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Wasabi of Summerville - Call Ahead Seating

3.5
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 821-9292
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 229 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.5
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience and lots of food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good value for huge portions of food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I loved it.. everything was great.. i would recommend this place an I'll be back..

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was amazing as it is every time we visit. Normally the chef’s that cook at your table are very entertaining, but it was an early dinner. On this visit, chef was not very talkative. He just prepared the food and was done, no fancy tricks. I enjoy it more when the chef is friendly, talks to the customers and does a few little things that create some laughter. Overall, still great food and nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a reservation tonight (through open table) at 8:15pm. It is 8:52 and we are still not seated. We made the front desk aware that we had a reservation when we arrived at 8pm and they said it was busy and it would be 20-30 minutes. I checked back and reminder her around 8:20 and she said there was only one group ahead of us. She the procedures to call 4 more groups of the same size ahead of us...seemed intentional. I finally asked to speak to a Mgr and was seated about 10 min later but at that point, everyone else was seated anyway. What is the point of a reservation of it is not going to be honored or even acknowledged. Otherwise, once we were seated, food and wait staff were very good.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Did call ahead for 7:15 but didn't get seated until 8:20
Will never use the call ahead again
What a waste

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had our favorite chef, he cooks everything perfect!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I hate leaving such a negative review because I really use to love Wasabi. But with this last experience, we will not be back for a while. First of all the overall use keep of the place was nasty. My husband said the bathroom was nasty and had a faulty toilet which sprayed out water. Then as we were being seated he had to scoop a chunk of rice out of my seat. Then as we looked at the other station there was an eggshell and a half of lemon on the floor. Then when the cook wheeled his cart out, there was a long strand of black hair on the white sauce bottle. To put the icing on the cake, the hostess sat us next to a large family with 4 kids under the age of 10! I cannot stand being around little kids. So needless to say, our date night was ruined! I felt like we should have been asked if it were okay! The food was great but with all of that foolishness I couldn’t really enjoy it, and we definitely will not be back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and service. Super busy and long waits at peak times.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The female manager was rude. She sat us without any pleasantries and made us feel unwanted. The food was good but real conversation from the cook and the waiter was really nice and friendly but charged the incorrect bills to friends credit cards. He switched their orders and credit cards.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was probably our worst visit to Wasabi's in the past 5 years. We waited a long time to get our food, and an even longer time to get our bill. We got there around 6pm and didn't get out of there until just before 9 pm. Food was ok, but not the best we ever had. Our cook was good, tho.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wasabi is the best hibachi around! WWe love the bacon and eggs in the rice! Chef Mike is hilarious!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Disappointed due to the fact they didn't acknowledge my reservation. The hostess was missing for almost 15 minutes and when I asked how long. She said Idk what to tell you. Very disappointed. We are repeat customers. We left and went elsewhere.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We made a reservation on open table for 6:45 but still waited owner 1 and a half hours for a table. We were basically told (unapologetically) that our reservation meant nothing and whoever had walked in before us was taken first. Our hibachi chef was clearly over it and made little arrempt to entertain and actually reprimanded one of our party for watching a chef at another grill that was entertaining his customers. Very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service. There was no waiting when all of our party arrived. The chef was funny and very entertaining. Waitress was always hovering to see what we needed. Very clean and comfortable. Party seated at our table of having a birthday and the chef was very attentive. We have been before and enjoyed it. We will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a reservation for 4:15 pm and didn't get seated until a 6:00 pm.

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I have made reservation through Open Table. I reminded that we are celebrating my daughter's 10th BIRTHDAY and no one remembered. She is very young and it was her request to go to WASABI to celebrate her birthday. Unfortunately, seeing her tears will prevent us from going back. It was quite disappointing.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wasabi has delicious food. Normally when I dine here there are not any problems but on this particular evening there were plenty. The hostess was rude when I explained to her that I used “open table” for a long reservation. She immediately and rudely explained to me that it was not a reservation but a “call ahead” in the which the website clearly stated that it was a reservation. She also explained that I could not be seated unless all members of the party were present but the others were literally 5 minutes away. I made a “reservation” for 4:45p and was not seated until after 5:15p and the rest of my party arrived no later than 4:55. When we were seated the chef mixed up our orders and did not serve one of my party members any rice, therefore I had to share my own. Then the waitress over charged me for my order and instead of fixing it within the computer, brought me back cash. Maybe next time I should go during the week or earlier during the day on the weekend.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall my experience was good, our cook was great and the food was great. However the website makes you believe you have made a reservation when in fact you have not. I had a party of 9 and a reservation for 7:45, we all arrived on time yet still had to wait over an hour for our table. I feel in a restaurant if you have what appears to be a reservation it should be honored or you should not make people believe that they have a reservation. When I arrived I was told there was a 25 minute wait but it turned out to be a much longer wait. I would NOT have waited an hour for a table under any circumstances. I am not sure that I will ever go back, especially not with a large party and I certainly will never make what appears to be a reservation.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Chef was not as lively as ones in the past. Wasn't as fun

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Used open table only to arrive and be told they don't actually take reservations. Would not seat us unless all were there, despite our knowing folks were en route. Then promised we would be seated within 20 minutes once all present. It was one hour. Service as then rushed and despite people clearly still eating, someone came in and started taking plates and putting food in to go boxes. It was quite comical.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Did not honor reservations so we left. This is inconsiderate. Should have filled the slots on Open Table. Not make people think this is an option.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great time and great food. Was able to seat 9 of us same day

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Rino and Mike are awesome and always ask for them. Also the staff are well rounded.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food and entertainment for kids.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service . Great drink prices, and a great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and the chef was very entertaining. Prices are reasonable with plenty of leftovers for the next day.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food at a snails pace. Made a reservation on open table and upon arrival, received a nice surprise from the hostess- they don’t honor the open table reservations which are made ON THE WASABI WEBSITE. 40 mins past the reservation time, and we’re finally seated. We were seated with a large party which was split up by a rude little waitress who fought another waitress for 3 people who were part of a large party on the other side of the table- greedy. After our waitress got done arguing, she took 20 mins to get our drinks. We waited another 15 mins and watched the other side of the table get their food, while we waited for our soup. After 20 mins of waiting for soup, we left. Enough. Get it together wasabi and fix you friggin website!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Even after booking through open table and reaching the restaurant on time for our reservation , we had to wait for an hour before we were seated.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

It was great but just remind the hostess you want sushi side or hibachi side so they know

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We made reservations and arrived on time. After waiting 30 minutes I went to the hostess stand to see why we still hadn’t been seated and was told by the rude little girl working the hostess stand that they didn’t accept reservations and that all we had done by reserving on Open Table was a call ahead for seating.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Love dining at Wasabi! Fab food, owners. Food and great community atmosphere! Love the family fun environment

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food in an upbeat atmosphere. Wasabi is our go-to place for fun and loads of food.

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

I was not pleased with the food at all. The service was mediocre and the chef was not entertaining nor was the food good. I ordered the sumarai. The shrimp was salty and tough from being over cooked. I ordered my filet medium and it was well done and salty. I had to ask him to be lite on the salt and soy sauce. I told him not to even give me the chicken. (Yes, our food was cooked one at a time. All items were not on my plate at the same time.)As this was my children's first experience, he was not entertaining. I will probably not go back. It's unfortunate because I remember always having a good meal here.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I booked a reservation 2 weeks and advance on Open Table's website for 6:30 pm. We arrived at the restaurant on time and checked in. We were told we would be seated as soon as possible. My group had been seated and gave up those seats in anticipation of being taken to our table. After a 20-minute wait and two very large parties of 16 to 18 people being sat, we inquired what was our wait time because we had reservations. We were at this time informed that they do not take reservations from OpenTable. They stated that they do not guarantee seating and we needed to continue to wait to be seated because the wait time was at an hour. We asked for manager, and then the owner, neither were helpful in resolving the issue... Both continued to say they don't take reservations.. If this is so, they should remove the restaurant from the website...

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome and the staff are fun and care about you.
We go often.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Reservations for 4:15. Sat down at 5. “Chef” was drunk and more interested in the football game on tv at the bar. 3 “chefs” for a Sunday night. Waitress was great! Won’t be returning. I’ll drive down the road to another hibachi grill.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

The Red Hat ladies have been to Wasabi several times. It's one of our favorite places to eat.

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1.0Dined on October 31, 2017

When upon arriving the hostess gave us a quizzical look about us even booking a reservation, as if she didn’t know how to monitor incoming reservations. She argued with me when I presented my open table gift card and saying that I needed a check when in fact the website told me different. The cook didn’t put on any kind of show and even cooked his own dinner with ours! I understand everyone needs a break and to eat, but cooking your food while you’re suppose to be entertaining your customers is inappropriate. The reason why we wanted to sit at the hibachi table is to be entertained, not just to be cooked for. Management really needs to step it up and make sure they’re providing quality service for all of their patrons.

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