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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Melinda S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Heather M
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220 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Matthew L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank james k
Englewood, Florida
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Englewood2016
Ozark, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank gayle f
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169 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank MattB2
Johnson City, Tennessee
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank USAtemples
Knoxville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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Thank Aaron J
Jackson, tn
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168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I travel thru Knoxville several times a year but I don't always have time to pamper myself. Wasabi is the kind of place to do that. Wasabi is a Japanese Steakhouse with a great menu and a killer restaurant. Prices are $$$ but worth it. Food is excellent with generous portions and outstanding service. I had the seafood combo ($35):... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?