This week I had lunch at a small Japanese restaurant right off the strip called Wakyoto. Less than a quarter of a mile from Grand Country Music Hall, this restaurant is in a prime location for a nice lunch/dinner before heading to a show.
Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant may be located in a strip mall, but don’t let that phase you. The service, food quality and atmosphere is anything but average.
If you like Asian fusion, you’ll love this place. Wakyoto is a full Japanese sushi bar and kitchen with a full bar that offers beer, wine, sake and mixed drinks.
The sushi menu alone is expansive but coupled with the kitchen menu, you have a ridiculous amount of options! The sushi menu is an incredible selection of variety like the Miami Breeze Roll (crab, cream cheese, avocado, assorted fish), Pimp My Roll (California roll with baked scallops!), the Jalapeno Bomb (deep fried Jalapenos, spicy tuna and cream cheese) and the Red Bull Roll (deep fried eel roll). Like I said … SO MANY OPTIONS.
If you’re not a big seafood fan, the kitchen menu offers a variety of chicken, steak and vegetarian options as well so everyone in the family can be happy.
I had several questions about both menus but my server was extremely helpful and she patiently answered all my questions. Eventually, I chose to go with the chicken teriyaki lunch plate which comes with a house salad, chicken teriyaki, steamed rice and a side of vegetables. My salad arrived at my table just a few minutes later, coated in a deliciously tangy dressing.
My meal followed suit not long after and was just as delicious. The plate was still piping hot when it reached my table and everything tasted so fresh and clean.
The atmosphere of Wakyoto is perfect for sitting back and enjoying a relaxed meal. The servers won’t rush you, it’s relatively quiet and the lights are dimmed for an even more calming mood.
You can choose to sit at one of the tables or at the bar but either way, you’ll get excellent service and a quality meal for absolutely unbeatable prices.
Definitely stop by Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant next time you’re in town. If you’d like to view the menu beforehand, visit http://sushibranson.com/. Enjoy your visit and let me know what you think!
Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant is at 2005 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.