Last week I popped into the recently rebranded Kasai (tucked near the intersection of Thunderbird and Scottsdale Rd.) in the space that is formally Sapporo and boy oh boy…what a treat! From the ambiance to the food, the entire experience was 5 star.
I believe that what makes Kasai such a successful dining destination in Scottsdale is the staff’s tireless pursuit of fun and good food. Visitors know great teppanyaki is more than just savory meat, rice, and vegetables sliced and tossed on a grill; it’s a performance. With their fast knives and bursts of fire, the Kasai chefs make the spectacle of cooking as memorable as the food itself. Ask your Kasai chef to prepare some teriyaki steak or fresh lobster, and watch the knives turn raw ingredients into a plate of bronzed, glistening meat and fresh fried rice in minutes. Kasai teppanyaki entrees include shrimp, scallops, chicken, steak, and many other dishes, each served with rice, vegetables, mushroom soup, and salad. Although we went the date night kid-free route, I can’t wait to return and bring JZ- I truly think he would love all the action, especially the popular onion volcano.
In addition to great teppanyaki, Kasai serves up a tasty slew of Asian appetizers and sushi. I highly suggest the crab puffs and brussels sprouts! Wash the meal down with a highly recommended lychee cocktail or sake.
If you’re looking for a night out with the girls or a sexy date night with food and entertainment- Kasai is the answer. Plan about 2 hours for the entertaining dinner and if you plan on indulging in the delicious cocktails, please call an Uber or Lyft.
Overall, Scottsdale will be pleased to know Kasai is open for business and bringing some of the best teppanyaki and sushi in town. Check out the detailed menu HERE!