Shogun Japanese Steak House

(919) 577-0020

7608 Purfoy Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC | Directions   27526

35.590508 -78.774033

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Reviews for Shogun Japanese Steak House

over a year ago

Fantastic place for large group dinner – The seating is open and with space for 8 people to sit in one area it is fantastic for dinner party. We go here so we can eat in a relaxed environment with our large family.

The shrimp is fabulous, and the rice is very good. They are cooking the rice on the grill and my kids love the flavor. We did not have excess pepper.

The waitress does speak Japanese and has a difficult time with conversation, but she is kind and attentive.

It is a small family business working to provide an atmosphere for family dinner. We always go here for our birthdays to enjoy a fantastic dinner, but also we always have left overs for lunch the next day.

Portions are very large and the food is very good. They will split your dinner and allow sharing. I could not eat both soup and salad, so I have no problem with choosing.

I recommend Toyota as the cook and be sure to have conversation with one of the nicest Japanese men I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Sometimes it is more about class and enjoyment then about show.

over a year ago

Somewhere in the middle – We have been twice now. 1st time one other couple was there. Last time just us. The decor is fine. The older gentleman is the only one we have seen cook. We didn't see any other cooks. He is really sweet and tries but he doesn't have the skills you will see at other places. We don't mind that because we've seen the shows so much and really are more interested in the food.

We were disappointed that you get a choice of soup or salad. Most places give you both. The shrimp was good. The ginger sauce on the salad was ok. I agree with someone else that the filet didn't seem like filet to me but more like the hibachi steak. The rice came in a bowl instead of being done on the grill. I thought it tasted pretty good. They had put pepper in it. My daughter didn't like that part. It was her birthday and he came out with music instruments to let each person shake during the birthday song. He had a bullhorn that played the birthday song. It was funny.

My real con is with the waitress. We were the only people there and yet several times we were waiting for drink refills or sauce refills. The sauce cups are too small. We waited the first time too. She needs to pay more attention and be a little friendlier.

over a year ago

Take your family and enjoy dinner - relax – OK I do not know what is wrong with these people who are so hateful they write mean things about such a nice restaurant! Of course it is important to note that the ony bad mean reviews come from citysearch, so that says a lot about city search clientel.

If you want a hot dinner, clean atmosphere, excellent service, and most of all you want you family to eat together - come to Shogun!

The food is excellent - they have the BEST SHRIMP in central NC! You have to go to dinner, relax and enjoy yourself.

Nice people, wonderful hostess, enjoyable, relaxed, great service and your kids will love it more than McDonalds! You get a moment of rest while someone cooks for you and your kids will actually talk to you - PRICELESS! My daughter who never sits still will sit and watch Toyota cook - she says more, more, please and yes she is not even 2 years old, she knows things about people.

Here you are around good people and that is more then I can say about other places to eat in Fuquay! Class is something you should associate yourself with and take some time out for dinner instead of letting the buffet take you out.

Highly recommended for a group of people.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Bless their hearts – We read all of the negative reviews on this site and another...decided to try it anyway. A cute little old man is the cook. His skills have fallen off a bit, but he makes up for the lack of speed in his cooking show by using a strobe light. The food lacked taste, and the staff was stingy with the drinks and the condiments. The restaurant is priced about the same as other similar Japanese restaurants, but is way overpriced for the experience you receive there. Most of the time there was only our table and I had a hard time getting a refill on my $2.50 tea from the lone waitress on staff.

If you want a Japanese steakhouse experience, go elsewhere. If you like watered down sauces and strobe lights go ahead and check them out. But hurry, I predict they close within 6 months of this review.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Disappointed In As Many Ways Possible – We were seated immediately, but that was about all they had going for them.

As we were seated, we noticed the grill was not as clean as it could have been. When asked for our drink orders, we tried to order off their "specialty drink" menu and were told they didn't actually have their liquor license yet. The earnest but slightly confused server took our order (my wife and I each ordered Filet) and soon brought us the soup -- OK but nothing special. After that, the ginger salad which had a dressing that tasted very... odd. I didn't finish mine. We also got sauces, a runny and strange-tasting "honey mustard" and a ginger sauce that was probably just soy sauce with some ginger in it.

Our chef came out, he started with the fried rice. His show was pretty lackluster. Next were the veggies, not a ton of them, and a bit too liberal with the salt. Next was the usual appetizer of shrimp -- way more butter than necessary and INCREDIBLY salty. The chef INSISTED I eat it with the mustard sauce several times even though I politely said, "No thanks." Finally, he started cooking the main course. His knife was extremely dull, it took a long time to cut the steak. He started cooking and again, and put a ton of salt on. I'm not just talking "not to my taste," I'm talking salt lick. I thought maybe it was just our cook, so I watched the cook at the other table when he was preparing the meat and it was the same way. The meat he gave us didn't look like filet, so before he put it on the plate I asked him to verify it was indeed the filet. He said, "Yes" but I think it was just the sirloin.

Anyways, we choked our way through it and there is no way we'll go there again. What wasn't truly awful was mediocre. You're much better off going down the road to Mt. Fuji (although their Thai food is better than their hibachi) or taking a longer drive to the hibachi place in White Oak in Garner -- you don't get a show but the flavor's excellent.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

HORRIBLE! Don't waste your money! – We tried Shogun last weekend. First of all, the decor is very "sterile", not comforting at all. The staff is confused and gave us multiple answers, frequently contradicting themselves. Apparently, you can share plates, but not on the weekend. They do not have cups with lids for little kids. The food is not as high quality as most hibachi places. The soup had french fried onions in it which gave it a greasy flavor. The sauces came out from the back and were extremely runny. Had to ask for more. Veggies were sparse- meals were not big enough to allow for those normally (o-so- yummy) leftover meals. Chefs were not experienced, they were slow, not showy. Spoke with others at our table who also felt that food was not worth the money and would rather go to "old reliables" instead to spend our hard earned dollars.

Hibachi shrimp $17 our bill was over $50- too much to spend on mediocre food


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