79. Asahi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, Delaware



As the weather begins to warm up it feels great to enjoy a hibachi style dinner at Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in southern Delaware, Ohio.

Strip Steak meal at Asahi Steakhouse in Delaware, Ohio.

Delaware’s only Japanese Steakhouse is currently only serving take-out but don’t let that dissuade you from giving it a try. We have had it several times during the pandemic and always been happy with the way the meal has been prepared. They are on doordash, however we chose to pick it up in person each time.

Pre-pandemic, the sushi bar was one of Gretchen and I’s favorite places to have lunch. They had a great lunch special that included three rolls, soup and salad for $12.95, if you only want two the price falls to $10.95.

Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in Delaware, Ohio is a superior option to the chain hibachi grills. (Toby Boyce)

On the hibachi, we are big fans of the shrimp, scallops and filet mignon steak. Spend the extra $4 to upgrade from the Teppan steak ($18.95) to the filet ($22.95), the quality of meat is noticeably better. The only thing we don’t suggest is the chicken as it tends to be rubbery and there are better options on the menu.

Asahi Japanese Steakhouse is located at 1139 Columbus Pike in Delaware, Ohio. Asahi is currently take-out only during COVID-19 protocols. The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday from 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 9 p.m.; Friday from 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 10 p.m.; Saturday Noon – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 10 p.m.; and Sunday Noon – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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