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481 Town Center Pl, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29229-7988
803-462-9991
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service Sucks!

I have eaten here several times in the past and had excellent service; however, today, I went in for takeout and it was chaotic at the front desk. Four young girls working the front desk, but only 1 was taking order and answering phones. The other three stood there talking to each other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
bakeme
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times in the past and had excellent service; however, today, I went in for takeout and it was chaotic at the front desk. Four young girls working the front desk, but only 1 was taking order and answering phones. The other three stood there talking to each other , laughing at customers and just being... More 

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South Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have eaten there a few times, not the best but not too bad, until tonight. My Granddaughter and I went there tonight around 8:00 pm. We both had the beef and veg. bowl. Service was pretty good. I requested vegetables' to be soft tender and wanted them cooked in Hibachi Sauce, My Granddaughter wanted hers the same. My vegetables were... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Enjoyed lunch at the Red Bowl Asian Bistro for V Day...the sushi was awesome!!!!!!! The wait was not long (surprisingly). The server was decent. The ambiance "eh...", but that sushi...YUMMILICIOUS!

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Sumter, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I stopped in while shopping and the place was empty. We were promptly seated and offered drinks. Our server knew the menu and made some recommendations. I had perhaps the best bowl of hot and sour soup ever. It was full of bits and was perfectly spicy. I ordered the baked cashew chicken and brown rice. I... More 

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Elgin, SC
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took my two daughters out to eat with me at this place. I had seen it a while back and wanted to try it. When we walked in we were placed in the far back (it would have been considered the nosebleed section had this been a football stadium). Our waitress was nice, but barely there, and you would... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Sushi is fresh and well made, but the service wasn't satisfactory. The waitress, Jing-Jing, delineated from commonly excepted norms contemporaneous with the social behavior that one comes to expect when eating at a fine dining establishment. Had this been a "Wing-Joint" her service would have been considered acceptable.

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Been here a couple of times. Lunches are always good, huge portions. Service needs a little work for dinner. Be prepared to receive LOTS of sauteed onions in your meals if it calls for any. Can not beat the 5$ Long Island Iced Teas all day everyday, great for sitting at the bar with friends for sushi and drinks.

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maggie valley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My experience was a good one. The staff sat us quickly, the server was very attentive and on top of drink refills. My meal was good, the spicy basil chicken with fried rice (huge portion size). Not the best Asian food, but decent. My husband had two different rolls if sushi and he said they were both awful. He couldn't... More 

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Summerville, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Party of 7, seated right away on a Saturday evening. Everyone enjoyed their meals,taste and presentation were excellent, prices were reasonable, service was great, and no one could finish their meal because there was so much food. My wife and I had our leftovers for breakfast the next morning!

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South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Not sure what happened with the other reviewers here that had bad experiences. My wife and I eat here on average once or twice a month. The Wonton Soup and the Spring Rolls are the best we've ever had. We frequently get Chicken Fried Rice and ask to have a lot of shrimp added in. It is fantastic. The Shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 481 Town Center Pl, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29229-7988
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-462-9991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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