Sawa Asian Bistro- Hibachi Grill

4.4
92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Whether you desire to dine in or takeout Sawa Asian Bistro is the place for you. There is plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in the kitchen every day. Think hibachi chicken & shrimp, pad thai noodles and grilled garlic miso shrimp among our many distinctive dishes. Our skilled sushi & sashimi masters make classic rolls like tuna, yellow tail and salmon and many signature rolls like Pink Lady, Green Hawaii and Crazy Bumblebee. Sawa Asian Bistro channels the island nation in the Far East with its authentic and fresh selections and will leave a memorable impression on your palette.
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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and service was good!

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CC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This restaurant has potential but is not being run properly and not enough proper personal. I had a 7pm reservation for nine and we were all there and soon sat down taking one Habachi grill with just our party. The next grill over, who arrived after us and was a mixture of two parties were served before us. We in fact waited over 1 hour before they started to cook in front of us. It seems like they wanted to ensure we spent plenty of money on drinks as some of us had two to three drinks before having someone cook in front of us.
The chef was tired and really did not do anything out of the ordinary to make this an exciting experience and something that would bring us back. Overall it was an experience but one I hope I never have to live through again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was excellent food. Our hibachi cook was somewhat interactive.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall, I was happy with the experience! Food was delicious, service was okay. My only complaint was that I had made a reservation for 6:15 and we weren’t sat until about 6:45. (What’s the point in a reservation?) Was fun though, hibachi’s have great atmospheres!

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AF
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and amazing staff! It was the perfect place for my sister's birthday celebration!

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C
New England
114 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The chef could have been more engaging and entertaining.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

It was weird that the host asked me to call for reservation next time... hmmm

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MB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibrant atmosphere! Delicious filet and rice! The salad was yummy but the soup was no more than a glorified broth. Disappointed that there were not more ice cream flavors. Drinks were yummy too!

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e
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We all had a great time. The only negative was the saki bottle was not used enough 2 second burst.

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L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The sushi was delicious. I got the lobster tail and chicken teriyaki stir fry. It was good, but I found the lobster to be a bit overcooked. I would go back but I would not run back.

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SH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Large group for Christmas and going away party. First our meals had been badly over cooked. All the steaks had been requested med rare or med and everything was well done. Someone’s Salmon was way over done, not editable. When the bill came they didn’t charge us for everyone’s dinner so I told them and then they over charged us for 3 extra meals. The cook was not entertaining at all, Over all this was the worst experience I have had and most likely will not be returning.

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R
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had 8 pm News Years Eve reservation. We arrived early had a drink at the bar, they were quick to fill your drink order. Our name was called before 8, very surprised and happy. The place was busy but they were filling tables. I was afraid they would be trying to get you through dinner quickly, but definitely not the case. We enjoyed an appetizer and drink first. The chef was good and the food delicious.
This restaurant definitely knew how to handle New Year’s Eve!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time! Great service and food!

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RB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Xmas Day lunch with my grandma. We had a 12 pm reservation and it was almost empty when we arrived. Had hibachi, which was good. Salmon and swordfish. Chef was good and we were a quiet audience.

One appetizer was ordered that took a LONG time to come. Despite the emptiness, the service wasn’t attentive for drink refills, removing soup bowls, salad bowls, etc.

Price was reasonable. Nice space and probably great for a date or any other special get together.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It was very rushed. We went for my daughter’s 18th birthday and our waitress came over with a drummer and ice cream to sing to her while we were still eating dinner. It wasn’t crowded so I’m not sure why they were in such a hurry for us to be done.

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DE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very smoky if you sit in Hibachi place - food was average and sushi didn’t seem fresh

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PH
Greensboro
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service, plenty of free parking and a good value. Most of the Asian cuisine are available, so there is something for everyone.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bar was sizable, especially helpful when waiting for all eleven in our party to show up. Food was good. Service was good. Chef was good. Prices were on the high side for a hibachi combination meal and special sushi rolls, but the quality of the food was good. Ambiance was fair, but nothing special. It was clean though. Hibachi table room was quite loud, with little to no sound dampening in the room. I know it’s more challenging to clean, but most places I’ve been have some carpeting that helps deaden, or at least soften and keep some of the clatter sounds from traveling so far. The usual “show”, especially when twirling and tapping the spatula and fork together and on the grill, could be heard clearly from each table across the room. Particularly since there were many tables grouped closely together (and the table where we sat, far too close to the front window), it was very hard to hear and hold a conversation with people more than one seat away from you, particularly for those people at the far ends of the table. The unsweetened iced tea tasted off, and not at all like freshly brewed tea. The meal was good, but the premium pricing, didn’t quite fit the less than full-on premium experience. Overall, 3.66 out of 5 stars.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and entertaining hibachi experience with skilled grill master. Food excellent for our entire party of 6. Will be back.

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AF
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night out!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family in town. Always great food and entertaining experience with the chef

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AS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mixed drinks were watered down but I returned mine and the Marini was nice

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C
New England
114 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We are local to Sawa and have been here many time. This particular instance we went with our family from England that was visiting, a group of 9. I specifically stated Fathers Day and my Aunts 50th Birthday in the reservation. The lady getting our drinks was fine, but our chef was horrible. He didn’t say one word to us or interact with the group other than reviewing our entree selections when I arrived. We were all very disappointed. My husband and I was quite embarrassed at dinner to take our relatives to a place so disappointing, when all day we were raving about how much fun it would be. Taking 9 people to a restaurant and paying over $350 for such a horrible experience is not where and how I want to spend my money. And the chef got a auto-gratuity of 20% he didn’t deserve. We will definitely be looking for another hibachi place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the service, drinks, food, appetizers, and timeliness.

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JP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the opportunity to dine with my book club on a Thursday evening. The group of 12 was easily accommodated with all of our meals, including a couple of meal from the hibachi grills. We were able to enjoy our delicious dinner and drinks while discussing our monthly read for the group. Everything was delicious and our waiter handled the large party seamlessly, including separate checks for each dinner. We will be back again, for sure.

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CS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lobster was prepared with teriyaki sauce. The server should ask ahead of time if you want it. I felt a bit rushed for the $.

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ED
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Only downside was that since my husband and I were a group of two with an 8:30 reservation we had to wait almost an hour for our chef to start cooking and other guests to be seated.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Made reservations for 7:30pm and was not seated until 8:15. If I walked in we would have been seated quicker! They did give us free apps for the inconvenience but it was truly uncalled for. It’s not an isolated incident because it happened to us at another party weeks prior.

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C
New England
114 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a favorite!

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun presentation, and perfect for a birthday celebration!

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l
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a 6:30 reservation on a Saturday night, and only got seated at 6:55, which was frustrating. The scorpion bowl was delicious! The food was also excellent. The soup was the only mediocre thing about the meal.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Hibachi in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter could have been more attentive

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NS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go frequently. It's convenient and has excellent food, plus the 'show' (the Hibachi grill cooking.)

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Although we had a reservation for a specific time for 14 people, it took a while to get seated. (Only two people were not there at the scheduled time) We felt they made us wait too long for our table. Once we were seated, things started to get better. Drinks did take a while to get to us at first but as the night went on this also got better. The food was great, the chefs were very accommodating to special request for meal prep (hibachi) and we were entertained with saki and catching food in our mouths. Our server was bending over backwards to keep us all happy. Over all, we had a wonderful get together and a wonderful experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful decor. 2nd round of drinks took a while but the drinks where good I would definitely go again the food was amazing

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O
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was kind of unfriendly and she only brought half of the table soup and the other half of the table salad. The chef was not very interactive. When I tried to pay with American Express gift card I was told that it was declined. Had no problem using it elsewhere.

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We went here for NYE eve and luckily we had a reservation. It was extremely busy but we were seated quickly. The food is always great here and so is the service. My only complaint was that it was absolutely freezing in the restaurant. Most of our table (7 people) had a jacket or scarf on!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My experience at sawa overall was about 3stars. While I understand I had a rather large party on New Years the manager In the dining area was extremely rude. Before even being sat at our hibachi station he berated us yelling " ONE CHECK ONE CHECK ONE CHECK". Claiming he spoke to me on the phone about it when I clearly used open table to reserve it. The hibachi chefs weren't very interactive and spilled rice and sauce in our drinks when plating some of our guests foods. Aside from the manager the food was great. Get the posideon roll, it's worth it. I would go again for the sushi but not the service.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was bland overpriced
Asked for no sauces on anything and they still included

Have allergies

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