Red Ginger Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
- 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-10PM
- 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30PM-11PM
If you're looking for an hibachi grill that cooks at the table in uptown Charlotte, then this is one to check out. You'd be surprise at how many restaurants in Charlotte use hibachi in the name, but don't cook at the table, so this was certainly a treat to find. The ambiance is nice and can be relaxed casual or dress up depending on your mode. The hibachi price is $25 - $35 per person depending on what/how many meats you order, with an automatic 20% gratuity. It includes soup and salad for the appetizer and rice, noodles, veggies, and 2 shrimp with the meal. They are liberal if you want substitutes (i.e. swapping salad for a second soup). The service is hit or miss. The wait time depends on if they have a grill table open and how quick it takes to fill with other guest (seats 8). Our server was nice, being very attentive to refilling our drinks. Our chef was okay, doing a few tricks, but the table behind us seemed to have a more entertaining chef that did more tricks shots with guest. If you have a birthday guest, they will do a birthday cake and song, albeit I don't know if it's complimentary or an additional charge. The food is 4 out 5 stars. Tasty with good flavors, but nothing special. Also, since the chef cook things in layers, by the time I got my meats my rice and noodles were cold. Overall, 4 stars because it's a hibachi grill to check out in uptown, but not a must see.
Aleshia B ANB4 TV (Yum!Yuuum!)
Went here with one of my bestfriends as she suggested it because we both loooveee japanese food. The parking was great but with kids and a stroller they definitely need an area with a low ramp when coming off the elevator bc we had to carry a double stroller up steps LOL. But the inside was beautiful a bit packed towards the back..but our server was awesome!! His laugh had us cracking up the entire time. He smiled and also joked with us and kept us entertained. The food was so good and definitely fresh...more than enough to take home and share. I loved the music and atmosphere!! I'm going backkk and trying more food!!!
The wait was a tad long but overall a really good experience! Just don't start out hungry or the wait is painful. For reference we went in at 7:30pm on a Saturday, was quoted a 30 minute wait time for hibachi, no problem just sat at the bar and got started with some drinks. It actually took around 45 to sit and then another 1 or so to actually get our food started cooking. I was so hungry. It's always fun watching open flames and food be skillfully moved around. Staff was super nice and the cocktails were tasty
Great food but super busy. Park at 2 Wells Fargo across street for free parking! We got daily special impossible roll, rock n roll roll, shrimp tempura and Bento B box. Rock n Roll roll was 10/10! Tempura needed salt, didnt detect any. Miso with bento box was really light in flavor. Went for teppanyaki but it was a 90 minute wait on Saturday night at 6:20pm. We opted for a table. Front desk overwhelmed with 3 workers, carry out orders, wait listing and seating. Luckily a few regular tables were open. There are like 8 teppanyaki griddles that seat about 100 and takes up about 40% of the floor. Would recommend here again. Lack of final star due to front desk chaos and lack of organization.
We had a delicious meal here. This is one of the restaurants we always hit when we are in Charlotte. The Hibachi chefs are very entertaining and cook delicious food. The cocktails are also delicious and reasonably priced. The servers are great and make sure you have what you need. You can also get a table that is not around the grill of that's your preference. I also recommend the sushi as it was delicious. Highly recommended.