Raleigh >Food & Dining > Tasu Sushi Bar Asian Bistro
8919 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2761735.903755 -78.787504
Very good – Don't understand why so many bad reviews. My wife and and I went to the new one in Cary with friends and had a great time. Sushi was good, not exactly cheap but very good. They have a full menu with choices from all over Asia. I have already gone back and will do so again.
Awesome sushi – I love this place and love that they do buy one get one free sushi! They can be slow at times...but that just means they are good. We go there all the time!
One Good Roll everything else FAIL – I can say that the server explained how the bill would work for our table of six. No seperate checks and the cheapest rolls would be the free ones. Unfortunatley, that is where her diligence stopped. No refills were given, even after asking for them. We had a total of 12 rolls, ONLY one was good(toro,toro,toro). Truth be told there are plenty of other places in the triangle with better sushi and certainly better service. They do have alot of roll choices unlike many other sushi places but who cares when they are not good.
Their BOGO sushi pricing is a scam – They claim that their sushi is 2 for 1, but unlike any other BOGO offer, they give you only the cheapest items for free. So if you buy 8 sushi items, the four cheapest are free, not the second, fourth, sixth and eighth, making your check far higher than you would expect.
The food isn't all that good either, but being jobbed on the price only adds insult to injury.
Nice simple place – Don't expect Tokyo-quality sushi and you'll enjoy this place. It's obviously Americanized but what do you expect, this is Raleigh not LA or NYC. All in a all a good ambiance and good food at good prices.
HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT! Don't WASTE your TIME! – Went to Tasu for a girls night out last night ... the food was GREAT ... however the management is probably the most horrible thing I've ever experienced ... INCLUDING any fast food establishment i've ever been to! the BOGO situation is a joke and will screw you if you aren't paying attention. There were 6 of us and collectively a $200 bill ... which in my opinion is a table and a bill that deserves good customer service! We weren't paying the bill collectively though we were paying in 6 separate checks ... only paying for what we individually ordered. Then we learned that they wouldn't give us separate checks ... (STUPID but i have seen it before) ... however at a closer look at the bill we realized WHY they didn't want to give us separate checks ... collectively we had ordered 10 sushi rolls and they had taken off the 5 cheapest ones ... regardless of who ordered what ... and they refused to give us separate checks because if they had it would have been a cheaper bill collectively. I spoke with the manager and i might as well been talking to a brick wall b/c he looked at us as if we were ignorant and didn't know what we were saying ... we were calling them out on their that appreciate their scheme and he just stared at us like he wasn't even listening. After 20 min of arguing we pulled out a piece of paper and wrote down what each of us ordered on individual pieces of paper and even wrote down which sushi roll should have been free (the CHEAPEST of the two that each individual ordered) ... It was like working with 2 year olds that didn't know how to run a tab or add things together ... then once that ran the cards there were STILL two cards that weren't charged correctly. One tab ended up being $4.95 ... I seriously have never delt with a more ignorant group of management in my life! I mean we WROTE DOWN what we ordered and what the prices were and one STILL came out as $4.95 ... i can't even explain how frustrating and unnecessary all that was ... especially at an establishment that you are paying collectively a $200 bill!
My girlfriends and i plan on contacting the management directly and will not be attending this place ever again ... I'm not a fan and will not support a place that doesn't take care of the customers and tries to screw them over on the sly as if we were stupid and wouldn't notice!
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! There are other sushi places in the area patrons!
Sad, too sad – The lunch with my friends was spoiled by inability of restaurant to provide separate checks for sushi. Their greedy rules forced us to have one single bill per whole table and caused lots of problems when final bill was delivered. Some of us ordered expensive sushi, others - cheap ones. The offer "buy 2, get one free" is great only if you come here with a family. But in case of lunch, when you need separate bills, you won't get expected service. In our case they charged all expensive entries in the order (to remind: we was forced to have one bill per whole table) and counted cheapest ones as a "free" option. As a result people who ordered cheap option to save the money got "free" meal and others get no their "free" option. So we've spent lots of time trying to figure out, how to pay that bill.
We will never come here again.
Bad rap... GREAT sushi! – I can't say this is the best sushi in all the south but if you live in the area then this is the best place to get great sushi. The turnover of fish is often and that is key... the BOGO free does have its hang ups but i never got it to go...so i say thumbs up... nothing wrong here..... i love to sit at the sushi bar and watch the artists at work. Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere at the sushi bar is very comfortable for 1 person.
Don't pass up the best sushi deal in town... eat at the restaurant and support the hard working people that are there!
BOGO SUSHI – Honestly the sushi here is delicious. They have a large selection of very well made, fresh, creative sushi rolls. I eat here every Tuesday for lunch and absolutely love the food.
Two reasons that Tasu does not get more than 3 stars:
1) Drink glasses are too small. Yes, they look nice, but when you are eating wasabi/ spicy rolls you either need the server to visit the table quite frequently or scrap the fancy glasses and go with glasses that hold more liquid.
2) You cannot take advantage of any specials if you are splitting a bill or getting an order to go. I usually remedy this by going with someone who is willing to split the bill down the middle...but can be quite inconvenient if you are with more than one person. It is not ideal to double date or go with a group because inevitably someone will want to order the $14.95 rolls while you only want $6.95 or $5.95.
So, overall, delicious sushi and worth it if you are with only one person or if you are treating someone to dinner/lunch. Is a good idea to order water along with your beverage so that you don't get too thirsty waiting for a refill.
Denied – Last night my wife and I were driving by Tasu and saw the sign outside advertising buy one sushi roll, get one free so we thought we would give Tasu a try and pick up a couple of rolls to take home with us.
We live in the Brier Creek area and were really happy that there was a sushi place so close to us. If the sushi was good, we would probably stop in at least every other week.
We went into the bar area and saw another sign on the way in that said they were offering half price appetizers Sunday through Thursday before 6 pm.
Again, this sounded like a great deal so we also put in our order for a couple of appetizers to go.
While we were waiting for our order, we discussed the possibility of reserving Tasu for my wife's birthday next month. We had been looking for a place that could accomodate 40 to 50 people for this event and Tasu seemed like it would be perfect.
While we waited, we heard a group of 3 arguing with the bartender because they had come in for the buy one, get one sushi, but they had split the bill.
Because they had split the bill, the management was charging them full price for all of their sushi rolls and not honoring the buy one, get one deal.
After waiting for about 10 minutes, the bartender we had placed our order with comes to tell us that she cannot honor any of the deals advertised because we had placed our order to go.
We were a bit shocked at first because this made absolutely no sense at all. It was a take out order meaning that no one would have to wait on us or clean up after us and they would still be making money from our purchase.
We protested a bit and were met with "I'm sorry but it's just our policy" after which we left sushiless and angry.
After wasting our time because of a very poorly thought out policy,
I truly suggest you think twice before spending your money with Tasu.
They may advertise a deal or you may have a coupon but they're going to do what they can to make sure you pay full price for their food.
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