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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

One of the best restaurants we visited in town. It was our first time here but won’t be our last. We really enjoyed everything, the food, the music and atmosphere. Thank you Lisa for the great hospitality!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022

My husband and I went here on a Tuesday night. We were not sure what to expect, but we were NOT disappointed! We ordered from the appetizer, salad, sushi, entrée and side menus and everything was delicious!! My husband ordered a Caesar salad as a...side and it was enough for a meal if it came with chicken. I do not care for brussels sprouts, but decided to order it as a side dish. I told my husband that if all non meat dish tasted that good, I could easily give up meat! Nonetheless, my braised short rib was outstanding!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Went to date night with my wife, the ambiance excellent, Matt and the staff-excellent and attentive, the meal was excellent for the most part (more to come) and the espresso was also excellent. The meal- our apps were outstanding from the raw oysters to the...pan fried oysters, as was the salmon crudo, the foie gras dumplings were an interesting take on foie gras but I wouldn't order them again. My wife had the chefs choice 10 piece assorted Nigiri which she enjoyed as well. The $66 Australian Wagyu 10 oz strip was cooked to perfection but much tougher than I had expected wagyu to be with some muscle still attached. Would probably go again but try an in house aged cut next time.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 23, 2021

Feng Chophouse on Asylum Street in Hartford achieved excellence in food, service and ambience during a recent dinner with my better half. The General Manager, Matt, was our server. He was articulate, attentive, and non-intrusive. I had the American Wagyu Strip and my date had...the Chilean Sea Bass. Both were excellent. My asparagus side was very nice. For an appetizer, I had the Otoro Cavier which was subtle and unique. My better half had the calamari. Avoid the calamari. It was presented nicely but appeared to be the common, mediocre, breaded, pre-frozen stuff you get everywhere else. Notwithstanding the calamari, everything else at Feng Chophouse was good enough to garner a five-star rating overall. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

This was our first experience at this Asian steakhouse and we would highly recommend this establishment. Eric was our server and he was very friendly and professional. We sampled a variety of items from their menu including nigiri, filet mignon, salads, sides, and desserts. The...decor is very, very nice; a bit dark, but a cool, contemporary Asian motif. The cocktails were excellent! My filet mignon was cooked to perfection, however, my only critique was that it was served in a bowl and did not have any sauces; but it was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The sushi was excellent and all the sides were outstanding (brussel sprouts, fried rice, salads). We had the green tea crepes dessert, which was very creative and interesting. Very nice experience and we look forward to returning!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

Came for a second time. We had the sushi sashimi trio, surf and turf roll, katsu chicken burger, steak and onion udon. All delicious!!! Worth the price and the calories. Love that you can hear yourself talk because it has great acoustics and nice ambience....For dessert had the matcha “thousand layer crepe” superb! We will be back...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

If you love sushi or you are trying it for the first time this is the place you need to be. Happy hour at Feng is out of this world. Fresh, lots of options and quick! Also, the wagu slider is to die for, no...need to pay capital grille prices. The staff is so knowledgeable and genuinely proud of their top notch ingredients and food... ask them about the sushi rice!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Would it be too much to say that this was one of the best meals of my life? I went with three friends after reading the online reviews. We went early (very early, 4.30 pm) to make sure the restaurant would be quiet enough for...us to talk. They seated us toward the back, and our waiter, Ming, came over to take drinks. Upon finding out that one of us had lived in Japan, he became really forthcoming about the menu - little things, like "If you've visited such and such in Tokyo, you will probably prefer this sushi to that." For appetizers, we had crispy rock shrimp, cooked to perfection in tempura - even the person with an egg allergy could eat them. There was no trace of sogginess; they really were done Asian-style. I read a review where a customer complained that these didn't taste like the crispy shrimp they were used to - that's correct. They don't. They are light as air, no hard edges, and amazing. At $5-$7 each, I expected the sushi to be astonishing, and it was - particularly the scallop. We all had salads, which were likewise excellent. Ah, but the steak... oh my. I'm not sure I can ever eat steak anywhere else again. I ordered the bone-in rib-eye "rare but not walking", and it was absolutely perfect. Charred just enough to please the palate, incredibly juicy inside. Ming explained their aging process, which fascinated the one vegetarian at the table so much that she almost tried a steak! The others had a center-cut filet and a bone-in strip, and again, all agreed that these were among the best steaks we'd ever eaten. Although pricey, I appreciated that unlike your basic New York steakhouse, the sides aren't dishes that will ruin the taste of the steak. I love a good, loaded baked potato, for instance, but I have to agree that it does zero to actually add to my enjoyment of a steak unless I want to use it to sop the drippings. The baby bok choy and Chinese broccoli were so good that our poor vegetarian barely got to taste them before we'd all loaded our plates. We ordered more, along with a fried rice. Which, by the way, again bore no resemblance to the slop they normally serve in Chinese restaurants as "fried rice". This was rice from the bottom of the wok, crisp around the edges, and each grain was more flavorful than the next. For drinks we had one bottle of a drier sake - not first blush/cloudy, because our waiter and Japanese-knowledgeable person agreed that would be too sweet and "succulent" for the meal. The sake was, likewise, unbelievably good, and we appreciated Ming not choosing the most expensive one on the menu. All in all, we will each be back, separately and together, as often as possible!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

We decided to try Feng for our sons birthday. TheOrdered tuna, snapper and live scallop sushi-Amazing!! Appetizer- pork belly was good. Calamari was some of the best, very tender. Dinner-strip steak w/truffle butter was amazing. Korean short ribs were wonderful. We will return. Next time...will focus on sushi - it was amazing!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

In Hartford for business, tried the lunch menu. It was the kind of experience you worry about having when trying a sushi place. The kind that makes you a regular visitor to the competition just because you know what to avoid. My server was not...familiar with the major Japanese beer brands. No big deal, she found what I asked for. Ordered the Surf & Turf Dumplings and they were horrendous; the dough was thick, underdone, floury and chewy, and the filling had no flavor. I had to wait 15 minutes before someone else came with the sushi rolls and I could send the dumplings back, because no one took any notice of me, let alone asked how my food was. I ordered the rock shrimp tempura instead. The rolls were barely OK - the rice didn't look quite freshly cooked and had no taste, brown rice for some reason, and the pieces were pushed together so that they were more compact than necessary. Got a small lump of wasabi so had to ask for more. The server did apologize for the dumplings (without taking note of the reason I sent them back, to inform the kitchen) and said my appetizer would be comped, or if it was the beverage. The check comes and lo and behold, there is the beer, the shrimp (higher price than the dumplings), and the rolls. So the 'thank you' I had given my server was in fact for not charging me for the dish I sent back. I did not leave happy.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

After reading the review in The Hartford magazine, September 2019, I decided to give Feng Chophouse a try. Made reservations for three, for last Saturday. Calling to say we were on the way but running late, I was shocked to hear a familiar voice answer...the phone. I said, "Carlos?" and he said. "Theresa?". I had already been anticipating a wonderful evening, but hearing Carlos' voice just multiplied my joy. LOVED him at Feng in Canton and have really missed him. He is the best person for this job. Carlos introduced us to owner John Chen, who was as charming as Carlos and a delight to meet. (See Carlos photo-bombing my pic with John below.) Anyway, onto the restaurant....Carlos welcomed us with open arms. He gave us a tour of the beautiful new space. The decor is incredibly elegant. The mood is relaxing and chill. Music was perfect, loud enough, but not too loud. There are several different dining spaces, depending on what type of evening you would like......Intimate...check . Social.....check. Private party.....check. Lounge......check. All beautifully and tastefully decorated. And the cooler where the meat is aged....wow! It's even beautiful! It's lined with what at first glance looks like pinkish marble, but in actuality is Himalayan salt blocks! The salt blocks help the aging process of the beef. Everything in the back of the house is brand new as well and state of the art. John knew exactly what he was doing when he decided to close down and redesign this space. Seated at a high top table in the front, near huge windows that open completely when perfect weather is to be enjoyed, I was in for another surprise. Our server came over and it was Eric, from Feng Canton as well. Felt like old home week. Eric was terrific in describing the menu and the various types of fish that they carry, many of which are not available at other area restaurants. Taking his suggestions, we tried three types of Nigiri.....the OTORO, the KINMEDAI and the KURUMA EBI. Arriving beautifully presented, we were eager to try them. By far, the OTORO was the best. It literally melted in your mouth. The other two were also delicious, but nothing really compared to the OTORO - which is the fattiest and very best part of the tuna. Onto the main courses.....we had the 15oz dry aged NY Strip, cooked medium - not medium rare per Eric's advice; the citrus salmon on tangerine risotto; 15 piece sashimi - with "fancy fish"; house cured bacon fried rice and sauteed baby bok choy. Every single thing was out of this world. My son said his steak was literally the best he has ever had in his life. Of course we had to sample it and absolutely agreed with him. I cannot describe how delicious it was. The salmon, same, cooked to perfection and I am a salmon "snob". The sashimi was artfully presented and wonderful. Baby bok choy - delightful and seasoned lightly, just enough. However, the house cured bacon fried rice, now that was heaven, if you are a baco-phile like me. We all loved it and even ordered a second serving to take home.(heated it up and put a egg on top for my son's breakfast the next morning - yummy). For dessert we shared a slice of a green tea infused cake rolled and filled with cheesecake, made fresh in house. The perfect ending to the perfect meal. Just sweet enough, but not too sweet. Parking is right outside the front door, or if those spots are taken, in the lot directly across the street, easy! Needless to say, we will most definitely be back to this incredible restaurant; for the food, the ambiance and to visit some wonderful old (and new) friends. Thank you Carlos, John and Eric for serving up one of the best meals ever. Now, just merge your computer system with the old one so I can use all my Canton Feng points please!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Eric, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgeable. We even got a tour of where they age the beef with Himalayan salt. The sashimi and sushi were amazing. Pricey but worth the splurge. Special and authentic.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

Enjoyed my first trip to this restaurant after their Canton, CT location closed. The menu is more limited than the Canton place but with excellent explanations from Eric, we were able to find choices to meet our taste palates. Eric knew where the fish and...meat products came from, the types of aging process and the variants in taste based on aging and preparation. It was an expensive meal so I won't come often, but for special occasion meals -- this is a nice venue. Pretty location and quiet ambiance.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

If you are a very advanced sushi buff, you might like this place. They serve edomae, or Tokyo style sushi. You pay a very high price for this in NYC at some of the omakase restaurants. Unusual to find it in Hartford, but I'm not...sure if it's worth the price. We came here on a Friday night, left hungry and paid over $160 for two people. They don't have a normal "sushi deluxe" and "sushi regular" like some places. The server seemed fairly clueless about everything we asked. He also told me something I ordered was barracuda, when it was confirmed later that it was not. Basically, it was a good meal but nowhere near worth the price. Not sure if I would go back, likely not.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The staff was excellent! Drew, the General Manager called me personally to make special arrangements. The food and atmosphere exceeded our expectations. We will return often and recommend any time we get a chance. Food, drinks and presentation were top shelf.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from Amy1519 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. There were people dressed very comfortably& some were dressed up(not overly dressy) But I certainly wouldn’t wear sweatpants or shorts and tshirts. It’s a nice restaurant with an upscale environment.
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Feng is temporary closed. They are remodeling and should open in early 2018. They do have a second location in Canton.
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Feng Chophouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5