Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse
Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse
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Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yokosocompany.com/
  • Phone: 8435534522
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Alfie Apostle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rivers Aave/Otranto
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional Parking accross the street at the Kmart Parking.
A word from Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse
One of Charleston's best hibachi steakhouse for over 10 years!
We have been entertaining with tricks on the grill to the birthday dances performed. Our sushi is cut to order and artfully presented. Enjoy our friendly- family atmosphere where you can enjoy the accommodations of a full service restaurant.
It's always show time @ Yokoso. Now under new management!
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Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
  • love it here
    jaew
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I go to yokosos at least once a month and I love it. The staff is great and friendly and the cooks are amazing. Their hibachi menu is wonderful and the food is always good and filling. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18% Tip Charge
    Oldman
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    We had a party of 12 and we understood that there would be a tip tax involved with a large crowd. When we were seated, we were split up. We had a group of 9 and the other 3 were served by another chef and server. When I received the bills for the group of 9 and the group of 3, I was shoccked to see the 18% tip tax for the group of 3 included. We don't come often and because of this tip tax, I doubt we will ever have a group of 6 or more again. In the past, we have dined with you as a reward for accomplishments or awards received by family members. I normally leave a tip anyway but I will think again if I can afford the 18% you charge for large crowds. Your staff works hard for their tips and they deserve it by serving and cooking well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to see them go
    jaew
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I was very satisfied with Yokoso's and was sorry to see them sell to another Japanese company. I will have to try out this new place and see how they do. I just wish they were on open table also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthdays
    jennjenn629
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I have been to Yokosos several times and don't remember having a bad experience. We went recently for my husband's birthday and had a blast. The cook was hilarious and the wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious and overly filling as usual. They do hilarious things for birthdays. I highly recommend to everyone. It is especially great if you have a group of 8 or 9 people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open table
    Catpen
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    We had an Open Table reservation for 7 pm. When I told the hostess she gave me a pager and asked me to wait for 30 minutes. I kindly explained to her that 7:00 reservations didn't mean 7:30 and she not so kindly told me a 7:00 reservation meant we would be put on the waiting list at 7:00. After dealing with that stupidity it ruined the whole dinner for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • party of 8
    birthday
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    We had a blast! Food is always amazing. Chefs are great also!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We have been here several times and the food is always good, the waitstaff make you feel pampered and we love the energetic and interactive ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food poor sevice
    carthman
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    the food was excellent but the service was lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and good food
    sibfamof4
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Overall a great experience and food was great. Sushi was good and kids were excited with the presentation and show. They really liked the volcano.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    This was a good place to have an early dinner with family after a graduation. The only complaint I have is that they won't seat your party until everyone has arrived, even if they are on the way. We had a party of 15 crammed into the bar area as we waited for the last person to join us. We already had a big enough group to almost fill two tables, so it doesn't make sense to me why we couldn't have been seated at our reservation time. Otherwise, great food and fun, as usual!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!
    Mover4u68
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    The food is always good(I'm partial to the steak & chicken)...waitstaff is good as well and attentive. I've been many times and will continue to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bleh.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    First off....the restaurant canceled my reservation after I had checked in and was waiting for a table. I am guessing its because they didn't want to pay the fee to Open Table for the reservation. When I brought this to the Hostesses attention, she looked as if she had just been "busted".The restaurant service was mediocre, but the Filet Mignon was really good and tender. I have been to a few of these types of these restaurants and the chef was OK, but not the best. All in all, it was good....just nothing special. I do wish they had an "Adults Only" table or tables....nothing ruins a $40.00 meal quicker than someone else's 3 year old sitting next to you that wont shut up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun place to have a meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    A fun place to have a meal! The chefs at the hibachi tables are entertaining, the food portions are too generous, and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated my birthday there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Celebrated my birthday there and had an awesome time, the staff treated us very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My sister and I visited yokoso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    My sister and I visited yokoso for her birthday dinner. Our chef did very little tricks, but made up for it with his winning personality. . He engaged.everyone in conversation and kept us laughing the entire time. They provided a specific birthday song for my sister and even took a beautiful picture of us together. The food and saki was awesome. We will visit again in the near.future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great!! Everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food was great!! Everyone that works there is wonderful!! Great atmosphere for the whole family!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall it was a good experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Overall it was a good experience. We had a large group of 20 and it was difficult to get the waiters corrdinated. I asked for shot glasses for our whole group but he only brought enough for his side so we weren't able to all toast together and one side finished sooner but we still had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always the food was great,the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    As always the food was great,the crew was outstanding and hilarious, especially during the birthday part!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Restaurant
    HWT3VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I was here with my daughter on Valentines Day which is not a good day to review a restaurant. However, I have eaten here in the Sushi Bar on several occasions and the food was always good and service very nice. On Valentines Day it was crushed and we ended up at a Hibachi grille even thought we only wanted sushi. Well we got our sushi and watched one of the chefs do his dog and pony show at the grille. It was a little awkward but fun none the less. I would recommend Yokoso for either the dinner show or the sushi bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to Yokoso for primarily
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    I went to Yokoso for primarily for sushi. It was decent. I don't have anything negative to say about the food other than the portion of spring rolls was small. Most establishments will give four rolls whereas Yokoso gave two cut into halves. One of the sushi chefs was rather rude. Being my first time at Yokoso, I asked the sushi chef if they served cooked sushi. He says something in Japanese and the other chef laughed. Needless to say, that didn't sit well with me and as a result I may not return. There are other sushi bars in the city where I can get my questions answered ..in English without snarkiness. Laugh at that. Shame because that was my only complaint.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yokoso - a great Benihana-like
    pwosterVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Yokoso - a great Benihana-like experience with food cooked on a grile in front of you, but much less expensive. The food is good, and the cooks are very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll make this short and sweet...fo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    I'll make this short and sweet...food cooked to perfection, great staff & food...entertaining as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a fun time and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    We had a fun time and the food was very good. Service was very good and chefs made it so much fun. We will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We probably never would have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    We probably never would have tired Yokoso's if it hadn't been for Restaurant Week. We have a wonderful time. Reservations were on time, the staff was well informed regarding the options, the food was fresh and presented well. We had a great time and will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This place was excellent. We had a reservation which probably wasn't really necessary since we were there pretty early for dinner. But still the experience was great. It was a Birthday Party so you could get a picture taken of your group and a cupcake for the birthday person for a few extra dollars. Overall it was a great experience with my family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some excellent and some not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Very Noisy so we couldn't hear the cook. Steak was tough. Portions were not equal. We were last to serve and we didn't receive a share of some items. Won Tons and chicken were excellent - best we've had. The service was excellent. Probably will not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Great service and the chef was amazing! Outstanding service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    I've been going to Yokoso for at least five or six years and they always have a good meal. It's fun watching the chefs cook and entertain the guests. I enjoy it. I have yet to finish a meal since they give you a lot of food and having a nice lunch the next day is fine with me. :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef was funny and entertaining,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Chef was funny and entertaining, service was OUTSTANDING. like, crazy good service. Unfortunately, the food was terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entirely too much soy sauce.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Entirely too much soy sauce. Know that's part of Japanese food, but, it was overdone. Prefer more sauces rather than just the one white sauce for dipping. Vegetables could have been cooked a little less (zuchini, onions), a little mushy for my taste. Best thing about the meal was the ginger dressing. It was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    First time dining at Yokoso and it was a treat! Food was amazing and the service / staff were exceptional. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restruant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    I love this restruant and go every chance I get. Get there at five or five thirty for the early bird specials.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out chef was amazing. With
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Out chef was amazing. With such a large party it was good to see that he was able to keep everyone entertained. Food was cooked to order and the happy birthday song for our daughter was fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Hibachi Laughs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    The only aspect that was lacking was that our chef cooked our food and that was all. He didn't do any tricks or fun stuff that normally accompanies Hibachi. My kids ended up watching the group and chef next to us. Other than that, our experience was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Call Center Manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I absolutly Love you restaurant! It is always great fun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time at Yokosos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We had a great time at Yokosos in North Charleston. It was my daughters 19th birthday and our cook paid extra attention to her which of course she loved!! We have been there several times and will be going back again. Also, I love the Open Table reservation sight. I did not know about it until I was looking up the number for Yokosos to make a reservation and saw this instead. Great idea!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waitress never offered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    The waitress never offered the restaurant week special; we had to actually show the flyer to receive the dscount. The cook got our order all wrong and the manager told us we would have to repurchase out meal to have our food corrected. Our cook seemed new, didn't do any tricks, our food was very bland. Was my fave restaurant ....not s much anymore.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to yokoso several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    I've been to yokoso several times but this time we went there for Charleston restaurant week. Actually our server forgot to mention about 3 for $20 menu so we had to ask for it. It was with either Crab wonton or Edamame, both were good and came right on time. The chef was very funny and food was good, but we ordered sushi and it didn't come out until we almost finished eating because they only had 1 sushi chef (It was Sunday we went there) We ordered Honeymoon special and spider roll, sushi was just OK. (I think Tsunami downtown and Wasabi in Danial Island are the best for sushi in charleston.) But we were pretty satisfied by their service and food I think it was very good for 3 for 20. We will definately will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall experience for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Good overall experience for our first time. The rice was way to much and feel they try to fill you up with tons of rice so you don't notice they don't give you as much meat. Would have liked the option to have fried rice, but was not given the choice, what they make is what you get. I did like the salad dressing options, the fruit dressing was a big hit. I do not live in the area but would go again if I was in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really loved the fact that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    We really loved the fact that our food was cooked right infront of us! As well as the cook was very energetic and very amusing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic