I have eaten here many times and always loved it. My 14 year old even asked for her birthday out to be sushi here. She loved it. Tried something new too. The chef even gave her extra to try after finding out it was her bday dinner. Great restraunt. They now have a sharing charge, but if that is the worst I can say in two years. You decide.
The Best Hibachi and Sushi in Town!!!
I have lived in Saint Augustine for several years now and I’m honest and proud to say that Mikato is the best hibachi and sushi restaurant in town yet this place has excellent hospitality and friendly owner down to staffs.
This place can get packed sometimes and you will know why because the quality of services and best quality of foods in town that people are rush to get in.
My family has been going to Mikato for many many times and it has never been wrong or disappointed. The quality of food is always excellent and freshness of sushi is awesome. The sushi chef does amazing job with making all sorts of dishes for customers.
We will definitely keep going back there.
This is one of the worst restaurants that we have ate in. The waitress had an attitude and couldn't remember anyones order. We had to ask several times to get anything then she still forgot half of it. Childs dinner was suppose to come with ice cream and she forgot that too. The only thing she did remember was the check which included her 20% gratuity which she didn't deserve at all. She earned $24 for being rude. The steak was tough and the sushi was nasty, the Habatchi chef couldn't catch anything he threw but at least he was funny.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
While offering a lovely atmosphere, I found this Japanese restaurant overly expensive for the quality of the food they served. The sushi was not on par with what I am used to in major cities like Fort Lauderdale and New York, and the prices were also up there, in fact they were more expensive than the lovely Japan Inn located in Fort Lauderdale. The sushi deluxe contained no fish roe, no hand roll, and the inside out California rolls were smaller than average. The sushi itself, while fresh tasting, was prepared on par with what you would get at Publix's, although it was less fancy.
There was no salad, and they offered a beef broth as soup, not the much nicer Miso found in most Japanese establishments. My wife had a Hibachi made Salmon dinner which was simple and nicely done (not overloaded with bean sprouts), but we actually enjoyed the appetizers most; a nice combination of Tempura and a breaded and fried soft shell crab. We wished we had just ordered the appetizers, quite frankly.
The service was average, although it appeared that our waitress was in training as we observed the staff teaching her how to ring up orders on the computer. She wasn't especially friendly.
However, in their defense, I must admit that the place was almost filled to capacity and the diners who chose to sit at the various grills seemed to be enjoying the antics of the Hibachi chefs who seemed quite talented. All in all, my inclination is to visit the other local Japanese restaurants before returning to Mikato, if at all.
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