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Wasabi Japanese Grill & Bar

 4620 Grandview Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
 

Dinner & a Show

Not many can cook perfect seafood in the middle of the continent thousands of miles from the nearest ocean, but Wasabi’s chefs do an outstanding job!
Five of us were thrilled to enjoy dinner cooked in front of us at one of the teppanyaki grills. All of us thought our dinners were perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned & we thoroughly enjoyed the ‘dinner & a show’ experience.
We all were especially pleased by the delicious seafood & lightly charred asparagus. The shrimp was perfectly browned & cooked to about a tender & juicy medium; the scallops were seared to a perfect medium-rare.
Everyone’s steak was cooked as specified & even the swordfish, which is notoriously easy to overcook, was juicy & tasty.
The cooking was accomplished with much flair, juggling of grilling tools, bursts of fire & an onion ring volcano.
While the asparagus was juicy & perfectly grilled, the cooking of the regular teppanyaki mixed veggies was a bit spotty with some pieces cooked nicely & some still nearly raw.
The portion size was beyond generous! All five of us went home with enough leftovers for another dinner, not just a late-night snack.
Wasabi has a very pleasant ambiance with nice décor & comfortable seats. Expect the teppanyaki counter to be too narrow for Western tastes with almost no leg room below. When the grill ventilation system is on, it’s also too noisy for easy conversation. The restaurant does have regular, quieter tables with much more leg room in another part of the dining room.
Wasabi may be 50 miles from Laramie, but the food is so good that I’ll be back to try the sushi & the Japanese noodle dishes.
The menu offers about 100 items from appetizers to desserts and a kids’ menu. While prices seem a bit high for Wyoming, they’re about average for the Rocky Mountain region.

teppanyaki scallops & shrimp

Super-jumbo shrimp juicy & perfectly cooked & huge diver’s scallops seared to a perfect medium-rare.

NY strip steak & shrimp

well-seasoned steak cooked a perfect medium-rare with huge, well-seasoned shrimp.

Asparagus (side dish)

Perfectly seared fresh whole asparagus spears seasoned just right.

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Favorite Food:
Vegetables, seafood
Favorite Chef:
Alton Brown
Favorite Cookbook:
Joy of Cooking
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