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Sai Gai Traditional Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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7521 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505-3426
+1 757-423-1000
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we walked in to Sai Gai Traditional Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, we were the only customers. The restaurant was pretty quiet but the staff was really friendly from the moment we walked through the door. My husband and I sat on the sushi side of the restaurant and ordered from the kitchen. We tried the Ninja Sushi... More 

Thank Frances M
Manteo, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is going to be my new favorite restaurant in Norfolk when I'm in town! Love this place - yes, it's an older building but it's got atmosphere and the folks are kind and attentive! Great service, great food! The chef is a bit quiet but he knows how to cook hibachi and the filet is so juicy! YUM! Can't... More 

1 Thank sweetsugartree
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

-Parking on site. -Very friendly staff--the chef was great with my three-year-old. -Super-generous portions. Saw a lot of reviews that said folks felt shorted on rice. Portions were huge--one of our party had about a tablespoon less rice than the other folks, so they made her an entire extra portion. Same for her shrimp! -Filet is always great at Japanese... More 

1 Thank Dana C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Located near Wards Corner in Norfolk, Sai Gai is situated in an older building that has a Pagoda. Walking in it has a "country bar" look with the panel walls, but the food is good, the prices are reasonable. I conducted a business lunch and the sushi rolls were anywhere from $4 to $7. The total bill for 3 people... More 

1 Thank Mayoplan
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I went with my daughter on Valentine's day- we got in right away and the staff was fine. The entertainment was very average, all the standard stuff- fire, onion volcano, etc, were present, but there was no interaction with the patrons from the chef- he just did his thing. The food was average and there was plenty of it. Décor... More 

Thank beffythompson
Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

We go here several times a year because the food is always good and fresh. We always have the traditional hibachi dinners although they also have sushi. It is one of our favorite restaurants because it is fun and high quality food. It is the only place I will order scallops. The shrimp, chicken and steak are always prepared well... More 

Thank drew195
Liestal, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

On the way from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach I looked for a Japanese restaurant on my navigation system (Garmin) and it showed me Sai Gai. When we arrived and entered the restaurant we made a U-turn, as it did not look to good. A freindly waiter stopped us and so we staid. Thenks god we staid. The show at the... More 

Thank Giorgio C
Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Not special but of average value. Presentation us entertaining. Portions on rice were small. J seems dark. Overall it seems a bit tired (staff, performers, outddecor and food). Still it is the okay Y

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Reviewed 30 August 2008

Is the same listing as Sai Gai Teppanyaki.

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Reviewed 30 August 2008

Outstanding service. The owner takes the time to come out and greet the guests. Tasty 'special sauce' overall has declined slightly in the last year, but a good experience nonetheless. Sushi is well constructed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7521 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505-3426
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-423-1000

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