Walked in and was instantly drawn to items one of the few tables in this place were eating: Wagyu Tataki, Pork Belly and the Lily Squid Pops. Good flavor and mouth feel on the Wagyu: pork belly was a little rubbery as were the squid pops. Nice tiny space, very intimate: problem is my clothes are going to stink from their fryer and cooktop that you pretty much sit around to dine here. Very average food: don't make a special trip over here.
The sushi bar is the best. Very good portions at a reasonable price. The sushi chefs are knowlegable and can point you to new exciting dishes that match your tastes when you want to be adventurous. Don't expect fast drink refills from the waitstaff. A lot of patrons like the hibachi, but sushi is really the jewel of this location.
I have been enjoying special occasions at the Japanese Palace for years. It is a unique experience and the ambiance of the entire place transforms you to a different mood and a different place for a while. It is a delightfully enjoyable experience that I am now sharing with my children.