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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun experience. A bit pricey. Need to go on off hours. Peak crowds. Heaviest portions on rice and vegetables.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Went for dinner. Waited 1.5 hours. They kept “missing” our name. We were asked to wait another hour. Then they wanted us to leave because we were upset. We did not want to leave. Just wanted to eat. Then. They threatened calling the Police. Seriously....That incompetent. So 35 plus people walked out. Avoid at all costs. Completely ignorant “manager” 100% fake hibachi. Proceed at your own risk. 👍More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

If you are allergic to seafood, don’t eat here. Even though the chef prepared my food first, and we were the first table of the day, I still had an allergic reaction. It does say it on the menu but I was sure it was...okay, and I wasn’t. No fault of this restaurant! I’m just helping any fellow allergy prone people. The food was good, rice heavy, entertaining, and pricy. Good beer and bourbon selection at the bar. Our chef and server were amazing. Other than my trip to the immediate care, everyone else in my family was pleased.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

My wife and I along with our 10-year old twin girls recently took in dinner at Miyabi as part of our first time visit to Myrtle Beach. After hearing several positive reviews from a variety of sources regarding their food and the dining experience as...a whole, we decided to head on over to see what all the fuss was about. That said, here’s what we walked away with: ARRIVAL: Be forewarned, Miyabi is an extremely popular Myrtle Beach haunt, so plan accordingly. On account of the fact that this establishment doesn’t take reservations, our first attempt earlier in the week had us arriving at 8pm and being told there was a 90 minute wait, so cut our losses that night. Upon returning the following Monday (which we theorized would be the least busy option since their sushi bar is closed that day), we rolled up at the doors at 5pm… only to be placed on a 45 minute waiting list right out of the gate. With nowhere else important to be and a strong-willed determination this time, we patiently waited out the time limit before finally being called. The greeters were courteous, though you do get a sense and feel for how busy they are. That said were welcomed by a friendly host who had us seated in no time. Very lively spot, chock full of atmosphere, five stars here. MEALS: Though exactly what we all ordered escapes me at the moment, I do remember my meal (teriyaki chicken/shrimp) being extremely tasty and delicious. It had been a few years since my last hibachi restaurant visit, and we did not leave disappointed. Rest assured, you will not be wanting for food, all of us taking home doggie bags at the end! Even our very discriminating 10 year olds enjoyed everything. No complaints, only smiles here. SERVICE: Chef John was nothing short of a spectacular showman, and had us all thoroughly entertained. Our girls marveled at his skill, and were transfixed for the entire affair. You truly have lucked out if you happen to have him turn up at your table. In addition, the hostess who kept checking on us was very friendly and attentive, never leaving us long enough to notice anything missing or needed. Five stars, both of them! VALUE: Yes, buckle up, the price tag may be steep, but our experience worth every dollar. At the end of the day, value will always be subjective variable, and can vary from visit to visit, but when weighing out the combination of food and service we received, we felt like we walked away with a win. THE BOTTOM LINE: Miyabi does have a reputation that precedes it as one of the more unique dining options to experience while in Myrtle Beach, and we were glad to have been afforded the opportunity to do so. But in an area where tourism is king, be sure to manage expectations and muster up as much patience as you can spare to get past the front door. If you’re able to reaffirm both of those, you will be rewarded with a fantastic novelty dining experience that rewards its visitors with something they’ll surely remember. Five stars, well done Miyabi. Kanpai!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

We go here every time we are visiting Myrtle Beach. We are never disappointed. They no longer take reservations, but they are very efficient at getting people seated with very minimal wait. An employee came out into the parking lot before they even opened and...started taking names and number of people in your party. We arrived at 4:20, were in the door by 4:27 and were on our way back out at 5:40. The food is good. The portions are large -- especially the rice. The chefs are very talented and entertaining. Service is fast and efficient and friendly. They allow you to share for an upcharge of about $8, which includes soup and salad for both people sharing. It's a good deal. There's still plenty to eat even when sharing.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

First we were seated with a great group of people. Our server was very sweet and attentive. Our chef was a riot, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, presentation and service.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

The food was mediocre, though tasty, but the management is severely lacking. If the wait time is quoted at 30 min be prepared to wait closer to 1.5 hours, because at any point Kirk, the general manager, may decide to seat people that were not...planned/expected or waiting. When we confronted him about it, he was unapologetic and said it was the “owner’s request.” A little kindness and humility would have been appropriate. The meal was very rice heavy, minimal vegetables, and no palate cleanse (sherbet) at the end. The proteins were standard for this style restaurant, and the chef was friendly but there was nothing particularly special or entertaining about the service. We made the best of our night, but we will not be coming back in the future. There are far too many options in the Myrtle Beach area! I would rather spend my money in an establishment that offers better value and appreciates its customers. I encourage you to do the same!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

We have been going to this restaurant for excellent food for many years. Last evening, we arrived at 4:30 and were one of the first three tables seated. Food was excellent and the staff was attentive but at the end while still eating we were...handed our to go boxes and shortly after that the check. I had to put the to go box in my lap to finish eating. I hope this was just an isolated incident and not the new norm. It is not like the place was packed and had 50 people waiting. Otherwise the food was excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

So much food!! If you are traveling and do not have a place to take leftovers share an order! There were four of us and we brought back at least 5 pounds of leftover food. It will feed us at least two more meals which...is wonderful because it is pricey. But it is absolutely well worth the cost. Our chef was entertaining and so fun. It was a great part of our trip.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

We had a 20 min wait time. The restrooms were beautifully decorated but needed cleaned. The sushi bar was closed and the main bar only had 4 customers. The main dining room was steady but not overly crowded. Able to maintain a 6 ft distance...bc we sat at the end of the hibachi table. Greeted immediately for drink order and food order was taken shortly after. Soup and sweet tea were delicious. Salad was good but entirely to much dressing for my taste. Rice, veggies, and shrimp were very good as well. My sister ordered the chicken teriyaki but said the teriyaki sauce tasted burnt, but she did say the chicken was very tender. Huge dinner portions for both of us. I had the fish and shrimp and the fish was the best piece of fish I have ever had in my life. Omg delicious. The shrimp were great as well. Best part was that I have plenty of food for leftovers. Dinner for 2 was $60.00. Pros: chef ( Roy) had skills, beautifully decorated lobby and restrooms, and fish. Cons: bathroom was a wreck, the 20 minute wait time when there was not a crowd there, and I believe that's it. Overall, out of 5 stars I give it a 4.5.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

We ate here for our first time. We normally eat at another Japanese restaurant in Myrtle Beach. We were so disappointed. The rice is just white rice with something squirted on it. We are used to fried egg and veggies being cooked with it. There...are not a lot of options on combination dinners but they are all over priced. You get tons and tons of rice. Way more than anyone could ever eat. Our chef and server were both great.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

This was hands-down the worst experience we’ve ever had at a Japanese steakhouse. First off, The prices are exorbitant. And when you order the chicken, you don’t even get chicken breast. It’s mixed chicken. What does that even mean? The waitress was unpleasant and hardly...ever around. She brought both my wife and I the wrong salad dressing. Then on the grill when you’re not in the middle. The chef disappeared without any explanation and finally the manager came back and told us we were going to have to move. We had to pick up all of our stuff and move to another table and then wait for that grill to get ready and for the chef to reappear. By that time, the first thing that had been prepared was cold. Finally once the meal was over, we had to wait a really long time to get a bill and pay. And we were offered no apologies or discount! It was the most expensive meal we had all week and the worst experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Ever time we are at the beach this is for sure one place we eat at! Hands down so much food for the money and the staff is so great!! You have to check it out.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021

We got there at 4:30 and a line was wrapped around the building only to be told that the early bird specials aren't offered anymore. So it started off bad. We waited for a while and our waitress took our order. The order was wrong...for one of our parties they forgot 1 persons whole order so it delayed us and the chef acted frustrated. We had to wait for more prep food to be brought out. The chef seemed rushed they said they were short on chefs. The performance and interaction seemed forced and not genuine. I ordered my steak medium well and it was charcoaled on the outside like burnt. The rice portions are a fourth of the size they use to be and they don't offer the sherbert ice cream anymore which disappointed my 6 year old. We eat here every year twice a year on vacation we will not be returning and i can only hope the fayetteville nc locations hasn't gone down hill like this. Very disappointed!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2021

Due to the lack of staff that most places are experiencing, we did have to wait about a hour and 20 minutes for a table. It was worth it. We will make this one of traditional stops each year we come. The food was absolutely...amazing. The portions were so big that we actually each got an extra meal out of it (yeah for leftovers). The steak was literally "melt in your mouth." The lobster and scallops were delicious. Beautiful decor. The chef and our server were also excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes. My husband and I chose the steak, teriyaki chicken and shrimp hibachi. I believe it was$27-29. We each got half. The dinner comes with a bowl of soup and a salad. For$7 more, we each got a bowl of soup and a salad... More
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