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“Boring.......”

Shogun Japanese Steak House
Ranked #84 of 243 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$9 - US$34
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sarasota, Florida
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839 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“Boring.......”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Our chef Steve just seemed bored out of his mind. He used a bunch corny jokes that he's probably said so many times he's not even interested. The food was ok but kind of bland and very overpriced. We have eaten here before and it seems to be going down hill. Not horrible but wouldn't go out of your way to visit.

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English first
Ontario, CA
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not all that bad.”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our first time here but we are familiar with these types of restaurants. It was a very quiet evening, only a few couples around during this visit. The décor is as expected. The teppanyaki (?sp) tables seat 8 to 10. Our "chef" was very young, pleasant and talkative, even sharing that he had started out as a dishwasher in this restaurant a couple of years ago. Anyway, he was quite entertaining and cooked the food properly. One significant downside for us was the fact that the dishes were all plastic. Really? Anyway, I doubt we will go back but if you don't have high expectations, the food is ok and people friendly. Overall nothing special.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not anything good to say about this place”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I've been wanting to try Shogun in Venice for years. We usually go to Kumo or Asuka. Very disappointed. The chef was terrible, the food had no flavor and very small portions. The meat was cooked and served first and the steak was full of fat. That should be trimmed in the kitchen before it comes out. Small amount of rice served in a bowl. The rice sat on the grill from the start til last and was never flipped, parts of it were crunchy from being overcooked.(It wasn't the sesamee seeds)
Got about half the amount of food there as other hibachis. Decor is old and boring. Will never go back. Although Kumo is the nicest as far as being new, Asuka in PC has the best tatsing food and dippign sauces. This Shogun should hire new people and get better quality food and larger portions. All those who gave good reviews need to check the other places.
We also waited 30 minutes after our salads for the cook to reach out table.

  • Visited July 2013
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Venice, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I have lived in Venice for 13 years have never eaten at Shogun. A friend's college age grandson and girlfriend were visiting so she suggested taking them to Shogun. I found the "cooking show" to be tacky. I ordered vegetable stir fry. It contained the cheapest of vegetables and very small portions.

Visited April 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Always Great”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

A longstanding resturant in Venice that serves excellent food. Chicken, steak and shrimp are all just great. The soup and salad that come with the meal are equally good.

  • Visited March 2013
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