Hill Country News named Hayashi Sushi Bar and Grill Best International Fare in 2010. Yelpers give the establishment an average of 3.5 stars, 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and 11 OpenTable reviewers give it an overall average rating of 3.5 stars:
Diners watch, transfixed, as a chef deftly chops, flips, and sears their meal in front of them while flames leap from the grill. This is Shogun Grill, where customers are often just a seat away from the culinary action.
The griddle-cooked teppenyaki dishes aren’t just for show, either. Packed with fresh chicken, steak, and vegetables, the entrees sate taste buds whose idea of a Japanese meal is more than just tipping a few soy-sauce packets into your mouth. The chefs also whip up fresh sushi starring salmon, eel, soft-shell crab, and smelt eggs.
Leafy plants and floral arrangements adorn the interior of Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, where chefs prepare traditional Japanese, Korean, and Chinese recipes as well as fusion dishes that meld culinary traditions. Among the eatery's fusion plates are the Takara new york strip steak, which comes drizzled with balsamic-teriyaki sauce and creamy gorgonzola, and Big Eye tuna sashimi crowned with organic cheese made from the milk of a health-conscious goat. Executive sushi chef Diane Chon prepares fresh nigiri and sashimi, as well as specialty rolls with less common ingredients such as candied walnuts.