By Gretchen Pahia
Photos courtesy of Kasai

Dinner and a show? That is what you can expect from your visit to Park West Shopping Center’s Kasai Japanese Steakhouse.
The space is very welcoming, with entrances on both the east and west sides of the building, allowing for convenient access from several parking lots. The space is fully remodeled and features modern and inviting décor upon either entrance. The restaurant is an ideal option for families looking to dine out, have a date night, or dinner with family and friends.

The focus of the restaurant is Japanese teppanyaki, and there are currently 12 hoodless teppanyaki tables on site. However, if you are looking for other dining options, they have those as well with traditional dining tables offering a full menu or bar seating for up to 50 patrons. Another option is to grab a seat on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. If you are searching for a more intimate atmosphere, they have a private dining room that you can reserve, which includes two teppanyaki tables, a television with HDMI hookups, and a speaker sound system. This is an ideal choice for birthday parties, graduation celebrations, or baby reveals.

If you opt for the teppanyaki dining options, be sure to come hungry, as the main entrée is served with mushroom soup, house salad, a shrimp starter, fried rice, seasonal vegetables, and Kasai’s signature pineapple soft serve dessert. There are plenty of meat and fish options for the main dish, including filet mignon, New York strip, chicken, shrimp, sea bass, lobster, and scallops. There is also a tofu option for those opting for no meat.
Kasai also has a specialty crafted sushi menu, with several classic and signature rolls. If you’d prefer to order off the regular menu rather than the teppanyaki menu, there are certainly options there as well. Appetizer or small bite options include crab rangoons, Korean steak tacos, coconut chicken skewers, lobster dumplings, sea salt and kung pao edamame, and more. There are also salad and soup options such as teriyaki grilled salmon salad, squid salad, seaweed salad, miso soup, and mushroom soup. As for the main dishes, you can find options such as Szechuan beef udon yaki, wagyu burger, New York steak fried rice, lobster fried rice, orange peel tempura chicken, kung pao tempura chicken, and kung pao tempura shrimp, among others.
Looking to finish off your meal with a sweet treat? There are several to choose from, including brown butter cake, bananas foster spring rolls, bourbon caramel toffee crunch ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and, of course, their signature frozen pineapple soft serve.

If you are looking for a delightful adult beverage, there is an expansive list of specialty cocktails, wines, sake, and beer. There is also a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverage options, including soda, water, tea, lemonade, and coffee.

Kasai’s Park West location is at 9824 W. Northern Avenue, Ste. 1850, and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is closed on Mondays.

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