As a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, I have to say that this was not terrible. The decor is stylish and inviting. Tasteful blue lights line the room along with colorful lanterns and dim lights over dark cherry wood tables and comfortable chairs. If you haven't lived in Jasper all your life, you might not even know it used to be a Wendy's. The rice is really strange. If you expect fried rice similar to that found in Chinese restaurants or other Hibachis, you'll be disappointed. The rice is glazed and while tasty, it is not what is commonly served in this area at similar restaurants. The Hibachi dinners are nicely portioned for the price and the chicken and shrimp plate was delicious, served with a vegetable medley and Yum-Yum sauce (also called Shrimp Sauce). Not bad for around $7. The Bentos are really just four-part meals served on a stylish sectioned plate.The Bento is a smaller portion of the Hibachi dinner, a smaller portion of rice, a four-piece sushi roll and a spring roll. These are around $7-9. Lunch and Dinner sizes are available. The Sushi was alright. The fish was a large portion per roll (which is nice since so many places are stingy with the fish in their sushi) and the price was a bit high but not terrible at $4.99 per roll (4-6 pieces each) and $2 each for nigiri (individual larger pieces). My only complaints were that the sushi was served a bit warmer than I like (room temperature) and the wasabi tasted cheap. This restaurant serves Coca-cola products. I have to say that the service would not win any awards however. The server mumbled, was not very helpful, ignored our requests while talking on the phone, and was incompetent at simple tasks such as fetching silverware or providing all of the necessities for dining. The other employees seemed nice enough. I'm hoping that less-than-stellar servers will be replaced over time and the service will not be a hindrance to the restaurant's success. All in all, for the food, I would definitely eat here again. The price was around $40 for three people having Hibachi, Bento and Sushi. There is a special lunch menu starting at $4.99 between 11am and 3pm. I definitely would recommend giving this place a try!
Atmosphere ☆☆☆☆☆ Staff ☆☆☆☆☆ Food ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Ribeye, medium rare, baked potato, salad, sweet tea. Now, try to imagine this. You pick up your fork and knife. Cut off a piece of the ribeye sitting in front of you. You lift your fork with the piece of ribeye to your mouth and the very second you take the first chew and the flavor hits your taste buds, the flavor is soooooo awesome it makes your eyes want to roll back in your head. If you want a steak like this. If you want to experience pure satisfaction, then you need to stop reading this and get yourself down there RIGHT NOW!!!!! You will not be disappointed. EVERY TIME, we have been there, this has been my experience! Enjoy!!!!
This restaurant was a disaster when it opened in December . I had considered not going back however I decided to give it one more try. Since then I have eaten there several times. The food and the service have improved considerably. The personnel are attentive and friendly. Chef Troy has expanded the hours open and the menu has expanded. The breakfast omelets are nearly as good as those in the Houston restaurant and lunch is much better than when it opened.. They have also started serving an all-you-can-eat buffet Friday and Saturday evenings with carved roast beef, pork and grilled salmon. If you have been there before and been disappointed it is worth trying again.