Asahi Japanese Grill in Lenior City is a very good restaurant that was just under my radar! I had never noticed this place until last week. But then again, I have never been one to seek out Japanese restaurants. I believe the last time I dined in one was over fifteen years ago in Nashville. We sat around a grill with a wild eyed "samurai chef" who wielded a machete, pepper grinders and other unknown cooking utensils. He tried to throw food in your mouth as if we were a bunch of trained seals. Didn't care for that type of restaurant entertainment.
A couple of friends suggested that we return for lunch since they had good prices and very good food. I didn't know exactly what to expect. The Menu looked very appetizing.
I asked my server what they enjoyed...always a good indicator when they immediately suggest. When a server starts to hem and haw, I know that most likely they are not a fan. They suggested the Chicken and Shrimp for $7.95. It was so good....I loved everything about the dish. All entrées and combination plates are served with Rice and vegetables. Nice flavors but I found the broccoli and zucchini a little over cooked and limp. Flavor was great though. Also, they included their Asahi Sauce, a tasty condiment. I believe it was a combination of mayo, little paprika, maybe a touch of Tabasco. It added a great flavor addition to the plate.
|Chicken & Shrimp with Fried Rice|
Here is a place that I will return...maybe even twice this week!!!