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Hokkaido

528 15th st. East, Tuscaloosa, AL
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Ranked #38 of 226 restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Cuisines: Japanese
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- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Placed a carry out order for my 6 year old son and I, for a kids chicken dinner and from the dinner menu, the chicken & scallop combo dinner. Chicken was overcooked and nearly impossible to chew. Shrimp was in both although we didn't order any shrimp....it also was overcooked and rubbery. Scallops were good but I only got 3!!... More

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Definitely our favorite place to eat in Tuscaloosa, hands down. The sushi is out of this world! Get there early if you don't want to wait too long. Parking sucks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was devasted when Hokkaido was destroyed in the 4/27/2011 tornado because it is one of my favorite places in town. Their new building is so much bigger and nicer and with more parking! You can choose to eat at a grill and have your food cooked in front of you or you can choose to sit at a table... More

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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Hokkaido is a good place to eat if you have a large party. The hibachi grills are large and the menu has good variety. I feel that anyone who has never been to asia or a top tier Japanese steak or sushi house will thoroughly enjoy Hokkaido. Anyone outside that group will feel that Hokkaido ranges from mediocre to bad.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have been to many hibachi grills and this one is right up there was a new favorite. The rice was decent but didn't have much flavor but the teriyaki was by far some of the best that I have had at a hibachi. The atmosphere was nice although it was filled with many college kids. We had a great... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten Sushi from top chefs in Monterey CA direct from Japan and compared to that this is a 2/10. There are few that come close in Tuscaloosa, but this place is by far the worst sushi in the whole city. Teriyaki Chicken was dry and the service was poor. Just because it is in a nice building with... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Finally got to visit after they reopened since the April 2011 tornado destroyed the original. The only negatives are price is a bit pricey and not a lot of parking. That said, the food is outstanding, service is perfect, management really cares about customers, and atmosphere is quaint Japanese. I would rate as one of the best, if not the... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place was blown away with the tornado in 2011. We waited to see if it would reappear. It did, and is well worth the wait. Across the street from its' original location. Get the FILET and shrimp. You will never taste more tender filet. Don't know how they do it, but they do! Also, Takara plum wine. Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Love Hokkaido !! From the service to the shrimp sauce it's all great!! The food is always consistent..cant forget about the fabulous sushi ..

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alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Service and food were excellent. Both at the hot bar and off the menu food was hot and delicious. Clean and good service.

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