Miyabi's is hand's down the best Japanese restaurant in Columbia, SC. It is not a place for someone in a hurry; once you're seated (and make reservations because this is a really popular place) you are in for a multi-course meal of Onion Soup, salad (the soy dressing is awesome) and then the entree. The food is cooked on a teppanyaki table and the "show" by the chef never gets old. I have been going to Miyabis since my daughters were born (the oldest one is 16 now) and we have seen variations of the same jokes, etc. for all of that time and it never gets old. The chefs (many of them who have been there for a long time and recognize us) are funny and skilled. The entrees, including shrimp, steak, and chicken and variations of that are wonderful and very filling. A box is almost always a must when you leave. It's not inexpensive but well worth the price and a great place for birthdays, parties, holidays, etc. Miyabis is not only my favorite Japanese restaurant, it is my favorite restaurant period!