Restaurant Peek: Wasabi Sushi Bar
By Peter Bui | Asian Avenue magazine
12073 E. Arapahoe Rd., #140 | Centennial, CO 80112
Lunch: 11AM – 4PM Mon to Fri | Dinner: 4PM – 9PM Daily
All you can eat sushi bars are becoming more popular among patrons that are looking for a good deal. This oftentimes sacrifices quality for quantity but that’s not the case for Wasabi Sushi Bar and their new all you can eat Full Belly Sushi option.
Wasabi’s head chef Sung Ben Ahn believes that the quality of food should always be the same for both menus and that there is no cutting corners when it comes to the Full Belly menu. In fact, all the sushi dishes offered on their standard menu can be ordered with the all you can eat dinner. The Full Belly also comes with a free drink or beer. Wasabi takes pride in being one of the few restaurants in town that offers Japanese beers on tap, including Kirin and Asahi.
Ahn’s extensive knowledge and experience comes from 15 years of managing Wasabi restaurants back in St. Louis, Missouri where there were eight locations. Now his focus is on the Centennial location which has been open for two and half years. His expertise can be seen in the food prepared and the new dishes created at Wasabi Sushi Bar.
Wasabi’s menu is extensive with a variety of nigiri, rolls, and non-sushi options. Some of their more popular rolls are the Kamikaze, the Playboy and the Washington Ave. The Kamikaze is made with spicy tuna, crab and avocado which is deep fried and served with ponzu sauce. Their most popular roll, of course, is the Wasabi Special which is a California roll topped with spicy crunch and chili mayo. Wasabi offers all the standard nigiri like tataki tuna, salmon, smoked eel, and yellowtail.
Anh believes the purpose of all you can eat is not to over indulge but to allow customers to enjoy a little of everything. Eating too much of one thing can affect the taste of quality. He recommends eaters to also try new items.
Wasabi provides their new Full Belly option for this very reason, so patrons can try many different dishes at a reasonable price.
All You Can Eat
$27 Full Belly Dinner | Daily 4:30PM – 10PM
$16 Lunch | Sat. Only 11AM – 2:30PM
Free drink with Full Belly Option
Can also order full belly ‘to-go’
Mon. to Fri. 11AM – 2:30PM | Daily 4:30PM – 6PM
$2 sake and beer | $3 wells | $3.50 wine
$2 – $3.75 nigiri sushi | $3 – $6.75 maki sushi rolls