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Asuka Japanese Steakhouse

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267 E Brannon Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356-8059
+1 859-272-0020
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The waitress was pleasant and efficient, kept drinks filled and dishes cleared. The cook/chef was pleasant but could have been flashier and entertaining. The lighting is really poor and the menu difficult to see

Thank Nancy N
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Last time here not great but turned out ok. This time we made reservations for eight for hibachi and when we arrived they told us we did not have reservations. Waited for almost 2 hours after discussing the situation with management. Normally I am very patient but it seems like this time the team doesn't really care if we stay... More 

Thank rickntrouble
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had reservation for 7. Now 830 and not seated. Headed to Bob Evans....better food anyway. Our gang is actually thinking about ditching this place without paying for our drinks.

Thank Wesley H
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Asuka is a great restaurant for entertaining friends and family especially at the hibachi grill...Food is always fresh and prices are reasonable!

Thank Dexter K
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I really love this place which is my favorite sushi. The interior has low lights which are relaxing and comfortable. I have had many different kinds of rolls as well as tempura, roe, individual pieces. I have never had anything that wasn't delicious. The other day I ordered takeout to visit a disabled friend and I cannot believe the quality... More 

Thank Deedie Goodwin L
Lander, Wyoming
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

My family always loves going here for dinner when in Lexington, one of the best hibachi restaurants in the country! This place is amazing

Thank Blewis44
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373 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I entertained customers at the Asuka Japanese Steakhouse in Nicholasville today. I was impressed the first time I ate here; if anything, they ramped their service up even higher! Asuka dished out one of the best tasting lunches we have had in a long time, with top shelf service! Highest recommendation!

Thank gadgetguy11
Lexington, Kentucky
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The server told me he had too much work to do to take my order. He was rude and took forever just to take our order. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant. The sushi was really good. However with the overall experience I won't be back.

Thank ANHPhoto
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373 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Awesome service, quiet atmosphere, attractive restaurant, and wonderful Japanese entrees make Asuka a wonderful venue for business lunch!

1 Thank gadgetguy11
Lexington, Kentucky
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit here after many years of eating at Nagasaki Inn. We headed to Nagasaki Inn and found a zaxbys built in its place... So we wanted a new place to become a favorite. Asuka did not disappoint! The food was prepared well (even though our chef forgot salt and pepper) the meal was efficient and out... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 267 E Brannon Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356-8059
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +1 859-272-0020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?