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“Pleasant Surprise and Best Kept Secret!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hokkaido

Hokkaido
1100 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC
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Ranked #24 of 66 Restaurants in Irmo
Cuisines: Japanese
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Lexington, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise and Best Kept Secret!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My son and I decided to grab a bite to eat at Hokkaido. We were very surprised with the sushi selection - real sushi with sushi chefs creating behind the bar! The food was very good and the variety of other foods were bountiful. The seaweed salad was delicious, I actually could not tell you one item that was not delightful.
We returned several weeks later with our entire family along with my Japanese mother. She was delighted to see so many items that were actually Japanese and not Chinese. The next time she is in Columbia she wants to go there again.
The reason I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 stars is that on their dinner buffet they offer crab legs as well. I had to continuously request that they put crab legs out. We are not huge crab leg eaters, but everyone wanted a leg or two and it took numerous requests to get everyone in our party of eight a sampling.
Everything else was always well maintained, clean and stocked!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very good Japanese Buffet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Surprisingly good quality of sushi and many other items for a strip mall restaurant. The sushi was on ice with a variety to choose from....eel, tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, and vegetables. Also available are meats and vegetables which are stir fried on an hibachi grill at your request. There are two very good soups as well as many other items such as seaweed salad, fresh shrimp cocktail & sauce, baked salmon, beef teriyaki, chicken satay, and Kim chi. Four flavors of ice cream tasted home-made! Reasonably priced for such a large selection and all you can eat!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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