Sawa Asian Bistro- Hibachi Grill

4.4
103 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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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am Sawa’s customer since the opening. Over years restaurant keeps consistent, great food and the excellent service.
We always look forward to Emma’s recommendations and great care she takes of our party.

OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you're looking for Hibachi in this are, this is a must try food ambiance, and service are excellent.

JP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was the first time my campanion had been to a Hibachi Grill resturant. He really enjoyed it! We had reservations for 7:15 PM, but had to wait until about 7:30-7:40PM for a hibachi chef to be available for our table. While we waited, the service for our soup, salad and drinks was very quick and efficent. (The woman did take my campanion's soup away before he could say he wasn't finished with it, she was so quick!) Our waitress came back several times to insure things were OK. The chicken and scallops and steak were all cooked perfectly. We felt the prices were reasonable with everything that came with the hibachi options. We enjoyed the time there and look forward to going back again.

ET
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with a large group for a special occasion and the service was great! We brought a cake and they were able to give us plates and a knife to cut the cake with. Waitress and hibachi chefs were great.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

always great and fun for the kids. Food is fresh and has something for everyone on the menu

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Busy night at hibachi table. Our child spilled a cup of water on the floor. Owner/manager(?) came and spent a few minutes to clean it up and a few more to complain to my wife that he was too busy for this. Typical upsell-order-more tactics too. Classless. Food just ok, so don't bother.

LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoyed the food, but the service is pretty slow. The server was polite, just super slow.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, chef was entertaining, nice ambiance.

FL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s 40th birthday!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Portion sizes were smaller than other hibachi restaurants in the area with same price point

TW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had sushi and soup with veggie tempura. Hot and Sour soup was crunchy which was different but not bad, the wonton soup was very good. The tempura was ok but not great. The Sushi - Free Brady was excellent. It was our second trip to Sawa and we would return.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and service was good!

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.

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

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

OT
New England
7 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!

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!

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

The chef could have been more engaging and entertaining.

OT
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

MB
New England
14 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!

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.

L
New England
10 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.

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.

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!

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

Always a wonderful time! Great service and food!

RB
New York Area
12 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.

RS
New England
3 reviews
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.

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

PH
Greensboro
29 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.

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.

RL
New England
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.

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

Great night out!

OT
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

AS
New England
7 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

C
New England
123 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.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

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 $$.

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.

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.

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

Always a favorite!

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