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Wasabi Teppankyaki Manuka

By lenny 21 April 2008 9

Wasabi Teppankyaki Manuka.

As regulars of Wasabi Teppanyaki in Dickson, We were was keen to discover if the recently opened Wasabi #2 in Manuka was any good.

We went on a Saturday evening and by the time we got there at around 6.30 the place was half full and filling fast so I am glad we booked.
The first thing we noticed is that this restaurant is much more upmarket compared to Dickson, it also has a full sushi bar, much like the one at Iori in civic.

We decided to have go for the al’carte menu rather than the teppanyaki experience as we have done this many times and the thrill goes after a while. For starters we went for the wasabi sampler. This had an assortment of Japanese dishes, including salmon sashimi, sushi, grilled teriyaki chicken and beef skewers, octopus balls, assorted tempura and a savoury custard type dish. It was all very nice, although the two pieces of sushi were Californian rolls, which I though was is a bit boring especially when the had a full sushi bar.

For mains my partner got the Wasabi’s three jewels, which came out in a diamond bento box and contained tempura prawns, teriyaki chicken and ginger beef, it was all nice, and the teriyaki chicken was the standout.

I ordered off the menu and requested teriyaki salmon, and they were happy enough to do this. Although the salmon was delicious I do prefer it to be a bit more saucy. We also ordered the rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles set as the mains do not come with rice, this was an additional $6.50 each.

Service was very slow at first and we had to wait a good 45 minutes for our entrée’s to come, then the mains came straight after we had finished the last bite of our entrees which I find annoying as I like sometime in-between!

All in all It was a pleasant enough evening and the food was good, although I much prefer Dickson, its much cheaper, service is quicker and I think the food is better.

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Thumper 6:34 pm 04 May 08

Good to see another vegetarian, although I must admit I’m not completely strict about it.

If you are vegetarian then don’t accept second rate food. All Restaurants these days can, and should provide decent vegetarian meals. After all, it’s really not that hard.

ladylethal 2:57 pm 04 May 08

I’m vegetarian & absolutely love going to Wasabi. Particularly the new one in Manuka. They do a fantastic job to make sure that vegetarians are well catered for and the food arrives at the same time as the food cooked on the teppanyaki grill.

Mysterious 2:21 pm 04 May 08

As a sushi/teppanyaki lover, I make it a point to eat at any possible when I am travelling, and must admit, that the Wasabi Manuka is par with the well established Yamagen chain based in Cairns and Gold Coast.

The only reason I favour The Yamagen at the moment is because they serve fresh live lobster ! the only way to eat it !

diprotodon 7:25 am 24 Apr 08

Went to Wasabi Teppanyaki last night. My extremely fussy wife went the vegetarian option while the rest of us did the Wasabi set. The carnivores had fun, while the vegetarian was given eggplant when she didn’t ask for it when placing her order, and a “Vegetarian” tofu dish smothered with bonito flakes in bonito broth. If there are any vegetarians out there – do not go to Wasabi Teppanyaki.

wagons 10:17 am 23 Apr 08

Tasuke is fantastic, but when it comes to sashimi, I have to say Iori wins hands down. But if you are talking a traditional Udon…Tasuke is the place.

astrojax 4:25 pm 22 Apr 08

beg to differ, wagons – tasuke is rockin’ oishi deska!

wagons 1:34 pm 22 Apr 08

Nothing compares to Iori in Canberra.

Gord0 11:44 am 22 Apr 08

Great food and experience at the Dickson one on two occasions…just don’t rely on their answering machine booking system.

I had 10 workmates booked in via a voicemail left at 10am, tried to talk to a human at 3pm and then 5pm with no luck

Finally got called back at 6pm to confirm and advise all was good.

5 MINUTES later another employee rang back to advise the previous employee didn’t know they were booked out and had no solly ! FFS !

ant 9:09 pm 21 Apr 08

The mob from work went there this week, and I heard they liked it (fish. don’t eat ’em). Menu was quite pricey, the banquet/teppanyaki lunch menu was in the $40s.

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