Want to impress your date with a nice meal? This is your place, the cooks have good showmanship when cooking the meal before your very eyes! And as long as you know what your ordering, this should be a really enjoyable dinning experience. Just dont choke on your food when you see the bill ($$$).
OK, you drive up to it, and you see a 1950s style diner building, you walk in and there's old polaroids of many different customers or alot of banned people, lol. You are greeted by an Asian lady dressed in a Kimono (Sp) you are seated at a table drinks are served and then they bring out a hot towle to wipe your face and hands, absolutely the best, it refreshes and relaxes ya, you order your food and you get this soup b/f your meal which is really good, diced mushrooms, chives and broth. The meals vary but all I've tried I have liked, and for the price you get enough for two meals. The people are nice and they don't let drinks go empty and are always in smiles. A good place to go.
February 23, 2008 - I ate here with my girlfriend and another couple. I had hibachi chicken, someone else had a vegetable and noodle dish, and one other person had hibachi swordfish. The price for the chicken was $10.95. The swordfish was $15 and the vegetable and noodle dish was $11.00. Each of the dishes included soup, salad, and choice of fried or steamed rice. Each couple also had an order of spring rolls for about $3.50 for two.
I would rate the quality of the food about a 4 on a 10 point scale. The chicken was a low quality and dry. The sauces available to put on the dish were subpar - one being a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise the other a chunky teriyaki sauce. The swordfish was cut into tiny cubes and overcooked. The spring rolls were a bit on the greasy side and full of rice noodles rather than any sort of meat or vegetables.
The service was decent. The atmosphere was pleasant. There is no sushi bar. This restaurant is very similar to Genji (another Warner Robins Japanese restaurant) but with slightly higher prices, lower quality food but nicer decor.
Overall I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I would instead recommend Shoki, Shogun, or Mikata’s. Mikata's sushi bar is surprisingly great if you go when the restaurant and sushi chef is not very busy.
The revamped Dai Ichi is much improved. Service is superb. I do miss the fortune cookies (no longer given with check) and the hot towels (probably too expensive to maintain) but service and food is excellent. I find the multiple flat screen TVs (tuned to the food channel) rather distracting but at least they have the sound turned off.