REVIEW: Shogun #Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett
A few weeks ago we told you about Kyoto in Loganville and in this review we want to introduce you to Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar in Lawrenceville. If you have a favorite Japanese restaurant, we’d love to hear about it!
Shogun is NOT big on the show. One of the things that I love about Kyoto and many other hibachi restaurants is the preparation of the meal is the entertainment. The cook interacts with the diners and everyone has a good time. You’re not going to find this at Shogun. In fact, during this meal, the cook never said ONE WORD other than to clarify peoples order and specific requests regarding the preparation of their meal.
I love starting the meal with sushi. While I am not that adventurous when it comes to sushi, I do enjoy a California roll to start the meal and I love dunking each piece in soy sauce with wasabi mixed in. It gives a great flavor that sets up the rest of the meal.
The food though, is good. The portions are better than you normally get at any Japanese restaurant we’ve been to. They serve sherbet at the end of the meal, which most Japanese restaurants stopped doing years ago. The food is prepared perfectly. One thing that I would like to mention is that the soup, normally just a watery broth is quite good and is brimming with flavor. It’s something I look forward to every time I go there.
Shogun, while lacking in the entertainment area, is a consistent sure bet for some great Japanese hibachi and sushi. It’s very close to the AMC movie theater and is an ideal choice for dinner and a movie. Guten appetit!