Goten Japenese Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 1719 West End Ave # 101 # 101

    Nashville, TN 37203

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  • 615-321-4537

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For my first date with a gentlemen, I chose this restaurant. I have always wanted to find a reason to eat there and so I thought that this would be the perfect time. We had reservations for 6.30. When we got there, we were led to the back

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★★★★★

For my first date with a gentlemen, I chose this restaurant. I have always wanted to find a reason to eat there and so I thought that this would be the perfect time. We had reservations for 6.30. When we got there, we were led to the back

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Had an incredibly bad experience at this establishment on New Years Eve. We called and were told that they were no longer taking reservations, however walk ins were welcome and the wait was 30 minutes. Free valet parking was great,

3
★★★★★

Had an incredibly bad experience at this establishment on New Years Eve. We called and were told that they were no longer taking reservations, however walk ins were welcome and the wait was 30 minutes. Free valet parking was great,

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I took a few of my friends here from out of town since we were staying in the Hotel Indigo. To start with, the waitress rolled her eyes when we wanted drink menus and she gave us only one for the group. When we ordered, she did not even know the drinks! She had to get a menu and look for herself. We wanted the white/shrimp sauce that most hibachi places give everyone. When I asked she brought one bowl. When another person in the group wanted some, she told them to share with me across another person! The final problem was when the cook added pineapple to the chicken after cooking it through the whole meal. This was not listed on the menu and one of my friends was allergic. The cook tried to fix it but the damage was done. When she asked the waitress to remove just the chicken from her price (she had a combination dinner) she then rolled her eyes again and acted like it was her problem. She then got the manager who agreed to take $5 off but said next time my friend should inform them of all her allergies BEFORE ordering, even if something is not listed on the menu. They then charged her 18% gratuity automatically when they did not do it for anyone else in the party!!! So even though you get horrible service, you still have to pay! The food was ok but with this service, there are several other hibachis in Nashville that I would prefer paying those prices.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took a few of my friends here from out of town since we were staying in the Hotel Indigo. To start with, the waitress rolled her eyes when we wanted drink menus and she gave us only one for the group. When we ordered, she did not even know the drinks! She had to get a menu and look for herself. We wanted the white/shrimp sauce that most hibachi places give everyone. When I asked she brought one bowl. When another person in the group wanted some, she told them to share with me across another person! The final problem was when the cook added pineapple to the chicken after cooking it through the whole meal. This was not listed on the menu and one of my friends was allergic. The cook tried to fix it but the damage was done. When she asked the waitress to remove just the chicken from her price (she had a combination dinner) she then rolled her eyes again and acted like it was her problem. She then got the manager who agreed to take $5 off but said next time my friend should inform them of all her allergies BEFORE ordering, even if something is not listed on the menu. They then charged her 18% gratuity automatically when they did not do it for anyone else in the party!!! So even though you get horrible service, you still have to pay! The food was ok but with this service, there are several other hibachis in Nashville that I would prefer paying those prices.

Pros: Hibachi food, sushi

Cons: SERVICE

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I had a reservation for 14 people at 8:30 p.m., we weren't seated until 9:45 p.m. When we were finally seated we were shocked to discover there was only enough room for 12. When we tried to approach the host about our problem we were informed that we couldn't possibly have made a reservation for 14 because they only accept reservations up to 12. We squeezed in with another party so that we could all fit and 10 minutes later the host returned to tell us that they couldn't seat our entire party, to which we pointed out that we had already fixed the problem.

In conclusion, the staff was very apathetic and although our food was good, we left with a VERY bad taste in our mouths.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a reservation for 14 people at 8:30 p.m., we weren't seated until 9:45 p.m. When we were finally seated we were shocked to discover there was only enough room for 12. When we tried to approach the host about our problem we were informed that we couldn't possibly have made a reservation for 14 because they only accept reservations up to 12. We squeezed in with another party so that we could all fit and 10 minutes later the host returned to tell us that they couldn't seat our entire party, to which we pointed out that we had already fixed the problem.

In conclusion, the staff was very apathetic and although our food was good, we left with a VERY bad taste in our mouths.

Pros: Good Food.

Cons: Awful Experience

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our visit to Goten was a fabulous experience. it was my son's birthday and he says he wants to go there every year. we had a large group from babies to elderly and everyone left happy. i had sushi but others eating hibachi loved it.

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★★★★★

our visit to Goten was a fabulous experience. it was my son's birthday and he says he wants to go there every year. we had a large group from babies to elderly and everyone left happy. i had sushi but others eating hibachi loved it.

Pros: free valet, great sushi, strong drinks

Cons: had to wait for table

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This is my favorite hibachi restaurant in Nashville. The service is amazing and the chefs are really interactive and entertaining. The food is amazing, especially the rice and sauces. They offer a regular style meal in another part of the restaurant. This is a great place for parties or even dates!

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★★★★★

This is my favorite hibachi restaurant in Nashville. The service is amazing and the chefs are really interactive and entertaining. The food is amazing, especially the rice and sauces. They offer a regular style meal in another part of the restaurant. This is a great place for parties or even dates!

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I LOVE Japanese steakhouses and we'd earned a night out! We'd heard so many good things about Goten and I was super excited. I left the restauraunt heartbroken. The service was good, but the food was subpar at best. The salad dressing was nowhere as good as everyone elses, The dipping sauces were not tasty in the least, the rice was bland...I'd rather go to a chinese buffet...

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★★☆☆☆

I LOVE Japanese steakhouses and we'd earned a night out! We'd heard so many good things about Goten and I was super excited. I left the restauraunt heartbroken. The service was good, but the food was subpar at best. The salad dressing was nowhere as good as everyone elses, The dipping sauces were not tasty in the least, the rice was bland...I'd rather go to a chinese buffet...

Pros: The place is pretty, people come in looking nice. Really feels like something special.

Cons: The food is gross.

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This was hands down my best dining experience in Nashville. The service was good and the waitress made sure to take care of us. The sashimi was excellent. Rolls tasted fresh and the wasabi portions with the rolls and sashimi were generous thankfully. Plates were brought out timely and beers did not get completely empty before the next one was brought. Type of service and quality of food I am accustomed to in Houston. Good job!

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★★★★★

This was hands down my best dining experience in Nashville. The service was good and the waitress made sure to take care of us. The sashimi was excellent. Rolls tasted fresh and the wasabi portions with the rolls and sashimi were generous thankfully. Plates were brought out timely and beers did not get completely empty before the next one was brought. Type of service and quality of food I am accustomed to in Houston. Good job!

Pros: food, service, prices

Cons: college kids

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We have been to many japanese style steak houses and this one was the worst. The chef at the table while friendly was not entertaining at all. We also watched the chef at the next table and he was not entertaining either. They served ketchup as the condiment for the steak and some oily concoction for the shrimp. Plus the filet was cut very small and overcooked. The shrimp appetizer was not seasoned and the veggies were boring as well. The sushi, however, was very good and fast. It was $120 for 3 people and no alcohol! I will not go back and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. the chain Japanese steakhouse Benihana is better than Goten.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been to many japanese style steak houses and this one was the worst. The chef at the table while friendly was not entertaining at all. We also watched the chef at the next table and he was not entertaining either. They served ketchup as the condiment for the steak and some oily concoction for the shrimp. Plus the filet was cut very small and overcooked. The shrimp appetizer was not seasoned and the veggies were boring as well. The sushi, however, was very good and fast. It was $120 for 3 people and no alcohol! I will not go back and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. the chain Japanese steakhouse Benihana is better than Goten.

Pros: sushi fast and good, valet service friendly

Cons: Hibachi experience not good, ketchup served for the steak, felt rushed

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I have been to many Japanese Steakhouse and i have to say entertainment was at a low... i felt as if they were rushing our party and the serves was no where to be found... the Sauces were tatseless and i over all i would not recommended this place to anyone... Hate to be negative but it's the truth...

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to many Japanese Steakhouse and i have to say entertainment was at a low... i felt as if they were rushing our party and the serves was no where to be found... the Sauces were tatseless and i over all i would not recommended this place to anyone... Hate to be negative but it's the truth...

Pros: food was ok

Cons: parking, Cost, Not friendly

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Have been going there for year and have enjoyed it as fresh sushi as one can get in Nashville with good Hibachi though perhaps a bit overpriced. Tonight, thought my 2 year old might enjoy the Hibachi Grill. She was startled by the brief fire at the beginning and cried for about 15 seconds(honest) then stopped. No big deal right? WRONG. The manager had the nerve to approach my wife, and ask her to take my child outside. I was absolutely shocked and told her if someone actually voiced a complaint within 15 seconds including the time it took her to walk over, then i'd like to know about it. She replied that she had kids too and was just giving me a "heads up!". "Heads up?!" in case what I wondered? I'm an Asian professional who has been eating at Japanese restaurants for years and have never been treated so rudely and inappropriately. A manager should never have the right to tell a parent what to do with their child. Hibachi grills are noisy by nature, they have child seats for crying out loud! Gimme a break, this is supposed to be a family-friendly restaurant. If it had gone on for more than a minute we certainly would have taken her out, because that's what parents do, not because we were ordered by an idiot. Well, we didn't get that chance and didn't get up except to complain later. In summary, would strongly recommend against this restaurant for any parent who might have kids with vocal cords. We'll be contacting ownership about this one. Hopefully, this is an isolated event from a manager that needs to be "educated" herself. Feel sorry for her kids.

F/u - spoke with the owner who apologized and stated that his restaurant is family-friendly and that he would talk to the manager to make sure this was an isolated event and kindly offered us a chance to go back. Seemed sincere enough and perhaps we'll try it again down the road.

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★★★★☆

Have been going there for year and have enjoyed it as fresh sushi as one can get in Nashville with good Hibachi though perhaps a bit overpriced. Tonight, thought my 2 year old might enjoy the Hibachi Grill. She was startled by the brief fire at the beginning and cried for about 15 seconds(honest) then stopped. No big deal right? WRONG. The manager had the nerve to approach my wife, and ask her to take my child outside. I was absolutely shocked and told her if someone actually voiced a complaint within 15 seconds including the time it took her to walk over, then i'd like to know about it. She replied that she had kids too and was just giving me a "heads up!". "Heads up?!" in case what I wondered? I'm an Asian professional who has been eating at Japanese restaurants for years and have never been treated so rudely and inappropriately. A manager should never have the right to tell a parent what to do with their child. Hibachi grills are noisy by nature, they have child seats for crying out loud! Gimme a break, this is supposed to be a family-friendly restaurant. If it had gone on for more than a minute we certainly would have taken her out, because that's what parents do, not because we were ordered by an idiot. Well, we didn't get that chance and didn't get up except to complain later. In summary, would strongly recommend against this restaurant for any parent who might have kids with vocal cords. We'll be contacting ownership about this one. Hopefully, this is an isolated event from a manager that needs to be "educated" herself. Feel sorry for her kids.

F/u - spoke with the owner who apologized and stated that his restaurant is family-friendly and that he would talk to the manager to make sure this was an isolated event and kindly offered us a chance to go back. Seemed sincere enough and perhaps we'll try it again down the road.

Pros: Good Hibachi Quality w/generous portions, relatively fresh sushi

Cons: Rude management. Not good for children with vocal cords.

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We were rather disappointed with the Goten experience. I usually give places 3 chances to make a good impression but 2 is all I could handle of Goten. I travel and make a point to check out japanese steak houses everywhere I go. I have been to over 30 different ones in my travels. At Goten the quality and quantity was not there. The meat was tough and the seafood tasted old which upset my guest and my gut. The value does not exist here.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were rather disappointed with the Goten experience. I usually give places 3 chances to make a good impression but 2 is all I could handle of Goten. I travel and make a point to check out japanese steak houses everywhere I go. I have been to over 30 different ones in my travels. At Goten the quality and quantity was not there. The meat was tough and the seafood tasted old which upset my guest and my gut. The value does not exist here.

Pros: Location

Cons: everything else

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I would not recommend Goten and all the splendor they have pumped themselves up to be. I dined there for an afternoon lunch, hence I needed to get in and get out. First, the waitress was very snappy and seemed very impatient. I was a little confused because I thought taking orders fell into her job scope. I ordered the chicken teriyaki and requested broccoli instead of rice ( doing the low carb thing). They served me the green tea, soup and salad....that was fine. Then, they brought out my main dish with rice no broccoli. The lady that took my order came over and confirmed what I wanted....so I was a little confused on why it was wrong in the first place. Then, they brought it back correct but the chicken teriyaki was cold. I asked if it could be hot(silly me) and I got a puzzling look and a "hold on" let me check. She came back said they could warm it up in the skillet but would not re-cook it and would not refund. Not sure why this was the first thing she said....maybe she was programmed. At this point, I was already late and starving. So, I stated "okay" and they slightly warmed it up, brought it back along with the check ( no discounts or apology). I politely paid and left. Customer service is definitely a thing of the past.........DON'T GO TO GOTEN! Thank you:)

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★☆☆☆☆

I would not recommend Goten and all the splendor they have pumped themselves up to be. I dined there for an afternoon lunch, hence I needed to get in and get out. First, the waitress was very snappy and seemed very impatient. I was a little confused because I thought taking orders fell into her job scope. I ordered the chicken teriyaki and requested broccoli instead of rice ( doing the low carb thing). They served me the green tea, soup and salad....that was fine. Then, they brought out my main dish with rice no broccoli. The lady that took my order came over and confirmed what I wanted....so I was a little confused on why it was wrong in the first place. Then, they brought it back correct but the chicken teriyaki was cold. I asked if it could be hot(silly me) and I got a puzzling look and a "hold on" let me check. She came back said they could warm it up in the skillet but would not re-cook it and would not refund. Not sure why this was the first thing she said....maybe she was programmed. At this point, I was already late and starving. So, I stated "okay" and they slightly warmed it up, brought it back along with the check ( no discounts or apology). I politely paid and left. Customer service is definitely a thing of the past.........DON'T GO TO GOTEN! Thank you:)

Pros: No Pros

Cons: Poor customer service and poor presentation overall

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A little pricey, but worth it. Really good service. This is one of the better hibachi sites in Nashville. Sushi is not bad, but I liked the hibachi better. Overall, a pretty good dining experience. We'll be back for sure.

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★★★★☆

A little pricey, but worth it. Really good service. This is one of the better hibachi sites in Nashville. Sushi is not bad, but I liked the hibachi better. Overall, a pretty good dining experience. We'll be back for sure.

Pros: Good service, nice ambience, good food

Cons: a little pricey

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I have to tell you that this place blew me away! It was a nice restaurant that wasn't overpriced especially for the quality that you receive. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! I will definitely come back again and again!

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★★★★★

I have to tell you that this place blew me away! It was a nice restaurant that wasn't overpriced especially for the quality that you receive. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! I will definitely come back again and again!

Pros: Excellent food and service

Cons: No Cons!

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I was excited to be able to finally find a tofu dish at a Japanese restaurant. The dish and the vegetables were absolutely delicious. My gf had the lobster, chicken and filet mignon and she just raved about it. The drinks were delicious - we had a chocolate type martini and one called the Extreme Miranda . The dessert selection (cheesecake or orange sherbet) was simple and the sherbert cleansed the palate nicely.
Although the salad dressings to choose from were all unique the taste was just ok. The soup was also good. Service was excellent.

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★★★★☆

I was excited to be able to finally find a tofu dish at a Japanese restaurant. The dish and the vegetables were absolutely delicious. My gf had the lobster, chicken and filet mignon and she just raved about it. The drinks were delicious - we had a chocolate type martini and one called the Extreme Miranda . The dessert selection (cheesecake or orange sherbet) was simple and the sherbert cleansed the palate nicely.
Although the salad dressings to choose from were all unique the taste was just ok. The soup was also good. Service was excellent.

Pros: Excellent food and service

Cons: None

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We eat at Goten's fairly regularly and have tried sushi just about everywhere else in Nashville. Right now, we think Goten has the best sushi, and hibachi. I think it's possible for someone to have a bad experience at just about any restaurant, including Goten. But we've found Goten to deliver very good food and service on a consistent basis.

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★★★★★

We eat at Goten's fairly regularly and have tried sushi just about everywhere else in Nashville. Right now, we think Goten has the best sushi, and hibachi. I think it's possible for someone to have a bad experience at just about any restaurant, including Goten. But we've found Goten to deliver very good food and service on a consistent basis.

Cons: Parking

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I was so disappointed by Goten's sushi. The rice was dry and the roll was just...tasteless! Won't go back...

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so disappointed by Goten's sushi. The rice was dry and the roll was just...tasteless! Won't go back...

Pros: Neat Building

Cons: Bland sushi, Smells like oil

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I have been eating there for over 5 years. I have great time everytime I go. The service is great and food is the bomb.

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★★★★★

I have been eating there for over 5 years. I have great time everytime I go. The service is great and food is the bomb.

Pros: FOOD, PARKING

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I couldn't actually care less about sushi and miso soup and whatever else comes in a bento box that anyone can get in a multitude of hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurants. Goten is about hibachi, and that makes it amazing to me. My girlfriend and I eat there every single month and crave the fried rice and hibachi chicken and shrimp always. Simply the best Japanese you could imagine, never been disappointed in the show, service, food, or ambiance.

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★★★★★

I couldn't actually care less about sushi and miso soup and whatever else comes in a bento box that anyone can get in a multitude of hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurants. Goten is about hibachi, and that makes it amazing to me. My girlfriend and I eat there every single month and crave the fried rice and hibachi chicken and shrimp always. Simply the best Japanese you could imagine, never been disappointed in the show, service, food, or ambiance.

Pros: Hibachi food, Fried Rice, Show while eating

Cons: Parking, nothing else

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This place has some of the best sushi I've had and I've been on both coasts.(aren't I cosmopolitan?heehee) Anyway I don't know what everyone is complaining about as far as service goes, the wait staff and hosts have always been very accommodating and pleasant. Sure there's a long wait sometimes at the hibachi grill, even if you have reservations and that can be a little annoying(sure you can take the reservation, but you didn't keep the reservation and that's really the most important part of the reservation, don't you think?)

2
★★★★☆

This place has some of the best sushi I've had and I've been on both coasts.(aren't I cosmopolitan?heehee) Anyway I don't know what everyone is complaining about as far as service goes, the wait staff and hosts have always been very accommodating and pleasant. Sure there's a long wait sometimes at the hibachi grill, even if you have reservations and that can be a little annoying(sure you can take the reservation, but you didn't keep the reservation and that's really the most important part of the reservation, don't you think?)

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Delicous food and a great bar staff. The best Long Island Teas in town!

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★★★★★

Delicous food and a great bar staff. The best Long Island Teas in town!

Pros: great sushi

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I've gone to this restaurant at least three times a year since they have opened. 12/13/02 was an extreme disappointment. Although food was ok, restaurant was filthy: sticky (carpeted) floors, broken glass in partition, old food under "table", and the crowning moment, a 3 inch piece of metal filing in my fried rice. Guess I shouldn't complain-they took the buck fifty off my 120.00 bill. With similar restaurants opening, I don't think I'll go back to Goten...

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★★☆☆☆

I've gone to this restaurant at least three times a year since they have opened. 12/13/02 was an extreme disappointment. Although food was ok, restaurant was filthy: sticky (carpeted) floors, broken glass in partition, old food under "table", and the crowning moment, a 3 inch piece of metal filing in my fried rice. Guess I shouldn't complain-they took the buck fifty off my 120.00 bill. With similar restaurants opening, I don't think I'll go back to Goten...

Pros: wonderful valets

Cons: filthy

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Try a few "Sake Bombs." It will numb the long weekend wait, and you won't even notice if your meal tastes awful.

1
★★★☆☆

Try a few "Sake Bombs." It will numb the long weekend wait, and you won't even notice if your meal tastes awful.

Pros: Sake, Sake, Sake

Cons: Lonnnnnnnnnng wait

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Try the Sword Fish, and it is alot better than Kobe's on price, food and atmosphere. Your just paying for the Kobe name I guess. As the cook puts the food on your plate, he comes back around and keeps putting more and more and more food on! I made 3 meals out of $22! Cant beat that! Miso soup is always great! And the Green Tea ice cream is a fav! Everyone go!

2
★★★★★

Try the Sword Fish, and it is alot better than Kobe's on price, food and atmosphere. Your just paying for the Kobe name I guess. As the cook puts the food on your plate, he comes back around and keeps putting more and more and more food on! I made 3 meals out of $22! Cant beat that! Miso soup is always great! And the Green Tea ice cream is a fav! Everyone go!

Pros: HIBACHI!, Great price, Intimate

Cons: Parking not free

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This was my favorite japanese restaurant years ago..I went back after a few years and was most disappointed..food OK, service not even entertaining..actually took someone for their first habachi try and was a little embarassed as i had talked it up..Ill go to KOBE next time. Even the sushi wasn't as good as I had remembered..Ill stick to KEN's now for sushi. They lost me unless I hear improvement and a complete turn around by the nashville community.

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★★★☆☆

This was my favorite japanese restaurant years ago..I went back after a few years and was most disappointed..food OK, service not even entertaining..actually took someone for their first habachi try and was a little embarassed as i had talked it up..Ill go to KOBE next time. Even the sushi wasn't as good as I had remembered..Ill stick to KEN's now for sushi. They lost me unless I hear improvement and a complete turn around by the nashville community.

 

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