Food was ok. But the service was terrible waitress was M.I.A she forgets about things we ask for
I was skeptical to try this new place because of the reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. I made a reservation for Easter weekend on OpenTable and found the customer service and food very good. The fish was fresh and we liked the ambiance. I think it's easy for a new restaurant to get hard critics when they first open, because they need time to work out the logistics. I'm a tahoe local and I will be back, do not let these few poor reviews stir you away.
Was served bad live crab. $30 for a plate of garlic pea tips.
Not worth 50 characters, just not good all the way around. The softshell crab was like a rock. Everything else was lame, sashimi on shredded lettuce, you have got to be kidding me! I had to pick it off the fish.
Terrible and it's supposed to be a high end place???
Mostly enjoyed our meal but was surprised that a sushi bar didn’t have a sushi dinner/platter on the menu. Chose the Chinese menu instead. Unfortunately, our server lost two of our appetizer choices but our entrees were delicious.
Good Asian sushi and fresh meals. They claim to be upscale but they are middle of the road. That’s not a bad thing but they do misrepresent themselves. Satisfying.
I wish we would have received our ordered food to share an opinion.
We had a reservation at 7, arrived at 645, were seated at 650, order taken at 705, tables who were seated after us received their food by 715, 725 we left.
NOTE: we let the hostess as well as the server know we were a little in a rush to attend a show and just want a quick sushi roll and some Sake asking if they can get it done in 30 minutes.
They assured us they could.
Maybe the next time....
And i was so looking forward to trying the food. For what its worth the Sake came quick and was a great suggestion
The sushi fish was not fresh nor cut correctly. This was some of the worst sushi I’ve had!
Food was great but service was very slow. We ordered appetizers but they came out at the same time as the rest of the food. The wait for food was very long and we received little attention from the waitress. There were also incorrect charges on our bill and it took a long time to adjust.
I had been interested in coming here for years and this year we were here the day before Valentine's day and it just so happens to be Chinese New Year. At 5:45 PM the restaurant was almost empty. The entire dinner was just so so. Nothing to brag about but not terrible. For some reason I thought the restaurant was high end like PF Chang but it was run of the mill Chinese restaurant. The restaurant will not disappoint if you don't set your expectations too high.
Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, fantastic food.
The food and the service were excellent. The prices are great too and will eat there again real soon.
Every thing was great. Will be back soon. The sushi was to die for.
Sushi Kai was a wonderful surprise! The restaurant was packed and luckily I had made reservations ahead of time, they had to turn people away. I wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleased. I asked for some recommendations from the waiter and among other things, he recommended the sea bass which was a special that evening. Wow, was it delicious. We also had soup, rice and the beef chow fun noodles which were ever so soothing. I wish we could have ordered more things but there were only two of us and that was plenty. I will definitely be back! There was a noodle bar/counter that would be fun to sit at too.
sushi was good, the Chinese food was much better. excellent chow mein.
The food was disappointing here. Please note that we only had the sushi, but since sushi is in the name we expected more. The roll we had was not made well, in fact was so bad we had to ask for it to be remade. The sashimi was average at best, not nearly the value paid for it. The service was very good.
I was a bit disappointed in my experience at Sushi Kai. It took quite some time before anyone acknowledged our table. The food was good except for the fact that none of our sushi rolls were cut all the way through, so that proved to be extremely frustrating trying to get a sushi roll with chopsticks! It was New Year's Eve and they didn't do anything to make it special for their customers. Plus the ventilation sucked! I was the person in our group of seven that planned our New Year's night celebration and I guess I let me peeps down.
Jamie and Jericho were great. Food has improved and so has the service.
Excellent food. Service was good.
Service was incredibly slow. Sushi was amazing. The other food (fried noodles and pot stickers) left much to be desired. Though it's called "sushi" kai...not "other food" kai. So stick with sushi and you'll be impressed.
Redeemed some opentable points for this restaurant and they didn’t accept them. Hopefully I can get them back...
The restaurant was not busy but our appetizer crab rangoon came out with the main course and cool. I asked for extra spicy on the curry chicken but the waiter brought out the red sauce to add on later. Food had no flavor but it did come out hot.
An outstanding sushi dining experience. The best sushi in Northern Nevada...so far!
Always great food.
Walked into the bar because they were running 15 minutes behind on our reservation. Bar was covered with half filled & empty glasses, dirty plates and food particles scattered everywhere. Bartender was nice but this should not be the 1st thing you see when walking in. Service was terrible. We waited for just about everything. Food was fair - nothing exceptional as advertised. Waiter was more interested in cleaning up the tables and resetting them so he could go home instead of waiting on us. Please note that we were there at 8pm and the restaurant closes at 9:30 so we weren't holding anyone up.
Really generic food and rolls. Adjacent bathroom was deplorable and drinks were uninteresting and weak.
Found this little gem on last night in Tahoe. its a little hidden on the 2nd floor from the casino, but boy is it worth the find. Best sushi in nevada, and i am japanese and from Hawaii.
I really enjoyed the Sushi Kai. The food was great and the prices were extremely reasonable. Ana from Serbia was our waiter and she was too good to be true. Anyway a great time for both of us and definitely will be going back soon.
Stick to the Chinese...much better than the sushi. Salt & Pepper Prawns were good. So is the whole sole fish. The sushi was just ok. The rolls were poor. The nigiri were small.
Food was okay. Presentation very poor. Sashimi sitting on shredded lettuce. Probably much better places in Tahoe for sushi.
We did not stay for dinner. Insanely loud. People bringing groups of children who were screaming as though it was a public pool. Great parenting folks. Pass.
Way too expensive for poor food, not much taste to anything we ordered. Our entire party was not pleased
Try the stir fried sea bass. It's outstanding and a single portion is enough for 4-6 appetites.
The Chinese food was average. The Sushi was very good
The food was not good, and it was expensive. The catapillar roll we ordered had a very thin level of sashimi. The waiter was nice.
Great for sushi and other Asian dishes. My favorite sushi is the seven star roll, but the other rolls with tempura soft shell crab shrimp are also delicious. They have small bowls of hot and sour soup, miso, and egg drop, but we opted for the wonton soup. They say it serves four, but we were two hungry girls and it was tasty and plentiful. Then we had our sushi and we were stuffed. On the menu are many regular noodle dishes, chicken and pork dishes, and seafood dishes. We have never been disappointed here. The staff is very attentive and eager to please.
The food is good. Just a bit too salty. Service is great. Sushi is fresh.
Great place to eat at. First time here & loved it. The sushi rolls were good. Highly recommend it to every one.