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Posted on | July 4, 2009 | 1 Comment


For a friend’s birthday dinner, a group of us met at Musashi Steakhouse. I’d never been there, but had heard good things about it and was excited to try it. I had high hopes that it would be better than Benihana, which I hadn’t been to in years and didn’t much enjoy at my last visit! Musashi was much, much better than I remember that experience.

We had a very animated and friendly chef, which helps. The dinner is as much a show as it is about the food, and both were really good! The food was prepared with a ton of garlic (yum), and a variety of sauces.

Here’s the appetizers that come with most of the meals:

Salad with ponzu dressing


Beef mushroom soup


Here’s all of the sauces we ended up with at the end. They included a miso type sauce, a teriyaki sesame sauce, wasabi sauce, spicy sauce, and my favorite, the garlic sesame sauce, which was VERY garlicky, and quite tasty. I actually think I’d be okay if that were the only sauce I was given, as I pretty much used it with everything!


The first item that the chef prepared was a Vegetable fried rice, which was quite good, especially with the sesame garlic sauce on top. Honestly though, I was trying not to eat too much of it, as I knew the main courses were coming up. I think I ate about 1/10 of my rice… not that it wasn’t good, but there was too much of it for me! If you aren’t a huge eater, I’d suggest pacing yourself. The best stuff comes (at least for us) at the end.


The first entree was the Shrimp, which was quite tasty. Again, with tons of garlic, oil, and various other seasonings:


The veggies actually were made before the shrimp, but I tried to save them so as not to be eating my entrees alone! The steak was the last to arrive. I ordered mine medium, but wish I’d had it medium rare as Adam did. I had a bite of his and it was definitely more tender. The steak was seasoned and prepared with plenty of garlic chunks, but I think it was meant to be dipped in the sauce of your choice. I alternated between the teriyaki style sauce and the garlic sesame.


To sum it up, good food, fun show, and a nice atmosphere. The restaurant isn’t huge; there are two large Teppanyaki tables which seat around 16 people each, as well as a separate dining area and lounge. The look throughout the restaurant is about what I expected; dark, with dark woods and reds. The service was prompt, and the prices were about right for the quality and amount of food you get. Overall, a good experience. Definitely a fun place to go with a group of people!

Cost: $$$

3900 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702 735-4744

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One Response to “Musashi”

  1. Angela Patton
    April 2nd, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    I have been going to Tiger Woo (the owner) since his days at Hamada. When I found out he was opening his own restaurant I was excited. The food is superb but Tiger Woo makes it triple the fun. I have been there several times and highly recommend it. It is a GREAT place to go with a group for a celebration and just as fun with a couple of friends. One of my best dining experiences!
    Angela Patton

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