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Wasabi of Summerville
Wasabi of Summerville

Wasabi of Summerville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://wasabiofsummerville.com
  • Phone: (843) 821-9292
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Wasabi of Summerville
Consistently voted "Best Sushi" and "Best Japanese" by Charleston City Paper and "Best Asian" and "Best Sushi" by Summerville Journal. Sushi, Steaks, and a time of your life. Wasabi offers the best Japanese dining experience in the heart of the historic Summerville, SC. Our Teppan “Hibachi” dining room features teppan grills at which our masterful chef cooks and performs for the entire table. The chef’s skills are in display while you enjoy the best Japanese food in town. We maintain close relationships with local farmers and purchase the freshest seafood available. Welcome to Wasabi. We look forward to serve you.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We took my son and a few of his friends here for his birthday day dinner the food was really good I had sushi and they all had Hibachi. In regards to the food is they use Dark Meat chicken (my wife doesn;t like) so she always get the filet and besides how could you go wrong with Bacon Fried Rice. After reading some of the other reviews we were concerned since this wasn't an actual reservation for 4:30. We got there @ 4 just to be safe and were seated within 5 minutes. Our server was ok but like others said they disappear I think we only saw him 3-4 times the whole time. As for the cook he just ok and wasn't very entertaining like other times we have been there or other places."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had reservations and still had to wait for an hour to be seated."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The only complaint would be our wait time to be served. Our reservation was an hour behind schedule."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time to Wasabis and it was and is an awesome place to dine and I will be back again soon"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I made a reservation through Open Table for 630PM. When I arrived at 620PM, the hostess proceeded to move my name from the computer to their wait list. She said, "Since you reserved online, you don't know we have a 30 minute wait." Reserving online did nothing but let them know we were coming. Ridiculous! That's not a reservation. We received a table at 40 mins later at 7PM. We didn't see a waitress until 10mins later. We didn't see a chef until 750PM. So, 1 hour 20 mins after our reservation is when food prep was started."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had two birthdays at our table in our party of 7. The food was excellent. Our chef was not nearly as fun and personable as any I have had at this location or any other similar restaurant. That was the only concern the people in my party had, only because they were making comparisons."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "the food was amazing and the chef very entertaining .. love it "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "First you need to remove Wasabi from your list. They do not take reservations! It is strictly call ahead but does not guarantee a seat. We had a fantastc dinner! We arrived early even though it was called for 5:30. We arrived @ 4:55 on aSaturday. I was pleased that we were seated by the sushi bar as asked within 10 minutes of arriving. Our waitress was fabulous and very attentive. Food came out fresh and hot! Refills of our drinks on the half mark. Upon ordering she even offered the early-bird pricing being it was a mothers day outing. I thought that very nice and a professional touch. I highly recommend early arrival and you can ask for seating in sushi bar area and order same as dinner hibatchi show. Excellent evening very friendly."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was rushed to be cooked, and was not appealing. It also tasted bland. The server took forever with everything! I sat at the table for a total of one hour and fifteen minutes and not once did I receive a refill on my drink! This experience was terrible and I was not satisfied!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was my first hibachi experience and it was amazing. The cook put on a great show. The waitress was great and the food was great. I usually sit on the sushi side however I had a large group with me. Just a great place and I will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A great place to celebrate your 12 year old son's birthday when he is too old for Chuck E Cheese & too young for Hall's."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Really entertaining and fun. Great place to celebrate any special occasion. Great food!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Had reservation for 7:30, was seated at 735 and chef did not come to the table until 8:45."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been to Wasabi many times and the experience is consistent. Great food; entertaining chef (usually), though it can take forever to get one at your table; and the waitservice is slow. If you're willing to deal with the service then this is a great place to go, especially with kids. This visit we sat at the table for almost 45 minutes waiting for a chef (were they understaffed?). Our server was polite, but very slow and not very attentive. My children didn't get drink refills until dinner was almost over and my wife and I *never* got refills despite the glasses being obviously empty. So that was annoying. However the chef was outstanding. My kids LOVED interacting with him and he prepared a great meal. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "They service was a little slow. I don't know if she was new but it was like we were forgotten about. The cook could of been a little more funny we were laughing at Mike the whole time that was across from us cooking. I love this place but will not be coming back if the service is not good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food & service were very good. The cook was entertaining. Wasabis is a fun place to go for a birthday!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had an amazing time with the staff my brother enjoyed his bday thanks so much."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First let me say that the food and service from our server/chef was great. Everything else left much to be desired. We were seated 1 hour and 10 minutes after our reservation. The hostess inaccurately transferred the reservation from Open Table to a piece of paper from 6 people to 4. While waiting, the manager offered us appetizers and told us we were next however we were not. Once seated, another person, who I assume was management, approached us to ask how things were going. She then told us that they do not offer reservations, only call ahead seating. I asked twice while they participate with Open Table if they do not honor reservations however she did not have an answer. If you can deal with the wait and chaos, the food is great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "For a 7:45 reservation, my date and I showed up at 7:30. The line to check in was out the door. As I requested to check in, I was notified that they don't offer "reservations" but rather I had a "call ahead seating request." Finally got seated at 9:30... 1 hour 45 minutes after my supposed reservation. Waiter was nice. Chef very polite. Food was very good. Not great, but very good. Just no need to go through the effort to make a nice date night just to have to wait 2 hours for your table. Hostesses were working hard, I just dont' see why you would accept walk ins when you have a full roster of reservations set. I will not go back. There are too many very similar options."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations for 515 waited maybe 10 mins seated at table, chef didn't even get started cooking till after 6, I ordered chicken and shrimp my husband ordered filet and chicken by the time the chef got to our side of the table the other guests got double of what my portion was, charged for an extra drink as well....this was a birthday celebration for our daughter, needless to say very disappointed for overall experience we won't be back for a very long time"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food always good and servers always fun and personable"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of having Mark as our chef. I'd the hundreds of times we have eaten St this you're of establishment, without a doubt he was the best. As always, the filet mignon was great!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great good, the show left a little to be desired, service was about what you would expect on a busy Saturday night. Call first for reservation unless you want to wait 2 hours. All in all a good place to celebrate"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Wasabi has excellent food and service but the atmosphere is very open which lends itself less to a romantic couple and more to a group setting."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We usually go to Miyabi Japanese steak house and this was our first time here. It was a bit crowded for what we are used to but the overall experience was great! Thanks!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Is always a fun experience! Chef was awesome and funny! Food always delish!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The chef makes or breaks the "exceptional grade" for this restaurant. I invited my husband to join me for a second visit. After the wonderful first experience, left me disappointed. the first visit, our chef tossed the implements, juggled sauces, had a wide selection of jokes, and drew us in very quickly to a jovial and highly interactive meal. the second visit, our chef had great technique for hibachi grilling itself, but no juggling, the jokes were lame and repeated (Japanese ketchup instead of soy sauce). We still enjoyed the food, but the table nearby had the lively chef, and they kept exploding with laughter and applause, which made our lunch seem a little drab- delicious, but... I know each group has its own dynamics, still..."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We were seated with minimal waiting time since we had a reservation. The food was delicious. I was a little disappointed that I was not allowed to sub my soup for an extra salad instead. I'm just not a fan of that soup and every other hibachi restaurant I have been to has allowed this substitution. Minor inconvenience. But, Overall the food was great and so was the chef and staff!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "There was more than enough food; we both had lunch for the next day and beyond. Chef was very entertaining and efficient. We will definitely go back with friends in the near future."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Our party arrived at 5:30pm as was scheduled by our Open Table Reservation. We were finally seated at 6:15pm. Orders were taken in the interim. At 7:30pm I finally got fed up, as were all 8 people, 2 parties, and went to find someone in charge. At 8:00pm we were finally served. Management DID try to make amends with free drinks and a reduced bill."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great food, great place. Lights were dim, romantic but laid back"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Fun, entertaining, great food and an awesome chef and wait staff!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "the food was GREAT as usual. We plan ahead, made a appt. We were there eariler and stil had to wait 40 minutes to be seated our chef was not having a good day. They did not do their usal tricks and delights for people. Other tables around us were having a great time. Our waitress messed up our order( they forgot a party in our group dinner) There were really long waits in bewteen the different serving of foods. It was made for a long night we had family from california visiting that we had been raving about this place and was very dissapointed"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We were seated very quickly. Our initial server, Dillon or Devin, was excellent. The cook was entertaining. Before we finished eating one of the wait staff came wanting to box up our meals. I said I was not finished eating, nor was my companion. Both of us had seafood and did not want to carry it home. The wait staff person stood there holding a box open staring at us until we finished. We agreed we had never been so rushed in a restaurant. There was no offer of dessert."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "My party had to wait almost 45 minutes even with opening a table. Once we got seated our waitress was awful, she was rude, she never filled up our drinks and out of the two hours we were there she was probably at the table 3 times. Our chef was pretty boring, not very exciting like the other chefs that were around. Everytime I have been to wasabi I have been pleased, but after this experience I will most likely never go back."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "The evening we ate there the atmosphere was horrible!!!! The grill chefs were yelling at each other from across the room, when they went to a table for someone's birthday they carried a HUGE LOUD drum and it seemed it would never end. I commented to my husband how loud the place was and the chef cooking at our grill yelled out to another table way across the room that "Hey she thinks it is to loud in here" and they actually started laughing about it. RUDE!! We will continue to go to Yokoso in the future, better food and much better dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "They have the best fried rice that I've ever eaten. All of the food was great and the chef put on a good show."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "I was disappointed in the whole experience. I made a reservation and still had to wait 25 minutes in a fairly empty restaurant. The chef was talking to other chefs and when he did talk to us you could not hear him. He was not very entertaining. The food was just fair. There was alot of rice. I will not go back again"
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "I made a reservation at 9:15 got there a lil late but was seated 10 mins later. I requested David as our chef he's the best. The sever took our order, we had soup n salad already. Just waiting on the chef. 20 minutes later they seat a party of 6. Meaning their order had to be retrieved, soups and salads to be brought out and so. It was 46mins before the chef even got to the table due to them adding the party of 6 after I ordered was placed 20 mins prior to them be seated. VERY Dissapointing"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We had gone there to celebrate Mother's Day. Wait wasn't as bad as I expected after making a reservation. Once in the restaurant nobody had set us out forks.. My daughter had requested white rice and basically finished her meal before receiving it. And I'm not sure if our chef was tired but we had two kids and were expecting a little more show like the other tables had received and never did. We have a gift card for the Daniel island wasabi and aren't sure if we are going to really use it yet."
    Dined on 5/12/2013