We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great sushi, poor service.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of WaSabi Sushi

WaSabi Sushi
4561 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC
(803) 736-9687
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #119 of 840 Restaurants in Columbia
Restaurant details
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great sushi, poor service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here for dinner on a weeknight; just two of us. The place was virtually empty. We received a lukewarm greeting and were seated. After about 5 minutes, our drink order was taken. That seemed a little slow given the emptiness of the place, but no big deal. After several more minutes, our food order was taken. A table of 5 next to us who arrived at least 15 minutes after us seemed to be the center of attention. Shortly after their order was taken, their food arrived with several apologies for the wait (which wasn't really a wait at all!) from not only their server, but the manager as well. It appeared they were quite a priority for some reason. After we were about ready to get up and leave, our food arrived (almost a 45 minute wait). No apologies or explanation, which was surprising.

The sushi was fantastic, but the service was definitely not. Based on the reviews, this doesn't seem to be the standard, so we'll visit here again. Everyone is entitled to a bad day.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    1
    2
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very fresh fish. Rolls not made with a ton rice. Presented well. Service gets a little slow when they are busy. Cash gets you a 10 percent discount

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbia, SC
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wasabi's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

They have the BEST sushi in town. They have lunch specials on Fridays with several delicious options for a more than reasonable price. I have tried many different sushi places, but none comes close to Wasabi's.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Concord, North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good, but was I welcomed??”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Really wanted to like this place based on the reviews. But, I did not feel welcome at all. Service was attentive but lacked the friendliness needed. Sushi was good however.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best Service and Sushi in Columbia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have been to many Sushi restaurants in my life and the service at this one is the best in my opinion. It has a very family cozy feeling. If you become a repeat customer they will remember your name and treat you as family. You get a free salad, some korean style sides (Love the Eggplant!) and miso soup with your order! Their prices are reasonable for Sushi. I usually just get a shrimp tempura roll and a philadelphia roll and my bill is like 17 bucks.
If you are ever on the NE side of Columbia give this place on Hardscrabble a try you won't be dissapointed

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed WaSabi Sushi also viewed

 

Been to WaSabi Sushi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage WaSabi Sushi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.