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Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

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226 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1905
+1 865-675-0201
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had issue after issue. 30 minutes between my mothers entree coming out an mine. When my entree finally came out it was cold. The manager gave us a lame excuse and basically made it clear he didn't care about us as guest. We frequent many restaurants including this location of Wasabi and we always dine at the bar. I... More 

Thank jane m
Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining here is a lot more than eating. The "show" is amusing and engaging and the food is excellent. If you are comfortable engaging with strangers you cannot fail to enjoy the good food and service here. A little high in price and tends to be a long wait, but worth the 3 visits in 3 years we have made.

Thank Melinda S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went out with another couple who had ordered sushi prior to her meal. After repeated attempts, the server had to get the manager to bring it over and it was wrong, and by this time we were 75% done with our meal. By the time she received it, we were waiting on our check. Management wasn't interested in compensating... More 

Thank Heather M
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224 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice lunch spot for a very healthy and tasty meal.overall the service is excellent and the food is prepared to your desire.

Thank Matthew L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The decor is normal for this type of restaurant. The back half is given to the coooking at the table format. The act from the chef was standard, although this may vary by the individual. Prices were average, with most entrees in the $20-25 range. The balance of the restaurant was from a menu that could include the steak house... More 

Thank james k
Englewood, Florida
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have eaten here for years and love it. It is always busy, which is why we always choose to sit in open seating verses waiting to be seated around the grill where it is cooked in front of you. I'm there for the food, so ....eating is preferred to waiting. So, I can't review their "cooking show" , but... More 

Thank Englewood2016
Ozark, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have gone here a few times when relatives come in town. Make a reservation. They're usually quite busy. Very entertaining for young and older people. Lots of great food too! Shrimp, steak, chicken. It's all great. You'll have leftovers which heat up nicely. Dining and entertaining in one sitting.

Thank gayle f
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171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is packed, get here early, you will have a hard time finding a place to park. This is the best Jananese food in K-town. Love this place, the wait was over an hour. I just put my name in and ran up to Turkey Creek to kill some time. The service is quick and the food great. My... More 

Thank MattB2
Johnson City, Tennessee
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229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Important to know: If you arrive before 6 p.m., you can get early bird specials. Interesting place to eat. The food was amazing! The table-side chef was also excellent and very entertaining - fun place to visit. There are lots of options and something for everyone. There was a bit of wait for being seated though (even though several tables... More 

Thank USAtemples
Knoxville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I came for business lunch one day and did not eat in front of the chefs. The food was delicious and service was excellent. I definitely recommend trying it if you haven't. There was no wait at lunch to get a table. The service was fast and we didn't have to wait long for the food. Definitely give it a... More 

Thank Aaron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-675-0201

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Coeburn, Virginia
Knoxville, Tennessee
over a year ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?