Dublin >Food & Dining > Sushi Bistro Masa
6395 Perimeter Dr, Dublin, OH | Directions 4301640.105112 -83.161992
Neighborhoods: Avery Road Retail Center
Umm - Yuk – I travel to Dublin 6-8 times a year, and typically go to House of Japan. Since I was here a full week I decided to try something different - big mistake. I ordered the dinner box from Sushi Bistro Masa this evening, and was very dissapointed. Although the teriyaki beef was tender, the portion was very small. The sushi portions (spicy tuna roll and sashimi) were equally as small, but that was probably a blessing because this was the fishiest tasting "unfresh" sushi I've ever had. The tuna inside the spicy tuna roll was gray-ish in color - guessing this may have been made earlier in the week? The sashimi looked fresh, but had a very fishy, old taste. I've honestly had better sushi from Kroger. Needless to say, 80% of my dinner is now in the trash can.
Don't Waste Your Time – Don't even risk it. Went there on a Wed. night and it wasn't overly crowded. Waited over an hour for an appetizer (one of the $2 types that take that take about 5 minutes to make). We didn't stick around to see how long the main course would take. Servers were not very apologetic and borderline rude. This place has serious kitchen management and service problems. Go to Basho on Sawmill Rd. instead.
Not A Good Choice - Sushi Bistro Masa – Food was average, and I felt rushed and unwelcomed from the moment I walked in. And believe me, I eat out often at sushi places. (Don't go here if you want a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.) Okay, so, as soon as I walked in, I knew I was being rushed. It was 9:15, and they close at 10pm, so there was plenty of time. When I ordered, she brought everything out at once and said, "Oh, it all came out at the same time because the kitchen is closing.", I'm fine with that if I'm 10 minutes before closing, but it was so impersonal and matter-of-fact as if they did not need my business. I won't come back. Sashimi portions were tiny...I mean about one inch long and half inch wide and one quarter inch tall (that's the tuna)...the Hamachi is paper thin. Sorry, but it's true. Well, I tried it....didn't like it.
Best Japanese restaurant in Midwest – I would rate Sushi Bistro Masa as the best Japanese restaurant in Midwest. I stop by this place to eat Masa's sushi whenever I come to Columbus. Fish is always fresh. Sit at the counter and ask Masa today's special. He offers the best sushi of the day. Service is good and the restaurant is clean. You are not going to be disappointed.
Not just for Japanese – What an entertaining evening! Sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare wonderful sushi! Ask head chef, Masa, to prepare something special just for you. You don't have to order strictly from the menu. Try the broiled butter fish, tuna carpachio, yakitoro, to name a few. This restaurant isn't only for the Japanese. A must try for everyone! Reservations recommended.
The Most Excellent Japanese! – My husband and I went to Sushi Bistro Masa several times and we ALWAYS had memorable experience. It felt like we were in Japan!
It's incredible! Everything was fresh and tempting and the service was superb. I highly highly recommend Sushi Bistro Masa.
If you're looking for a REAL great amazing Japanese experience without the 10 hour plane ride to Japan, go visit Sushi Bistro Masa.
Umami! Savory and Delicious – Chef Masa at Sushi Bistro Masa is truly a Master Sushi Chef! Where else have I had sushi that can compete with Sushi Bistro Masa? Nobu in Las Vegas and Japonais in Chicago and compared to these two top restaurants, Sushi Bistro Masa is neck to neck and comes out the winner because of the higher level of intimacy and authenticity this small restaurant achieves - and Chef Masa's Umami touch.
Decor: Natural wood and earth tones, minimalist art, has a relaxed feeling. This is a great place for spending time with friends and family or business associates.
Dining: Sushi Bistro Masa has an extensive menu which is very impressive for a restaurant its size. If you are dinning there for the first time, are intimidated by the menu, not sure what to get, etc ? Definitely go with the chef?s special dinner. It takes you through a delightful discourse of soup, sashimi, and sushi as well as a ?kitchen prepared? dish (sometimes). My wife and I have eaten at Sushi Bistro Masa twice, visiting from Chicago. We sat at the sushi bar on both occasions and found Chef Masa to be a wonderful host with a big smile, insight full suggestions and delectable creations.
Drinks: Here is another big win for those who like Japanese beers ? on tap! I started off with a draft Japanese beer and then migrated to sake as dinner progressed. My wife liked their creative martinis. We noticed that you can buy a bottle of sake and have the restaurant reserve what is left for your next visit. There is something very nice about going to a restaurant that has your name on a tag waiting for you!
Deserts: ? are to die for. The last time we were there ? Sushi Bistro Masa had a dessert chef visiting from Japan ? I really hope she decided to move to the U.S! My wife and I have had dessert at top restaurants in Chicago like Tru, Charlie Trotter, Les Nomades? and her desert stood shoulder to shoulder with the best ? so delicate and delicious ? it was a perfect way to end the evening!
Best Sushi Place! – Very clean, nice atmosphere. The chefs and staff were professional and very friendly. Among many sushi restaurants in Columbus, this seems to be the one that many Japanese customers speak very highly of. If you want to eat authenetic sushi, or if you are tired of eating half-frozen sushi, you should try this place!
The BEST Japanese/Cal Fusion – The best food you can imagine. The chefs have 30 yrs of experience in Japan and CA. The interior is sleek compemporary but comfortable. Very friendly service. I want to live next to it!
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