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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

My husband and I had just finished shopping and decided to get lunch. Lunch was great we had the Godzilla roll. Except the Filet mignon was HORRIBLE AND OVERCOOKED, we expected the steak to be a whole steak 🥩 except it was diced up, and...over cooked so chewing you can’t even swallow. The service felt rushed all the food was brought to us the same time no time to even breathe 🧘‍♀️. the server bearly spoke To us and when when he did, you could hardly hear what he was saying . Nevertheless we were still gona tip good reason being we r servers . But when the cheque was presented to us a 18% gratuity was added to the bill without even saying it us. I wondered why seeing it was just a party of two. I asked the couple behind us which happen to be white to see if they were charge a gratuity and they said “NO THEY WOULD NEVER ! “ my question is why were we never told of the extra gratuity being charged and why is it only certain couples are charged gratuity we all one flesh and blood 🩸 NEVER AGAIN WILL I VIST THIS PLACE AGAIN EVEN THOUGH THE SUSHI WAS GREAT BUT THERE STEALING FROM PEOPLEMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2020

5 minutes ago ordered a sushi salmon special. asked for extra rice, given a hard time, then after i get home i find out they didn't provide fresh wasabi. and intentionally used less rice. called to complain. they refused to do anythibg. used to be...good before covid. go to sushi hanna. way bigger cuts of fish. this place isnt worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

We have tried a lot of Japanese steakhouses in bradenton & have found this one to be the best. I had the steak & shrimp combo & my wife had the chicken & scallop combo. Both meals were cooked to perfection. My steak was cooked...medium & was tasty, moist & the shrimp were not over cooked. My wife's chicken was cooked to perfection & was moist; not chewy, as were the scallops. Meal size was perfect; not to little but not to much. Be advise, if you use Garmin's GPS, you will be going around in circles in this shopping maze. Your passenger will have to keep a sharp eye out to see the restaurant. Also,when looking at the doors at the restaurant, go to the left to another set. The ones you first see have a sign inside directing you to the correct entrance, but it is unreadable. Check on Groupon or Living Social to buy a voucher for $18.towards $30 worth of foodMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

If you can get past the dirty front doors and nasty floors, the food at the grill is pretty good. Service is slow. The cook is friendly and entertaining.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

The hibachi cooking is fabulous and the prices are very reasonable. Group offers coupon deals which are great value.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2019

Food was barely ok but the restaurant itself was a disgrace. I don't think the place was cleaned or even swept in weeks. We eat our food and got out - WILL NEVER GO BACK. Advice if you do go here - look around before...you sit down!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Prices were reasonable. Service was great. Food was delicious!!! Had shrimp and chicken. Sushi was good tempura shrimp Wish they did more tricks though.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Nice and for kids. Food good ice selections. Hibachi grill entertaining for kids and adults. Friendly staff

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

We’ve had hibachi dinner and sushi here and it’s some of the best. The Godzilla roll is very large and could be an appetizer for 3 to 4 easily or a light meal in itself or with soup or something rude small. It’s their newest...roll and is fried. My favorite is the snow mountain which is delicious. We only order cooked rolls so I have no reference for traditional sushi. The seafood on the hibachi is always fresh and high quality, as is the steak. It’s our go to place for this sort of meal. The only negative is that they do get busy and lack organization with groups or crowds and if you hit a rush you’ll be waiting to be seated for awhile. Once seated, I’ve never had poor service.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 25 March 2019

I was recently in Florida at Major League Baseball spring training and stayed with some friends in Lakewood Ranch. Our group went to Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse for an entertaining evening of victuals and fellowship. The dining experience was absolutely fantastic. The chef was entertaining and...skilled. He cooked every aspect of the meal to perfection -- from the rice to the vegetables to the chicken and beef combination. It was a fascinating experience to watch the process of him using the knife and spatula to concoct a memorable meal. I am reading a number of other reviews on this site and wonder if they were at the same restaurant as I was. Don't listen to the critics, folks -- this place is awesome!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Yes, Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse offers takeaway services.

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Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5