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VKI Japanese Steakhouse

1004 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162-1677
+1 352-259-9887
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hibachi grill” (14 reviews)
“sushi” (35 reviews)
“tempura” (9 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1004 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162-1677
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the tastiest hibachi I have ever had; filet mignon and vegetables cooked to perfection. Chef was fun. Also a great opportunity to meet with others at table.

Thank Nurse30308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is nicely prepared and you get a lot. It's a nice night out if you're going with 8 - 10 of your friends, otherwise you'll sit with strangers. We also like the sushi bar which is better when it's just the two of...More

Thank Therese L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is clean, the staff is friendly and knowledgable and our food was very good. We enjoyed steak, chicken, shrimp and snapper. Well prepared and tasty at a decent price.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We ate there & it was quiet and relaxing. Our drinks were good and our waitress was efficient & friendly. I had fried Shrimp, which was very good. The Miso soup was good, too. The salad was very good, the dressing unique.

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We came here with friends who LOVE the food and they were right ... generous portions, cheerful staff, hilarious hibachi chef who prepared our steak perfectly and good sushi appetizer. Happy we had a reservation and were seated quickly.

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent an afternoon shopping in The Villages and were looking for a place for lunch on a hot day. We asked afew locals, and a number recommended the Japanese Steakhouse in Lake Sumter Landing. My husband had the hibachi lunch with filet mignon and...More

Thank mariawFL
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in The Villages. We've never had a bad meal here and the food is delicious. I especially love the grilled scallops. The staff is always friendly, attentive, and entertaining. It is our go to place in The Villages.

Thank jmeddick
Reviewed 25 March 2017

First they accepted a reservation a week in advance (We were unable to find another restaurant that we accept a reservation except on the day of booking) The food and service was good, they sat us at our exact reservation time and the show put...More

Thank Larry8555
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I visit friends in The Villages every year. One of them is Japanese and we always come here. I guess I never really explored the menu in the past and always picked something "safe". My friend suggested one of the hibachi meals. I got the...More

Thank valerie p
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I don't like to give bad reviews, but I was so disappointed with this place, especially given the good rating. I should say, I don't know much about Japanese food so maybe my pallet is just not compatible with it, but we had a table...More

Thank ceridwen999
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I share a plate with my date
26 January 2017|
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Response from ccawalleye2002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can share and they give a heafty portion on the Early Bird Special. You can also order just what you want and are very good. i have seen kids share and adults share as seniors do not eat a full order of the menu... More
Do you have gift certificates?
21 November 2016|
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Response from Alene K | Reviewed this property |
They do
are you open Christmas day?
30 October 2016|
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Response from ccawalleye2002 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if I would go on xmas day as their attitude on working that day can be less rewarding than on another day. They have been known for having bad attitudes when very busy. But Chefs are always entertaining and food is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162-1677
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-259-9887