I've been to this place countless times and it's been great everytime. My family usually sits on the habachi side, but the dine in side is a nice change every once in a while when we are in the mood for some good sushi. You may think they are your typical japanesse resturant, but be prepared to be shocked. I've had most of the things on the menu and they are all really good. The scallops melt in your mouth, steaks are like butter, and the fried rice is my favorite, I always get double, no veggies. I tell all my friends to go, and so therefore I will tell you the same, GO!! Everything is well worth it. It's a nice casual place to dine, perfect for any occasion. The celebration they have is great for birthdays! and you even get a keepsake picture! Plus there are always coupons in the paper! We went on Valentine's Day and it was very busy, we waited a while but the staff was great trying to get everyone what they needed as fast as they could with smiles on their faces. Even the customers that were yelling at the hostesses left with smiles and said a big goodbyes waving. I could tell it was worth the wait. Now to those of you who have not been to a place like this, be prepared. I've noticed that things move a bit slower with larger parties. Our server was very pleasant (also had a great sense of humor) and explain things to us, so I'll explain them to you. Everyone has to be there to be seated so the grill can be turned on, grills need to heat up, soups, salads, apps, and sushi must go out, then the server can then send the order, after that the chef has to prepare the food and then comes out to your table to cook. It is a teamwork atmosphere here. And to those who have been to a place like this or here before, I've read the reviews and it seems like only the negitive experiences have been talked about, and this is why I'm writing so much. You never know why things happen, so give them a break! Everyone should see for themselves!!!
23 S Euclid AveSaint Louis, MO 63108
From Business: Conveniently located in the fashionable Central West End, our restaurant is an exciting mix of rustic, industrial & modern elements featuring the best of our Chef’s…
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My wife and I love sushi, and we ate there tonight to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The food is excellent. What makes this restaurant stand out is the menu - or rather, what's NOT on the menu. We ordered spicy tuna, spicy salmon, shrimp tempura, salmon skin, and yellowtail rolls off the a la carte menu. The spicy tuna and salmon were the best I've ever tasted. Instead of chopping the tuna and salmon up into a paste and mixing it with spicy mayo, the chef used large pieces of fish and added just the right amount of sauce, as well as some cucumber. It was extremely fresh as well as tasting very, very good. On the shrimp tempura roll, it came with avocado and asparagus on the menu, so we asked the chef if he minded substituting mango for the asparagus. He didn't, and mentioned that most of his food was actually OFF the menu. When we asked him to explain, he mentioned that he likes to experiment. We asked for an example. It sounded so interesting we just had to try it: salmon skin wrapped up in a maki roll, topped with smoked salmon and salmon eggs. To provide contrast to the saltiness of the smoked salmon, he topped it with paper thin lemon slices - peel and all. It was FANTASTIC. I've never tasted anything like it, nor seen it on any menu; and we've tried sushi all over St Louis. There were only about 3 or 4 groups of people in the restaurant, so we spent quite a while talking to the chef. He told us about three or four more ideas for sushi he had, but we were so stuffed we weren't able to try them. I think next time we go back I'm just going to let the chef choose the menu.
If you like Sushi like I like Sushi you'll love Sushi Tatsu (forgive the pun ) One of the best places I've found for good fresh sushi. How good? Well let's put this way, my wife who has a rather timid palate and thinks all fish should be fried, baked, broiled or grilled gave me the shock of the decade. After reading reviews about this unassuming place I just had to give it a try. So late Thursday night convinced my wife to go by insuring her there was something on the menu that she could handle, like some fried rice and, her known weakness, some sort of desserts. I ordered Salmon skin roll sushi, spicy salmon roll the *jalapeno crunch roll (very good) my wife as expected got chicken fried rice. I coaxed my wife into trying one of the sushi rolls. After her traditional cut it open and sniff test and the what's this and that battery of questions she eventually ate a portion and to my surprise she didn't make the gag me with a spoon face or do the frantic search for catchup, I had to pinch myself. This must be some kind of sushi. The killer was the dessert, Tempura cheese cake with ice cream, the only way to describe it is think of a hot crispy cream dough nut with warm gooey cheese cake inside with a scoop of ice cream on top only better. That's it I've said too much go try it for yourself and let me know what you think.