Went there today for lunch, this would make my second visit. I will not be back. Service was horrible. We waited 35 minutes for our food to arrive, portions were very small. We never saw our server again. No water refill and we had to ask the door person for our bill and a to go box. I ordered the Steak Hibachi and my fiance ordered the Bulgogi Don. Both were very bland, had very little flavor. I wouldnt even think about ordering sushi their prices are crazy high.
Food OK. Watch your bill! -- A group of us from work went for lunch last week (July, 2012). I had the yakiniku Bento lunch - yakiniku beef was bland. Service was OK - no major issues. We were expecting a gratuity of 18% to be added to the bill since we had a group of 6 and since that is stated on the menu. When the bills came, 20% was added to the bill, calculated on the AFTER-tax total. No mention was made of the percentage charged -- you had to calculate the percentage to figure out you had been overcharged. I felt this was dishonest. I wasn't surprised when I saw other comments on this site about being overcharged. I won't be going back.
Great food, but watch your bill!!!.
My family and I went to Asuka last night for dinner as a celebration. The waiter was very courteous. The food was amazing. We ordered uni which they not only had, but served quite generously. The tempura was crisp and light. The boat platter we shared had not just salmon and tuna, but escolar, unagi, and snapper in generous portions.
So why the 3 stars?
Two of the items we ordered we were overcharged for. The uni should have been $7 and we were charged $10. The shrimp tempura should have been $6.99 and we were charged $8.95.
As I said this was a celebration and I wasn't in the mood to argue the prices which are clearly stated on the menu (and the web site!) so it is very possible they would have been willing to remedy the bill, but I shouldn't have been put in that situation in the first place.
Great Sushi & Kitchen Food.
I've been coming to asuka for little awhile now, I've always had their sushi which is great however, I tryed their kitchen item for the firest time. I must say it was unexpectedly pleasant experience. I ordered the Coconut Flounder and it was crunchy with bites of coconut and very fluffy and moist fillet of flounder inside
and it was loaded with some sort of sweet pineapple suace which, I thought it when well with the entree. I must say I need to explore more of the kitchen items the next time I visit.
I recently moved to Cary from Long Island and I'v been looking for a good Japanese Rest. My co work told me about Asuka so I decided to give it a try.
When I arrived I was pleasantly suprised how modernistic the interior looked, it reminded me of place I use to go back home. It was a Friday night the place was busy but I was pleasantly greeted and was able to get a table. I ordered an appitizer and some sushi there were both great and the server seem to know he stuff
I had a great experience.
EXTREMELY BAD SERVICE. I went to this restaurant with a group of co-workers for a birthday celebration. First it literally took 30 minutes to place our order and another 1 1/2 hours to get our food. When we received our food it was cold as if it had been sitting. There were 2 to 3 other parties that arrived at the restaurant after we did and received their food before we got ours. When we complained about the food being cold the waiter offered to microwave the food. Who would want microwave shrimp??? The helper who brought out the food got an attitude when we tried to inform him what each person had ordered since he wasn't the the one who took the order. He rolled his eyes and set our food down on the table behind us and walked off. When we were leaving we asked to speak with a manager and was told that there was no manager and that he had left. I will like to advise anyone who is thinking about eating at this location to please not do so. You can eat at any local McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, or Bojangles and receive better service. To make matters worse their rating is a "91".
We've had the sushi at Asuka a few times but only take-out and it has been very good. We decided to eat in today and the service was among the WORST we've had at a restaurant. Aside from being really slow, the owner (who would only speak through our server and not show her face) should not be an owner of any retail establishment. We ordered a bottle of wine that was clearly spoiled/oxidized - very apparent upon the first sip and visual appearance. The owner (again only through the waiter) initially did not want to take the wine back. We had to argue with the waiter to not be charged for the wine. There was no offer to replace the bottle. We gave up and thought that was the end of it. Then, the waiter comes back again with a message from the owner telling us we were wrong and the wine is fine - stating "that is just how that wine tastes." With respect for the winery, I will not mention the name since I am sure they would be appalled to have their wine served in a restaurant that can't admit that they had a bad bottle. Honestly, this back and forth went on for 20 minutes with no offer for a replacement bottle.
After that, forget it. We were marked as a table to not be waited on.
Shame on the owner. The cardinal rule of owning a business "the customer is always right." And that was broken.
Second, wine goes bad. It happens. Any other restaurant would have immediately opened a new bottle.
Third, if the bottle was replaced and it was fine, the restaurant would not be out any money since the markup on that particular bottle was about 60%. Throw out the bad bottle, customer buys new bottle and you still make 10%. Simple math.
Fourth and most important - and this is for the pathetically cheap owner-we will not be back. You lost us for good - and possible more customers after they read this review - all so you could try to save a buck. Good luck staying open another year…
I was excited to try this place after getting a coupon and seeing reviews online. After getting into the nearly abandoned strip mall where Asuka resides and stepping inside, it looked like it would be great.
We ordered two sushi rolls, stuffed mushroom app, and a chicken hibachi dinner.
The stuffed mushrooms came out first. They were good, not great.
Next was the sushi. Both rolls had standard presentation, nothing fancy, but were huge. Not the good kind of huge, but huge because they were STUFFED with way too much rice. Razon-thin slices of fish sat atop the dragon roll and you could hardly taste the inside because there was so much rice. Terrible.
The hibachi style chicken dinner came out next. $15 - as much as a REAL hibachi place charges - and there was hardly anything on the plate. Skimped on the veggies and rice, and the chicken was so dry I had to take a drink after each bite. It was worse than three-day-old leftovers from a good hibachi place. Awful.
I had a 50% off coupon and I still felt ripped off.
Very Friendly and Welcoming.
Had a few hours to kill before a flight at RDU. In less then 5 minutes I arrived at Asuka, a very inviting, modern atmospher sushi bar.
The staff was very friendly and the sushi tasty + they had a buy one get one free sushi roll deal. Overall, quite pleased.
Good if you've never been to Tazu or Shiki. Half size rolls compared to better sushi in the area. Shiki Sushi near Southpoint mall and Tazu it's sister restaurant in Brier Creek are amazing. Asuka is good but just doesn't compare to these other places.
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