The foodie group went to South Carolina this weekend! It’s not really that big of a deal, it was just a 45 minute drive for us, but sounds very tri-state, I thought.
We visited Cherry Hibachi Grill in Lake Wylie last night and it was probably the best hibachi I’ve ever had. Not only was the food amazing, but the whole backside of the restaurant is a window that overlooks the lake. You just have to ignore the parking lot and road.
Apparently this is a busy place, but we had reservations for our party. It didn’t matter, when we arrived at 8 pm it was not terribly crowded, even for a Saturday night. Don’t let the fact that it is in a strip mall fool you, this place is great!
We began with Money Bag appetizers. They were fried treats with a mixture of different stuffings and served with a deliciously tangy sweet chili sauce. They looked like little presents and tasted even better.
My husband ordered sushi rolls and pronounced them fresh and delicious. He then proceeded to eat my hibachi.
The hibachi comes with a salad and a bowl of onion soup. The salad dressing I chose was the ginger dressing and it was thick and orange, not at all watery. Very full of flavor. My friends opted for the shrimp sauce and it was creamy and delicious, but not quite as flavorful. It is much milder than most shrimp sauces I’ve tried. Also, we get 2 jumbo shrimps as a little appetizer as well. Mine were big, pink and juicy! Next time I’ll order those for my meal.
The hibachi I chose was Filet with Scallops. It is often hard to get your steaks and especially your scallops cooked properly on that grill top, but our chef did it perfectly. My steak was tender and just salty enough with the soy cooking sauce. My scallops were seared perfectly and large and plump. Alongside your proteins were rice, noodles, zucchini, onions and mushrooms.
This restaurant is definitely a new favorite. I can’t wait to go back!