This is a wonderful addition to the sandhills area restaurants. I moved here from new york city and it is hard to find a good sushi place that is creative and unique. My favorite is the Flaming roll and the Carolina roll. Their entrees here are massive! You get what you pay for. For example, their Spicy red curry shrimp is $12.95, the shrimps are massive, the plates are huge, and they recommend eating family style--which is sharing. So in this economy, my family of 5 usually order 1 appetizers(Ultimate Combo) and 3 entrees to share and it is enough for everyone. And you can escape with a bill around $50 for a party of 5 easily. The staff is very friendly and seems to always remember your name when you come in. They also have great drink specials. My favorite is their signature appletinis. A very unique twist to a common drink and is only $5 and is around 8oz. which is huge for a martini. My second favorite is the Blue Hawaiian. Very tasty with a hint of coconut and pineapple juice. They have good ambience. Is decorated in natural tones and surrounded by wood structures and carvings. Very unique looking for an Asian restaurant. It is easy on the eyes and is a good place for casual or dressy dining. I highly recommend this restaurant not only for the food but for the friendly down to earth staff as well.
This place has a very good sushi bar. My favorite roll is the dragon roll with avocado and eel drape on top. Very tasty! Their hot river roll with the spicy tuna and crabmeat is exceptional! I have never found a sushi place in columbia that is so unique and creative. Some of their rolls are massive yet it is inexpensive! They have very good lunch sushi specials. You get a two roll combination and a soup or salad for only $6.95 and up. I love sushi and it usually bankrupts me being such a sushi lover! And it takes alot of sushi to fill me up! So you can understand I'm always looking for a good deal. They also have a good selection of sake. They have the traditional hot sake that everyone loves. However, I like their collection of cold sakes. The unfiltered, Nigori, is my favorite. It is sweet and milky in color. They also offer favored sake. I had the pomegranate which I've never even heard of til now. Their entrees are huge. I recommend eating half and taking the other half home if you eat alone.
I first tried Miyabis in Greenville and thought it was good. When we moved to Columbia and searched for a sushi restaurant and tried several in Columbia, we found most of them too expensive for their "chain" sushi taste and expected the same at Miyabis and it is now our favorite and several friends go their regularly because of our recommendation. The sushi is very well prepared and sized appropriately. The avocado salad with tuna is super with a nice Nigori cold sake! But our hostess, Eni, is incredible! We knows what we get each time, she asks great questions, makes a personal touch and suggests items, prepared just how we like it! We go at least weekly if not twice or more and love it each time. It is very clean and the sushi guys greet you as you enter and thank you as you leave. All in all, being a chain japanese sushi house is a plus here. They just know how to do it right!!! I can't comment on the steak habachi. Neither of us enjoy that type of dining, but I am sure it is great.