DELICIOUS VARIETY AT SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
Barry, Simon and this reviewer scanned a roster of over thirty appetizers and selected three with a spicy sauce-a five spice salt and pepper calamari-tender small rings with excellent taste and texture, a combo Tataki of Wahoo and Tuna sliced with Ponzu sauce-crisp and fresh, fine offering and then lobster puffs-crispy shell with lobster sauce (no pieces), a pleasant choice. Try the soft shell crab (order it extra crispy, if you like)-delicious!
The standard miso soup was fine, the Lobster Mishoshiru was fine as well but the lobster soup is a bit pricy. There is a great dumpling soup to try, also an onion soup…Osumashi. Seven salads are featured as are eight variations of rice.
A dozen sushi-sashimi dinners-all are Chef’s choice-served with house salad and soup. The Sashimi Platter of l5 pieces included tuna, wahoo, mahi and salmon-excellent tasting.
Hosomaki- rolls with seaweed on the outside-fourteen in number-included an avocado roll and a flying fish egg roll that were tight and tasty. We also sampled two of three riceless rolls, K-C roll with Krab, salmon, scallions, cream cheese, avocado, masago wrapped with cucumber-also a sashimi roll with tuna, krab- both great!
There are 38 Saito’s special rolls including 13 that are listed as spicy-half are natural and half are cooked.
The entrees are listed as Teriyaki (11), Stir Fry (10), Tempura (6), Katsu (4),Udon (4) and Yaki Udon (4). We sampled the Lobster Teriyaki which was tasty but the Scallions Teriyaki glazed with teriyaki sauce was superb- a must try! The Beef Stir Fry was ordinary as the tiny beef strips were a bit dry but the Pork Shogayaki was very tasty and tender and juicy with its special ginger sauce.
Select from seven rice offerings- we tried the Hibachi rice which was somewhat dry with a so-so flavor. White, sushi style, and brown rice are available as are chicken fried, shrimp fried and beef fried rices.
All the above are served at tableside by helpful wait staff. There is a hibachi section of Saito’s that has a separate menu for Chef’s cooking at the table . They list 16 individual dish choices plus 18 combination choices and 8 millennium super dinner choices.
Saito’s has a full bar and presents 23 special drink and 16 martini choices!
Located at 8841 Glades Road in Boca Raton (561-218-8788) this restaurant seats 179 inside and 24 on the patio. Open 7 days for luncheon from 11:30AM daily, it is open to 10PM weekdays and Friday and Saturday until 11PM. It offers a children’s menu in addition to its permanent standard Habachi/Sushi menu. This is a moderately priced, fine restaurant …we suggest you…Go and Enjoy!