The Last Samurai is a teppanyaki-style restaurant: Customers sit on the outer perimeters of a large teppanyaki table/grill, where the food is cooked right in front of you. The teppanyaki lunch—which includes miso soup, a house salad, steamed rice and grilled vegetables—is one of the best bargains on the planet. Scallops were surprisingly tender and not overcooked (a miracle) and the filet was medium-rare, as ordered, chopped into small cubes—literally the most tender meat I’ve ever eaten. Likewise, a large slab of calamari—which I’d sort of expected to be rubbery and chewy—was also tender, cut into bite-sized cubes. An order of yakisoba noodles in place of steamed rice was plentiful enough to be a meal all by itself. The Last Samurai also features a small, 7-seat sushi bar along with a handful of booths near the sushi bar. Reviewed May 28.
The Last Samurai
214 W. 600 South