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Shogun Sushi Bar and Japanese Steak House
Ranked #44 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

It took us over an hour to get our food. There were two other small tables occupied other than our own. Sushi does not take that long to make. After waiting for an additional 20 minutes to get our sushi after they said 3 more minutes, we asked for it to go. We went ahead and paid. After what seemed like an eternity we decided to ask for our money back. The sushi chef did not seem pleased and the waitress once again said 3 min 3 min. The service is horrible. The place is dirty and poorly ventilated. The food definitely did not make up for anything. The food portions and horrible food service are just terrible.

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5 Thank Hijiu
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go for the Crazy Roll!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

They do sushi well. For lunch you can go in and enjoy two sushi rolls for $7.50 and get miso soup or a ginger salad. I recommend the Crazy Roll and California Roll! They are delicious.

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1 Thank Singingflame
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La Mesa, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Meal was good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

My meal was good - service can be improved on. Portions I found to be on the small side. I would come here again but would not necessarily recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank rreese4
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Boone, Iowa
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344 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Sushi as good as Fujis at half the price!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Son is the sushi fan and had it both at Fujis and here. Fujis is expensive but overall far better than here. However, the sushi in his opinion was first class and they are much cheaper than Fujis. One problem though was the wait for him to get this. I got my Vegetarian fried noodle dish (overcooked noodles but still tasty) and had it half ate before he finally got his. Seems strange for something that is not cooked. Plus the place was not busy.
Our meals both came with a salad which consisted of about 4 wilted lettuce leaves and a very tasty homemade dressing (if they only had put this on a real salad); and both meals came with soup. It was miso soup, but I couldn't finish mine, I just thought it was tasteless with a strange tang, although I guess if it had a strange tang it wouldn't be considered tasteless, would it? Nonetheless it was awful, IMHO.
So, there you have it, the ups and downs of Shogun Suchi Bar. We won't go back, but you may find it palate pleasing!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Azona50036
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Ames, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Great prices and all the food tastes excellent. If you have the time, shabu shabu is an amazing deal as well.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allie S
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