My husband and I went here two nights ago for dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! I am a sushi lover and my husband is not; and their menu accommodates both of us! I had the Maui Roll (it has mango!) and the Cherry Blossom (order if you love tuna!) and my husband had beef bulgogee. All were delicious and we definitely had leftovers. We ordered a banana dessert to top it all off and it was beautifully displayed, the little won tons sat on swirls of chocolate and vanilla and it had sauce to dip in. Definitely will be coming here a lot more often!
My husband and I love that place!!! Its our favorite place to eat when we want something different. Had a wonderful hostess, we love her and ask for her when we do go, her name is Frost. Will keep going back as long as we live here!!
I love this restaurant. It really is my favorite. Its true you sometimes have to wait, but I've never had to wait too long. It's not a fast food place, i don't expect fast food time. Their miso soup is to die for, and their rolls are always delicious. The service is great, i've never had a less than good wait experience.
We went to the restaurant with my family -- approximately 12 of us in all. It took them awhile to serve us. Then, we waited literally hours as we watched others who arrived at the restuarant getting served before us. Nobody came to the table, until we signaled the waitress who apologized for the lateness -- they only had one sushi chef or something. They gave us a wrong combination of appetizers - then just scraped off the wrong appetizer and presented us with the scraped off plate with the one correct appetizer still on it....tacky. We finally had to take some food home because it took so long that we had to leave (others in our party had appointments.) Then, they had the gall to charge us full price for embarrassingly slow and tacky service!
I suppose it used to be good. I was so surprised to see all the raving reviews. In the years 2007-8 it's really a mediocre restaurant with a a high price tag. (the price tag is like NYC) Their sushi is never fresh, except sometimes-fresh-tuna and salmon, and their cooked food always smell funny. (Probably because they don't use high quality meats and stuff.) Tempura shrimp is ok, but if you order tempura shrimp maki in the evening you might get a cold, soggy tempura that was probably fried in large quantities for the lunch rush. And their spicy ramen noodle tastes like (and probably is) the 78 cent instant ramen noodles!!!!! :-(
The only thing that's good is Sashimi rice with spicy sauce (Korean take on the Japanese chirashi: you can only get this in a Japanese restaurant that has some Korean menu or is run by Koreans). I go back only to get that dish now. Otherwise really not worth your money. But! it is a popular restaurant, probably because it's probably the only sushi restaurant in Fargo...
All of the food is top-notch, even for a novice sushi eater. Trust me, whoever you are and whatever your tastes are, you will find something on the menu that you can enjoy. Considering this is in Fargo, you can NOT beat it. Prices are average. Service is hit or miss or miss, but I'm not going to discredit their wonderful food simply because they are understaffed at times. Great atmosphere. Great date restaurant for trying something new. Not good for families with small children or picky eaters, as they are strictly Asian food with no American substitutes. Also, chopsticks only at the table -- if you want silverware, you have to ask. Using the traditional utensils makes the whole experience everything it should be. If this is your first time, you WILL come out of this a better person and feeling more refined for what you've dared to do. Try anything once -- you'll be coming back here weekly!
This place has potential to be great! The truth be known, they also serve Korean dishes that are wonderful too. The sushi here is top notch, matched next to any big city you may ever go to for sushi, & I have been to most of the major cities, mostly east & west cost. The service can been hot & cold, so it falls short in this area. If your in Fargo and want great value for this type of food, this is it!
I lived in Japan for seven years and I know authentic Japanese food when I see it. The decor is impressive and very true to the Japanese style. Not a family friendly restaurant; it takes a while for the server to come and get the order, and even longer still to get our food served. The tonkatsu was made from a very tough cut of pork; this would never have happened in Japan. The server was not very accommodating when asked for more tonkatsu sauce. The sukiyaki did not taste right and it did not have the variety of ingredients considered essential in the dish. This place could be nice for the occasional sushi, but definitely not truly Japanese.