Sushi bars combine delicious food and visual entertainment without ever blurring the line between the two, unlike most dinner-theater productions of Titus Andronicus. Get dinner and a sushi show with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Japanese and Thai cuisine at Wasabi on Bradley Park Drive.
Wasabi’s menu is a massive meld of traditional Japanese sensations and tasty Thai creations. Tako su (steamed octopus, $5.95) and yaki ebi (shrimp teriyaki skewers, $4.50) bait anxious appetites before reeling them in for a main course of tuna, salmon, and shrimp nigiri (two pieces, $3.75–$3.95). Try one of Wasabi’s chef-special rolls, such as the Midnight Fantasy, with shrimp, crab, tuna, yellow tail, seaweed salad, and fish egg ($12.95), or fall back on old favorites, such as the california ($4.20) and rainbow ($7.95) rolls. Palates will experience a flavor implosion from the Dynamite Roll's deep-fried salmon, crab, and asparagus ($6.20). The Rock 'n' Roll packs a mouthwatering wallop of shrimp tempura, fish egg, cream cheese, and crab, similar to pressing your tongue against a stack of Marshall amps ($5.50). Pad thai (tofu or chicken, $7.65; beef or shrimp, $7.95) and kaeng phet curry ($11–$15) are nice for a bit of spice, and pineapple fried rice ($8.95–$9.95) and sweet-and-sour chicken or shrimp ($11) satisfy mellower Thai cravings.
Wasabi’s attractive ambience and attentive waitstaff make each cozy booth and intimate table a choice arena for a first date—or last date, depending on how many times you accidentally call your date "Mom." True sushi connoisseurs, however, will want a seat at the sushi bar, where sushi chefs slice, dice, and add rice right before and occasionally on top of diners’ eyes.
The Ledger-Enquirer's Dawn's Dish has reviewed Wasabi:
- My husband and I went to Wasabi for dinner Wednesday night and we were pleased with our food, the friendly waitstaff and the comfortable seating and ambiance. – Dawn's Dish