Our group of 10 visited on a weeknight at the hibachi tables. Despite calling several hours ahead, we had to wait about a half-hour to be seated. A patron in the regular-seating area complained they had been waiting 15 minutes to see a waitress. After our party was seated we then waited another 15+ minutes just to get our drinks, and another 10 minutes to get our orders taken. The hibachi chef made a good presentation, but each of our entrees arrived at significantly different times. He seemed unable to prepare steak, chicken, vegetables and shrimp at the same time. This was our fifth visit. We won't be rushing back.
Posted: 12/10/2008 • Link to this review
After getting addicted to Hibachi Japanese in Augusta GA, I moved here to west ATL and found myself with a craving that I couldn't easily satisfy. After living here only a short time I found this restaurant and went with my friends. The food is excellent, some of the best cuts of meat I've ever had at a hibachi restaurant. The serving sizes are decent, you don't leave hungry. Leaving with a to-go box is expected. The wait has never been over an hour. When I lived in Augusta I had to wait sometimes up to 2 hours before we could be seated. When you are seated the chef comes out quickly and wastes no time getting started. They do the usual tricks with the eggs and the shapes with the shrimp. I suppose kids like that. I just want the food. All in all a great experience. If there is anything to complain about it is that some of the chefs are crazy. They act like they're drunk. They make in some cases what I would consider inappropriate comments, throw balls of rice at people to catch in their mouths, squirt water in their mouths etc. This behavior is the only thing that keeps me from going to this restaurant more often. Overall however, I would still rate it as a B+. Worth trying. If you don't like the hibachi treatment it may be possible to eat on the other side at a traditional table or get a to-go order.
Posted: 3/24/2008 • Link to this review