Cary >Food & Dining > Kashin Japanese Restaurant
309 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.760816 -78.738647
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 9:30pm
Awful for Lunch – I eat here regularly for dinner and have never had a complaint on the service or food. The sushi is fresh, and creative. So I decided to try it for lunch...what a waste. The portions are embarrassing. My plate include four pieces of california roll and three half-sized pieces of sushi. Really? The best you could do for a "special" was half a cali roll and half-sized sushi? When I asked the chef about this, he was indifference and asked me if I wanted to buy something else. Skip this place for lunch, unless you're on a diet.
Not great. – I stopped in for lunch the other day after a movie at Crossroads. The restaurant appeared clean and the service was good. My beverages were quickly refilled as I emptied them. The food, however, left much to be desired. The rolls I sampled were nothing spectacular, and way too expensive. I don't mind paying 9-11 bucks for a roll if it's a good roll, but these were inadequate considering the price. The soft-shell crab in my spider roll was overcooked. The volcano roll was served cold (which isn't wrong, per se, but most places I've eaten serve it warm, so I was taken aback by the cold "lava". I ordered my favorite nigiri, hamachi, and I had to sp1t it out because the texture and flavor just weren't right. It's supposed to be a soft fish with a delicate citrusy flavor, but this was tough and fishy. Yuck. I won't be back.
What a find! – I went here to grab a qick bite expecting nothing spectacular. To my surprise the sushi was incredible! Really fresh and clean taste. I loved it! The atomosphere and decor is horrible and I read the other reviews about the lousy service, but I sat at the Sushi bar and they were not busy and I had no trouble with service! I'm so pleased to have found this place!
Best Sushi – I've been going to Kashin's since '95 and this is by far the best Sushi you will find in the area. I have had problems with service in the past but not recently. The staff is now very friendly and attentive. The food other than the Sushi is also excellent, and please note that this is Japanese food not Chinese. Compared to Waraji, sure the Nigiri pieces are slightly bigger but the Sushi here is consistently better quality and unlike Waraja, I look forward to coming here to order the appetizers.
Worst service – If you have a party of more than 4 people, they'll charge you 20% gratuity, which is quite acceptable. BUT WATCH OUT! since you already have to pay the 20% gratuity, they won't do anything to "earn" the tips. I.e., the waitress will come over asking your drink, then order food, then deliver food, then give you a check. That's it.....Nothing else....Not even refilling your sweet tea! The food is terrible, too. I eat Japanese food all the time...This restaurant is no where near authentic, nor does it tastes anything near "just OK"! If you got too much money and too much time to spent, and want to practice some anger management, this is the right place to go though.
As a very demanding customer, I do not think we could have done anything more to please you.
The food we make is probably as close to that you would find in Japan. The kitchen staff are all Japanese and the sushi chef has resided in Japan as well, so I am sure the food is authentic.
I am sorry but I think you need to take some anger management class, and we will be happy to direct you to one of the doctors that frequent our restaurant.
Great tasting sushi – Every few weeks I crave good sushi, and Kashin always delivers. The restaurant is small and located in a strip shopping center, but once inside it provides a nice atmosphere. The sushi chef is very friendly and accommodating and the sushi tastes very fresh. If you tire of grocery store sushi, I'd recommend Kashin.
Good sushi, worst service I have ever, EVER had! – I go out for sushi about once a week and like to try all the different restaurants in the area. I always seem to feel like Japanese restaurants are understaffed because my drink always seems to sit empty for a while, but I love the food and the waitstaff is usually so apologetic and considerate that I don't mind it. However, the one and only time I have eaten at this specific restaurant it went a little like this: My boyfriend and I walked in around 7:30, we stood behind another couple at the door for about 15 minutes before someone cleaned off two glass at the sushi bar to sit us down. (I beleive it was a manager that sat us.) Around 7:55 (yes after 10 minutes of sitting down) our waitress came to take our drink order. At 8:14 we got our drinks (I know this because my boyfriend said we were leaving if we didn't get our order taken by 8:15.) We gave her our order right away. We ordered an entree to split and a side of sushi. We got the sushi within minutes, passed to us over the bar by the sushi chef. The sushi was excellent!!! However, around 8:30 my boyfriend's tea was empty, our sushi was gone and my water glass was nothing but ice. Our waitress never came back, and each time we repeatedly tried to wave or call to get her attention, she put her head down and walked right passed us. How she managed to ignore us is beyond me, we were sat right next to the entrance to the kitchen and at the end of the sushi bar where she had to come to pick up everyone elses food. At 9:05 she dropped off our check and said (exactly) "Don't worry, I didn't charge you for the stuff you didn't get". WHAT! Well were we ever going to get it? We ended up eating 1 sushi roll between the two of us, never got a refill, never saw a manager and never got any explanation. We even asked to speak to a manager when she came to take our money but our waitress didn't even acknowledge our request, SHE WALKED AWAY! Who does that?
Amazing sushi, good service. – Best sushi I've had in some time. Attentive waitstaff make for pleasurable dining. Lite music and slightly dimmed lights at night make for a romantic atmosphere. It's fun to sit in the room with the holes in the floor when you have a party of more than 3 or so. If you're feeling lonely, you can always chat with the sushi chef. He seems pretty cool. Try the katsudon for a taste of Japanese comfort food if you're tired of that boring old chicken tareyaki.
Good sushi – The place has really good sushi. It is a bit expensive though. Even if you dont spend a lot to eat, it still comes out to around $20 a person. The service is sometimes not good. The wait staff dont always remember to refill your drink or bring/pick up your check. The sushi chef is very nice and very good though. It has a cozy atmosphere but I wouldnt recommend it for a romantic date. All in all, I still eat there because it is good. The pros out weigh the cons most of the time.
Satisfying sushi in a festive atmosphere. – In Short
Japanese specialties like shabu-shabu and teriyaki are served along with the sushi and sashimi dishes, which come in a variety of combinations. The attentive staff seems always eager to answer questions and make substitutions--a desirable feature at a sushi bar. The combinations are pricier than most sushi bars at lunch, ranging from $9-$12. Their spider rolls--tempura-fried, soft-shell crab wrapped in nori (seaweed) with rice--are excellent.
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