Love them! Best Japanese in town!
Miyako used to be my favorite, until that fateful day that they snubbed us for dinner. My boyfriend and I walked in the restaurant and patiently wa…
First (& last) trip to Kobe Montgomery AL. I had chicken fried rice - the WORST I've ever had. The chicken was so old it was dried & crusted. Smaller pieces were completely dehydrated & hard - & I am not exaggerating! Had absolutely no taste & neither did the rice! Husband's shrimp/steak dinner was average at best. Prices too high for average, or in my case, not fit for consumption, food. If we had not been w/friends, I'd have asked to see a manager. They obviously don't know (or care) what comes out of their kitchen. I would have refused to serve this dishl had I been the waitress!
I have been a customer since they opened. They have the most diverse rolls in town. They also prepare one of the best spicy sashimi salads (Hwe Muchim or Hwe Dup Bab) in town. I love the Osaka roll with lemon on top. They have so many that I enjoy. Sushi and sashimi is really fresh. I have only had three rolls that were not fresh in the 8 years I have patroned the restaurant.
I have eaten with their other restaurants in Birmingham a lot in the past. However, their prices are much higher than the other sushi/sashimi restaurants in town. Hwe Dup Bab (spicy sashimi salad) over $20.00??? CRAZY!!! I was disappointed that they hardly put any raw fish on it anyway. They had sweet pickles and other stuff that did not belong on it and the price? GEEEZ! The staff was friendly, but prices NEED TO GO DOWN to be comparable to others in town. Also, your sushi menu needs help! So many rolls with cream cheese! YUCK!
First off, the older male server was rude as hell. He argued with me about whether or not I get a house salad when ordering as much sushi/sashimi that I did. I get a salad everytime at their other restaurants, TOKYO and WASABI! What a punk! WON'T GO BACK! Rude and unfriendly. I go eat sushi 3 times a week. Winnie you should fire him immediately!
Very nice restaurant/hibachi, great location, and friendly staff. The food is a little high for lunch and the hibachi chefs wait until most seats are occupied before cooking; be careful if you have only an hour for lunch! Cooks are good, but pretty much the same routine/show from each of these restaurants.
Great food at a great price. The guy is always making the sushi fresh and it is soooo delicious. They also have a stir fry chef on hand making whatever you select that is available. Hot wing awesome etc.....
Wasabi is the first place I went to dine downtown after The Alley was complete. I was blown away by the combination of delicious, authentic (I lived in Okinawa 8 yrs & Hawaii 7), very visually appealing dishes, fast & friendly service, cleanliness & setup/layout, AND prices that actually shocked me! Granted, I took advantage of their military discount, but I almost felt bad, it was so affordable/inexpensive, esp for what I got & enjoyed so much. Chose it as my place to go when a group of coworkers/friends took me out to eat, & every one of them said they loved it & would be back...w/ one of them taking her husband there only a day or two later! Also recommended it to my daughter for a pre-event dinner downtown w/ her boyfriend, &they both loved it & have also been back since. Now I have a standing wkly lunch date w/ a good friend, & Wasabi is the default go-to place! Been there now countless times & have never been disappointed, so countless more times to come! :-)
Hibachi chicken and shrimp was dry, overcooked and bland. Chicken was so bad could only eat a few bites. Fried rice was mediocre, had to eat with part of a torn up cup and coffee stirrers. Guess I shouldn't have assumed that just anyone could figure out that an out of towner staying at a hotel would need utensils and napkin. Vegetables also bland but we're good. Was also a little bothered by the lemon seeds i kept finding in the vegetable and chicken. I season my food with lemon too, but am careful to avoid seeds dropping in. Fast service and food prep.
I had a crabmeat volcano and it was awesome. The wait staff were friendly and efficient in spite of the large crowd. Recommended highly.