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Saya Korean & Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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1030 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, OH 45324-3815
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Disappointing

I read reviews of this restaurant which said it had very good sushi. My husband and I went to try it and were very disappointed in the quality and taste of the sushi. We did not try the Korean food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Fairborn, Ohio
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Fairborn, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I read reviews of this restaurant which said it had very good sushi. My husband and I went to try it and were very disappointed in the quality and taste of the sushi. We did not try the Korean food.

Thank ebtinker
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

And I would never bring merican friends. Owner will serve and make the food for you and she doesnt know how to do sushi. There are people who learn how to make sushi/nigiri for years under their Master lol

Thank Michael L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have never had a bad experience here. I love the staff and the sushi is amazing! It's been closed temporarily for about a month now. I call almost everyday to see if they are open. I hope it opens soon because my sushi obsession needs a fix!

Thank Ehvaught7
Union, Ohio
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152 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have had Korean food with friends near Tinker AFB and was looking for a good place here. Well we found the place. The food is very good and the service the same. Please be brave and try something out of the box you will not regret it.

Thank mocpgc
Yellow Springs
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I can only assume that the last couple of posts were from the owners or friends because there is no way anyone could have a pleasant experience here anymore. Our family were regulars for many years. Fantastic food, decent portions, good variety. We always expected for the food to arrive randomly without regard to appetizers, salad, entrée, etc. but now... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visiting Fairborn for an event near the Air Force Museum, we ducked out for lunch and encountered Saya because it was in plain view of the main drag, Kauffman Avenue. We were concerned about the lack of cars in the parking lot. However, we had a terrific lunch--mine was Korean spicy chicken. The hostess/proprietor/waitress was very convivial, and talked me... More 

Thank ragrun
Silver Spring, Maryland
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to a group of us who were traveling for business in Dayton. I was largely unimpressed with both the salad and the sushi I had. I ordered a spicy tuna roll with a starter salad. The salad was very over-dressed and sour, and the sushi was much more rice than filling. The two people I dined... More 

Thank MDRoadWarriors
Palmyra, Missouri
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were staying in town at the B&B and came to Saya. EXCELLENT SUSHI and we highly recommend the fried Air Force Roll. The only thing I didn't like about the restaurant was they charged 1.50 or more per glass of iced tea...with no free refills, and didn't tell us that- so we paid around 6 dollars for the two... More 

Thank achanso1
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It appears the place sold and the new owners mucked with even the signature rolls. The JH roll had less zing, and had a sweet eel sauce drizzled on it, the salad dressing has lost its taste, and the big mouth roll had stale shrimp tempura inside and the white house roll was off the menu. The sushi bar salad... More 

Thank Maczj
Beavercreek, Ohio
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We use to love waiting here. Ur gasnr been the same since they changed chefs. The quality, presentation and quantity of food is much less than before. Its a shame. This use to be the best Korean restaurant in town. I hope they fix there issues. Until then u can only rate this place average

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, OH 45324-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Fairborn
  • Phone Number: 937-879-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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