They made the small, hole in the wall Asian food joint into a place where you actually want to eat at and possibly even take a date. The atmosphere is casual and fairly small yet pretty authentic looking. The staff is friendly and fast paced. The prices are what you would expect from a semi-fast food Asian restaurant but you get a little more than you'd expect out of it. The Teriyaki Chicken is what I swear by since it is the best I've ever had. They have a great Sushi menu and don't mind making special custom rolls. I've sampled other people's orders as well to great satisfaction. The taste and definitely the atmosphere put my recent favorite Asian joint to shame. Teriyaki Cafe is not a five star, super-fine restaurant but I give it five stars on taste and service.
We found this place while looking for something to eat late Christmas Eve (2008). We actually stopped by the Arby's and saw the "open" sign on and pictures of teriyaki chicken and sushi and said, "What's that?" We shared a Bento Box with a double helping of the Teriyaki Chicken and a Shrimp Tempura Roll with cream cheese added and then deep fried. It was like candy! This became our Christmas Eve dinner spot. We returned this year and were certainly not disappointed. My wife isn't really a big Japanese or oriental food eater, but she loves it.
Nowhere beats Sake Cafe. They are victorious in Pensacola sushi market. Why, you ask? Because their sushi is so OISHI! That means delicious in Japanese. I know this because my Japanese wife keeps repeating it while eating the Sake Cafe sushi rolls. I think she's addicted to them or something. They must remind her of home. But I don't mind. It just means I get to eat more of them, too.