Wasabi On 82nd Street Japanese

★★★★☆
  • 5025 E 82nd St Ste 800

    Indianapolis, IN 46250

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  • 317-594-1188

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worst service ever , not friendly , food quality is pretty bad\r
not recommended\r

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★★★★★

worst service ever , not friendly , food quality is pretty bad\r
not recommended\r

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My son and I went to Wasabi on February 2012, we ordered the mistake roll,volcano roll,spicy octopus, softshell blue crab roll, and softshell blue crab fried as an appetizer. We enjoyed our meal while we were that, but at around 3.am

3
★★★★★

My son and I went to Wasabi on February 2012, we ordered the mistake roll,volcano roll,spicy octopus, softshell blue crab roll, and softshell blue crab fried as an appetizer. We enjoyed our meal while we were that, but at around 3.am

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I've tried a number of sushi restaurants around the Indianapolis area, and Wasabi is by far my favorite. The fact that you can get fish that tastes so fresh so far from the ocean is pretty impressive. Our servers are always prompt and friendly, and the food is always delicious. It also helps that they have a number of items available for my less adventurous friends including friend rolls, chicken teriyaki, and some great rice dishes. Definitely one of my favorite spots around town.

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★★★★★

I've tried a number of sushi restaurants around the Indianapolis area, and Wasabi is by far my favorite. The fact that you can get fish that tastes so fresh so far from the ocean is pretty impressive. Our servers are always prompt and friendly, and the food is always delicious. It also helps that they have a number of items available for my less adventurous friends including friend rolls, chicken teriyaki, and some great rice dishes. Definitely one of my favorite spots around town.

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This is my new favorite restaurant. I have not been big on Sushi ... but now am a convert!! The salad is awesome. The Mistake Roll & Sun Roll are the best ever!!! Highly recommend this place! My 13 year old daughter even loves the chicken teriaki dish.

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★★★★★

This is my new favorite restaurant. I have not been big on Sushi ... but now am a convert!! The salad is awesome. The Mistake Roll & Sun Roll are the best ever!!! Highly recommend this place! My 13 year old daughter even loves the chicken teriaki dish.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Need a fork and knive to cut my salad!

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The hospitality shown by the proprietors of this restaurant is sorely lacking. Isn't sushi supposed to be a Japanese art form anyways? Why is a Taiwanese couple running Wasabi? I have always wondered why Wasabi received such glowing praise when it is not an authentic sushi restaurant. Perhaps because this is Indiana and people generally do not know better? I have had Robert Liu's Chinese cooking before and it is GOOD - I don't understand why go into a field of cuisine that is out of his league.

And the racial slurs recounted by the previous patron are unacceptable. I would guess that you are not the first one that it has happened to... only the first one to be able to understand it!

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★☆☆☆☆

The hospitality shown by the proprietors of this restaurant is sorely lacking. Isn't sushi supposed to be a Japanese art form anyways? Why is a Taiwanese couple running Wasabi? I have always wondered why Wasabi received such glowing praise when it is not an authentic sushi restaurant. Perhaps because this is Indiana and people generally do not know better? I have had Robert Liu's Chinese cooking before and it is GOOD - I don't understand why go into a field of cuisine that is out of his league.

And the racial slurs recounted by the previous patron are unacceptable. I would guess that you are not the first one that it has happened to... only the first one to be able to understand it!

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I spent a good portion of my life living in China because my Father worked for the government in the U.S. Embassy in Shanghai and Beijing. I'm very familiar with this type of Asian cuisine. To be fair and factual I will first say that the food is decent and fresh. However, the food aside, I ran into some very troubling problems. The young Itamae (sushi chef) was a bit inexperienced. The nigiri fell apart before I could dip in the soy. When I tried to make small talk I was ignored. Later on the proprietor came to the bar to chat with the young Itamae and I realized they spoke Taiwanese Mandarin. Despite the fact that they were making negative comments about the American guests I ignored it and once again tried to engage in some small talk... this time in their own mother tongue. Still I was ignored and by this time I felt uncomfortable, unwelcome, and disappointed. I'm deeply saddened that a place with such beautiful cuisine is run this way. I believe that the proprietor has lost the highest ideal that is the embodiment of all Japanese cuisine, okyaku-sama wa kami-sama desu (The guest is God). As for me, I don't like being treated like a dollar sign because, unfortunately for the proprietor, I was much more than he expected. I was appalled to over hear ignorant hatred slandering a particular nationality, especially the one that I am a proud part of. Unless the owner and his family have a drastic and miraculous enlightenment that all people on this Earth are equal , whether Taiwanese or American, I will find another place to satisfy my sushi craving. cong yi dao shi wo gei ni si. nimen gai xue hui kongzi.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spent a good portion of my life living in China because my Father worked for the government in the U.S. Embassy in Shanghai and Beijing. I'm very familiar with this type of Asian cuisine. To be fair and factual I will first say that the food is decent and fresh. However, the food aside, I ran into some very troubling problems. The young Itamae (sushi chef) was a bit inexperienced. The nigiri fell apart before I could dip in the soy. When I tried to make small talk I was ignored. Later on the proprietor came to the bar to chat with the young Itamae and I realized they spoke Taiwanese Mandarin. Despite the fact that they were making negative comments about the American guests I ignored it and once again tried to engage in some small talk... this time in their own mother tongue. Still I was ignored and by this time I felt uncomfortable, unwelcome, and disappointed. I'm deeply saddened that a place with such beautiful cuisine is run this way. I believe that the proprietor has lost the highest ideal that is the embodiment of all Japanese cuisine, okyaku-sama wa kami-sama desu (The guest is God). As for me, I don't like being treated like a dollar sign because, unfortunately for the proprietor, I was much more than he expected. I was appalled to over hear ignorant hatred slandering a particular nationality, especially the one that I am a proud part of. Unless the owner and his family have a drastic and miraculous enlightenment that all people on this Earth are equal , whether Taiwanese or American, I will find another place to satisfy my sushi craving. cong yi dao shi wo gei ni si. nimen gai xue hui kongzi.

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I spent a good portion of my life living in China because my Father worked for the government in the U.S. Embassy in Shanghai and Beijing. I'm very familiar with this type of Asian cuisine. To be fair and factual I will first say that the food is decent and fresh. However, the food aside, I ran into some very troubling problems. The young Itamae (sushi chef) was a bit inexperienced. The nigiri fell apart before I could dip in the soy. When I tried to make small talk I was ignored. Later on the proprietor came to the bar to chat with the young Itamae and I realized they spoke Taiwanese Mandarin. Despite the fact that they were making negative comments about the American guests I ignored it and once again tried to engage in some small talk... this time in their own mother tongue. Still I was ignored and by this time I felt uncomfortable, unwelcome, and disappointed. I'm deeply saddened that a place with such beautiful cuisine is run this way. I believe that the proprietor has lost the highest ideal that is the embodiment of all Japanese cuisine, okyaku-sama wa kami-sama desu (The guest is God). As for me, I don't like being treated like a dollar sign because, unfortunately for the proprietor, I was much more than he expected. I was appalled to over hear ignorant hatred slandering a particular nationality, especially the one that I am a proud part of. Unless the owner and his family have a drastic and miraculous enlightenment that all people on this Earth are equal , whether Taiwanese or American, I will find another place to satisfy my sushi craving.

cong yi dao shi wo gei ni si. nimen gai xue hui kongzi.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spent a good portion of my life living in China because my Father worked for the government in the U.S. Embassy in Shanghai and Beijing. I'm very familiar with this type of Asian cuisine. To be fair and factual I will first say that the food is decent and fresh. However, the food aside, I ran into some very troubling problems. The young Itamae (sushi chef) was a bit inexperienced. The nigiri fell apart before I could dip in the soy. When I tried to make small talk I was ignored. Later on the proprietor came to the bar to chat with the young Itamae and I realized they spoke Taiwanese Mandarin. Despite the fact that they were making negative comments about the American guests I ignored it and once again tried to engage in some small talk... this time in their own mother tongue. Still I was ignored and by this time I felt uncomfortable, unwelcome, and disappointed. I'm deeply saddened that a place with such beautiful cuisine is run this way. I believe that the proprietor has lost the highest ideal that is the embodiment of all Japanese cuisine, okyaku-sama wa kami-sama desu (The guest is God). As for me, I don't like being treated like a dollar sign because, unfortunately for the proprietor, I was much more than he expected. I was appalled to over hear ignorant hatred slandering a particular nationality, especially the one that I am a proud part of. Unless the owner and his family have a drastic and miraculous enlightenment that all people on this Earth are equal , whether Taiwanese or American, I will find another place to satisfy my sushi craving.

cong yi dao shi wo gei ni si. nimen gai xue hui kongzi.

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Unfriendly ownership

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The quality of the fish and thoughtful selection of California wines keep us coming back...and we do often. The owners are present and are friendly and very accommodating?as are the servers. Start with the Shumai, try the Mistake roll and don??t pass on dessert?the Mochi is great.

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★★★★★

The quality of the fish and thoughtful selection of California wines keep us coming back...and we do often. The owners are present and are friendly and very accommodating?as are the servers. Start with the Shumai, try the Mistake roll and don??t pass on dessert?the Mochi is great.

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Always fresh - and always extremely good.... very nice wine list as well. Busy on Saturdays; wait can be a while w/out a reservation.

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★★★★★

Always fresh - and always extremely good.... very nice wine list as well. Busy on Saturdays; wait can be a while w/out a reservation.

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I've said it before...will say it again...I really like Japanese food and I love, love, love sushi. But, I am a bit picky. I don't like restaurants that try to be too creative...and I prefer more traditional rolls. Am not a fan of "fusion" sushi places...

Wasabi on 82nd does a fab job! Their sushi is incredibly fresh and there is a large variety of choices. From the traditional rolls (their spicy tuna is divine) to a few "newbies" the owner/manager forced me to try. Overall, I loved everything.

Of special note: The Shrimp Tempura and Asparagus was divine...

The wait staff and the owner(s) were very attentive, but did not too much. Also, their prices were BEYOND reasonable! Most rolls were between $5 and $8 per roll and they had fab wine choices...

Too bad they aren't located in Chicago...I'd be here at least three times per week!

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★★★★★

I've said it before...will say it again...I really like Japanese food and I love, love, love sushi. But, I am a bit picky. I don't like restaurants that try to be too creative...and I prefer more traditional rolls. Am not a fan of "fusion" sushi places...

Wasabi on 82nd does a fab job! Their sushi is incredibly fresh and there is a large variety of choices. From the traditional rolls (their spicy tuna is divine) to a few "newbies" the owner/manager forced me to try. Overall, I loved everything.

Of special note: The Shrimp Tempura and Asparagus was divine...

The wait staff and the owner(s) were very attentive, but did not too much. Also, their prices were BEYOND reasonable! Most rolls were between $5 and $8 per roll and they had fab wine choices...

Too bad they aren't located in Chicago...I'd be here at least three times per week!

Pros: Great service. Wonderful sushi. Fab wine list. Terrific prices

Cons: Didn't make a reservation, so waited about 20 minutes. But was worth the wait.

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My husband and I eat there regularly. They have amazing food and we LOVE their sushi. They have wonderful soups and salads. We love their food and would recommend them to anyone!

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★★★★★

My husband and I eat there regularly. They have amazing food and we LOVE their sushi. They have wonderful soups and salads. We love their food and would recommend them to anyone!

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Wasabi has the best sushi in town! They have the best selection of food and best tasting sushi anywhere in Indy. There is nothing on the menu that is bad and I would recommend it anyone!

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★★★★★

Wasabi has the best sushi in town! They have the best selection of food and best tasting sushi anywhere in Indy. There is nothing on the menu that is bad and I would recommend it anyone!

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Craving Japanese food, my boyfriend and I decided we'd try a new restaurant, one a friend had recommended--Wasabi on 82nd. We ordered the beef sukiyaki soup ($30).

The dish promised beef and vegetables marinated in sukiyaki sauce, but only a very small portion of the dish consisted of beef--the vast majority of the shallow pan consisted of soggy, overcooked seaweed and rubbery "bean noodles" with a helping of mushrooms. One unidentifiable, mossy object with an unappealing gray color floated on the surface above the beef. Skeptical, my guest and I both tasted the food and found it unsatisfactory, so we called the waitress and asked if we could send it back to order something else. We had barely eaten it, just a few bites.

Initially, the manager offered us a food credit worth 50% of the value of the food, but my guest and I decided we weren't interested in spending more money when what we'd ordered had turned out to be unsatisfactory. I had the waitress call the manager again and offered to pay the bill there so that we could go.

The manager, however, informed us that we would have to pay the full price for our meal--we couldn't apply the food credit to the item we'd already ordered, but would have to order something else. I politely told her that I had no problem paying our agreed price, but that I was not going to order another full-priced menu item and "eat" the cost of our original meal. The manager objected, saying that "that would be like giving you a discount." Highly perceptive.

At this point, the manager threatened to call the police if we didn't "pay our bill in full." This was a first for me. When I worked in a restaurant, if a customer complained, I was authorized to give them a discount if that would satisfy them and keep them coming back. Obviously, I'm never going back to Wasabi. Any restaurant owner who fails to satisfy service obligations and then threatens legal action against her dissatisfied customers doesn't deserve my business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Craving Japanese food, my boyfriend and I decided we'd try a new restaurant, one a friend had recommended--Wasabi on 82nd. We ordered the beef sukiyaki soup ($30).

The dish promised beef and vegetables marinated in sukiyaki sauce, but only a very small portion of the dish consisted of beef--the vast majority of the shallow pan consisted of soggy, overcooked seaweed and rubbery "bean noodles" with a helping of mushrooms. One unidentifiable, mossy object with an unappealing gray color floated on the surface above the beef. Skeptical, my guest and I both tasted the food and found it unsatisfactory, so we called the waitress and asked if we could send it back to order something else. We had barely eaten it, just a few bites.

Initially, the manager offered us a food credit worth 50% of the value of the food, but my guest and I decided we weren't interested in spending more money when what we'd ordered had turned out to be unsatisfactory. I had the waitress call the manager again and offered to pay the bill there so that we could go.

The manager, however, informed us that we would have to pay the full price for our meal--we couldn't apply the food credit to the item we'd already ordered, but would have to order something else. I politely told her that I had no problem paying our agreed price, but that I was not going to order another full-priced menu item and "eat" the cost of our original meal. The manager objected, saying that "that would be like giving you a discount." Highly perceptive.

At this point, the manager threatened to call the police if we didn't "pay our bill in full." This was a first for me. When I worked in a restaurant, if a customer complained, I was authorized to give them a discount if that would satisfy them and keep them coming back. Obviously, I'm never going back to Wasabi. Any restaurant owner who fails to satisfy service obligations and then threatens legal action against her dissatisfied customers doesn't deserve my business.

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Craving Japanese food, my boyfriend and I decided we'd try a new restaurant, one a friend had recommended--Wasabi on 82nd. We ordered the beef sukiyaki soup ($30).

The dish promised beef and vegetables marinated in sukiyaki sauce, but only a very small portion of the dish consisted of beef--the vast majority of the shallow pan consisted of soggy, overcooked seaweed and rubbery "bean noodles" with a helping of mushrooms. One unidentifiable, mossy object with an unappealing gray color floated on the surface above the beef. Skeptical, my guest and I both tasted the food and found it unsatisfactory, so we called the waitress and asked if we could send it back to order something else. We had barely eaten it, just a few bites.

Initially, the manager offered us a food credit worth 50% of the value of the food, but my guest and I decided we weren't interested in spending more money when what we'd ordered had turned out to be unsatisfactory. I had the waitress call the manager again and offered to pay the bill there so that we could go.

The manager, however, informed us that we would have to pay the full price for our meal--we couldn't apply the food credit to the item we'd already ordered, but would have to order something else. I politely told her that I had no problem paying our agreed price, but that I was not going to order another full-priced menu item and "eat" the cost of our original meal. The manager objected, saying that "that would be like giving you a discount." Highly perceptive.

At this point, the manager threatened to call the police if we didn't "pay our bill in full." This was a first for me. When I worked in a restaurant, if a customer complained, I was authorized to give them a discount if that would satisfy them and keep them coming back. Obviously, I'm never going back to Wasabi. Any restaurant owner who fails to satisfy service obligations and then threatens legal action against her dissatisfied customers doesn't deserve my business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Craving Japanese food, my boyfriend and I decided we'd try a new restaurant, one a friend had recommended--Wasabi on 82nd. We ordered the beef sukiyaki soup ($30).

The dish promised beef and vegetables marinated in sukiyaki sauce, but only a very small portion of the dish consisted of beef--the vast majority of the shallow pan consisted of soggy, overcooked seaweed and rubbery "bean noodles" with a helping of mushrooms. One unidentifiable, mossy object with an unappealing gray color floated on the surface above the beef. Skeptical, my guest and I both tasted the food and found it unsatisfactory, so we called the waitress and asked if we could send it back to order something else. We had barely eaten it, just a few bites.

Initially, the manager offered us a food credit worth 50% of the value of the food, but my guest and I decided we weren't interested in spending more money when what we'd ordered had turned out to be unsatisfactory. I had the waitress call the manager again and offered to pay the bill there so that we could go.

The manager, however, informed us that we would have to pay the full price for our meal--we couldn't apply the food credit to the item we'd already ordered, but would have to order something else. I politely told her that I had no problem paying our agreed price, but that I was not going to order another full-priced menu item and "eat" the cost of our original meal. The manager objected, saying that "that would be like giving you a discount." Highly perceptive.

At this point, the manager threatened to call the police if we didn't "pay our bill in full." This was a first for me. When I worked in a restaurant, if a customer complained, I was authorized to give them a discount if that would satisfy them and keep them coming back. Obviously, I'm never going back to Wasabi. Any restaurant owner who fails to satisfy service obligations and then threatens legal action against her dissatisfied customers doesn't deserve my business.

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This place is wonderful. A large selection of items on the menus, plenty of drinks, and the service is great. The food is also very wonderful, I was left very satisfied!

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★★★★★

This place is wonderful. A large selection of items on the menus, plenty of drinks, and the service is great. The food is also very wonderful, I was left very satisfied!

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