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3412 SR 38 E, Lafayette, IN
+1 765-447-2711
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Valparaiso, IN
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We enjoy oriental foods of all kinds so this was right up our alley. Sushi is well prepared, and eating around the grill is great entertainment as well as good food!

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Thank JKJ13
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I am a frequent patron of Asahi and have been for years. The food is consistently well prepared and the staff is outgoing and friendly. Hibachi is the obvious star here, but the sushi menu is pretty extensive and everything I have tried from it was good. The building is a bit outdated, but the food is the main attraction... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This restaurant has been the go-to place to celebrate birthdays and other milestones. "Monkey Boy" always remembers us and especially the shrimp allergy one of us has.

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Thank Jeff B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Hibachi is about the entertainment and great food.... this is neither. There was no entertainment even though our chef had a nice personality. The food was less than desirable. Even the rice was awful. I actually can't come up with one positive thing to say.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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415 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

After reading mixed reviews about this place we had waited a good while to venture here. The dirty dingy place we read about was not the case at all. It seemed to have undergone a total paint job. At least the walls had a nice sheen on them as did the artwork on the walls. The tables we sat in... More 

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Pendleton, Indiana
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a group of ten; and we gathered around the cooking surface in this traditional Japanese restuarant. Most of the people on my end of the table had shrimp and beef which was served with fried rice and vegetables. It was very tasty. Our server entertained us with witty jokes while he prepared our food. I think a good... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

This restaurant has fallen on hard times. All the warning signs are evident when you walk in the front door. The entire restaurant needs a thorough cleaning. The current management has lost its focus. The food was barely edible. The smoked salmon sushi was inedible. The hibachi chef was culturally insensitive and sexually vulgar. His efforts to be a comical... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

We were pleasantly surprised...kind of. Walking up to the restaurant doors, we were a bit nervous because the place looked a bit sketchy. Once inside, we still felt a bit anxious but once we were (quickly) led to a table we were past the point of no return. Seating is a bit communal-style, which I thought was fun. It was... More 

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Monticello, Indiana
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Growing up with a Japanese mother in California has spoiled me somewhat when it comes to Japanese food and sushi. Living in the midwest means not always having good ethnic food choices. The sushi we had at Asahi was very good, in fact it is the best I have had in a very long time. And Monkey Boy is freaking... More 

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Thank Meeshell89
Lafayette, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fun, if in bar without kids. Nice staff, great salad dressing, no-rice rolls, and Andrew roll. Great sauces.

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Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3412 SR 38 E, Lafayette, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-447-2711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?