Highlights September 2020

Your Table is Ready: Kasai Scottsdale

As restaurants slowly start to reopen and people start to eat out again, one place you need to make sure to visit is Kasai Scottsdale, a teppanyaki, Asian fusion and sushi restaurant that, to put it simply, is amazing.

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanase cuisine that uses an iron grill to cook food tableside. Over the years, teppanyaki has come to be known for amazing chefs displaying their culinary skills while entertaining guests and cooking great food. And Kasai has perfected this. Know that a dinner at Kasai will leave you smiling and full.

Starting with their appetizers, Kasai has a wide range to satisfy any cravings. From their edamame (sea salt or a spicier Kung Pao flavor) to carpaccio and chicken gyoza, anything you select will taste fantastic. We chose the Chicken Gyoza and Lump Crab Rangoons, and we were very glad we did. Both were some of the best appetizers we’ve ever had. Kasai also features a range of salads and wok and noodle dishes.

Kasai also features a full sushi bar, featuring traditional rolls, but also many signature rolls. Great rolls like the Tora Tora roll (with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, crab, shrimp, tobiko, cucumber and spicy ponzu) or the Sun Light Roll (yellowtail, crab mix, shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, miso sauce, sriracha and lemon. We went with the Friends with Benefits roll (spicy crab mix, tempura shrimp, cucumber, jalapeno, seared spicy salmon, eel sauce, spicy mayo and garlic-butter) and it may just be our new favorite sushi roll. It really is that good.

But as great as everything already is, the real culinary star of Kasai is, of course, their teppanyaki. And wow, just wow. Start by choosing either a dinner (choice of one meat or fish), a combination (select from a variety of meat and fish pairings or two types of fish) or an imperial (choice of filet mignon or New York strip, lobster and your choice of fish), then enjoy a full seven course meal. Whichever option you choose, you can’t go wrong. We chose the calamari steak with filet mignon, the soy glazed tofu and the scallops with sea bass. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our chef for the evening did an amazing job. The meat was seared to perfection, the sea bass was just buttery goodness, everything was exceptional.

But know that whatever you choose, you’re in for a full seven course meal sure to satisfy. It even features a cup of Dole Whip Hawaiian Pineapple Frozen Dessert to end the meal. And the Dole Whip tastes exactly like it does in Disneyland and provides just the right light and refreshing taste after dinner. And if you want more dessert, Kasai has you covered with amazing choices, like their Brown Butter Cake and Bananas Foster Spring Roll, both with their Bourbon Caramel Toffee Crunch ice cream. You won’t find better ice cream anywhere. It really is that good.

While there are other teppanyaki restaurants, none of them come close to the experience that is Kasai. From the freshest of ingredients, to their exceptional service, to their phenomenal chefs, Kasai is a true gem. The last few months haven’t been easy, but one thing is for sure. Everyone deserves to be treated well and everyone deserves a special meal. Look no further than Kasai to give you that special experience that everyone deserves.

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