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“Great Entertainment, Great Service, High Prices”
Review of Desaki Restaurant

Desaki Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Swiftwater
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Desaki Japanese Restaurant's entertaining Hibachi chefs prepare all your favorites like Filet Mignon, lobster, scallops, chicken and shrimp right before your eyes to ensure it's just the way you like it. Desaki's ultra fresh Sushi menu includes traditional items as well as our chef's own unique creations. More than delicious family dining, desaki is an entertainment experience where adults and children of all ages can enjoy the XBox gaming station and free rides in our authentic Rickshaw. The XBox gaming station often lures parents into the fun as well as their children. On weekends, desaki offers families many experiences to enjoy which sometimes feature a magician, face painter or caricature artist to entertain young guests.
West Hempstead
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Entertainment, Great Service, High Prices”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

After going 1/2 hour out of our way from our hotel (The Chateau Resort) because the GPS couldn't find it, we finally called and got proper directions. We were a party of 9, and were easily accommodated and seated quickly. Our waiter, Andrew, was attentive and funny, joked with the kids and always made sure our drinks were never empty.

David was our hibachi chef and he was hilarious. His references to pop culture amused the kids and his knife work and flame throwing was impressive. The food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Sushi was excellent.

The only drawback to this fun place were the prices. Very high for the Poconos (29.95 for shrimp). Granted the portions were huge and we took home the leftovers, but these prices are more suitable in NYC. Once was enough, we probably won't go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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green4859
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“One of the best hibachi restaurants I've been to”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dined at Desaki during our stay at the Pocono during the Memorial Day Weekend. I was expecting an average hibachi restaurant but they gave us better than I was expecting. The service was great and fast. They had different servers for different functions (I guess thus the reason that they automatically add the gratuity to the bill). The restaurant decor is beautiful. Our chef was very entertaining and funny. We will definitely go again if/when we come back to the area.

Visited May 2014
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Penhook, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Food good total experience average”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

This hibachi/sushi has a great appearance inside and out. The service is very attentive and pleasant. The sushi was very fresh with a nice presentation. The complimentary spring roll was a pleasant surprise.
The place is not cheap. Sushi rolls range $9 - $15 and hibachi can top out close to $30. NYC prices in the Poconos. They do give a 10 percent discount if you have a players card from the local casino.
My complaint is that I hate the automatic 18 percent gratuity that is added for any size party and no refills on drinks. They do not even offer tap water.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank boatdrinks011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Expensive and not worth it”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

We went with our children and grandchildren and had a good time - but the food was overcooked, the service was poor (we had to ask for our waitress several times for items that had been ordered but not served) and it was expensive. We had to pay for bottled water since they did not serve tap water - 18% service was automatically included - and the food quality was poor relative to the price charged. The one exception was the sushi which was excellent. The worst part was that the busboy cleared the plates in front of us scraping all the waste leftovers onto one plate....while some of us were still eating. Really? It does not take much to make this a great restaurant - instead it was at best, mediocre

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank VikDewan
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reeders
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed our Desaki experience. We were seated at a hibachi table with another family that also had children. The chef included all of kids in his show and everyone had a great time. The portions were large so we wrapped what was left for lunch the next day. The kids are already asking to go the next time we visit the area!

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