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“Good food, but musical chairs?”
Review of Wasabi Tepanyaki - CLOSED

Wasabi Tepanyaki
Price range: $7 - $53
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Holbeck
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have to admit that never I would have never chosen this restaurant, not keen on Japanese food but this was something else, not just a restaurant but a unique dining experience.

We were part of a group of ten and quite normally all arrived at own slight variations of our agreed time, so we were seated in the bar, then once we had all arrived we were moved into another seating area where we placed our food & drinks order. To eat your food you taken to sit around a large grilled where you can watch the show of your meal being cooked and even take part at times. The food was very good and seasoned to your own taste, as much as possible when cooking for a group. After the starter and main we were moved back into the bar area for desert.

We felt the constant musical chairs was a little too much and at times we all felt rushed, plates being cleared before everyone had finished, staff hovering a little too closely, etc.

For what we ate and the dining experience you can’t grumble at the prices but be careful as drinks are wildly expensive making it feel like you haven’t had value for money.

Worth noting that when booking you are required to leave a £10 deposit per person, you also have to arrive promptly as they allocate a strict time limit for each party to be sat at a griddle.

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Thank meandtheoldman
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Looking for a good night out, then I would highly recommend the wasabi Tepanyaki at Granary Wharf in Leeds, the food is fantastic and the entertainment provided by your chief who cooks your dish right in front of you is part of the whole Wasabi experience, you don't just watch, you get involved and become part of the entertainment, this restaurant is not for wall flowers, you need to have a sense of fun and not be afraid to take centre stage or potential cover someone you never met before in egg.

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Thank LeedsTurfreyp
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I went here with my work mates for a meal at christmas. It was so funny! We all sat around the massive hot plate and had a crazy time. We interacted with the cooking and had a laugh while drinking and eating. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff had just as much fun chatting with us. The menu was nice and the food was really nice!

Would love to go back!

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Thank Kara-Eos
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Me and my partner went here for my birthday. I had been wanting to go here for a while. We were greeted and seated in the waiting area and given our menus to choose from. Once we had ordered we were seated around the grill along with 6 other couples. Our chef came out and started to do little tricks with the food, it was really enjoyable and loosened everyone up to have fun. The atmosphere was great. We had our food and ate eat part as it was cooked in front of us. We also tried the saki. Our bill for the 2 of us did come to around £95 but we enjoyed the food and the restaurant so had no problem spending this much.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Visted as 2 couples on the 28th December, the other 3 in the party never having been to Teppenyaki before. Was dissappointed to find they were only serving a small number of set menus of the Christmas period, but having said that the food was excellent. Its always very entertaining watching the Chefs cook and juggle Etc and my friends loved the theatre of it. We all enjoyed the experience and excellent food and fortunately the other people sharing our cooking station were very friendly and we had a brilliant evening. We fully intend to return in the new year probably with a larger group of friends and try the more extensive menu

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Thank AndyEight
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