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Shiitake Restaurant and Bar

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7927 Forsyth Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63105
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(314) 725-4334
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My taste and visual senses were both extremely satisfied. We sampled two appetizers, a soup, two entrees and a dessert. All were excellent. The favorite was a grilled halibut o...

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I just moved to St. Louis from L.A. and was eager to go out for a great Asian meal. At Shiitake, the sushi was horrible, very dry, crumbly, and with the thinnest, lightest pink t...

Not bad 12/17/2002

Shiitake is Clayton's take on Japanese. It has what I call "foo foo sushi"... rolls with mango sauce, etc. and the portions are VERY small (plus there is no al la carte sushi) and only moderate in quality. The rest of the food was good though as was the ambiance. The side of asparagus and mushrooms was GREAT. We had four different desserts and all were very good. So... if you want sushi go somewhere else. If you want a great non-sushi meal, this is the place. Pros: Ambiance, Non-Sushi Items, Desserts Cons: Sushi more

Disappointing celebration 8/27/2002

My girlfriend and I have been trying all of the sushi places in St. Louis over the last month and heard Shitake was a good bet. We had a celebration and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately the service was horrible. Our server forgot our appetizer plates, then didnt bring spoons with our soup and we couldnt get his attention for about 10 minutes, then the sushi was twice the price for half the quality of other restaurants in the area and the platter was missing an item. To top it all off our server forgot our drink order and never brought them out. So each and every portion of the meal had a problem. One plus was that the spring role appetizer was very tasty but from there everything else was down hill and not even close to worth the price. Pros: Atmosphere, Location Cons: Service, Sushi more

huge let down 8/23/2002

I just moved to St. Louis from L.A. and was eager to go out for a great Asian meal. At Shiitake, the sushi was horrible, very dry, crumbly, and with the thinnest, lightest pink tuna I have ever seen. The maguro sushi was $4.00 a piece!! The unagi was also dry. They charge almost $3.00 for the smallest bowl of edemame! I paid $10 for pot stickers that were tiny, flat, mushy, swimming in sauce, and tasted like frozen Chung King egg rolls. The $20 lobster pad Thai was a very small portion and was almost the consistency of soup. The cosmo and the saki were decent. We left hungry and out $100 for two people. Do not expect Asian at it's finest. Pros: good sake, good drinks Cons: expensive, horrible sushi, not really Asian food more

Delicious Art 8/16/2002

My taste and visual senses were both extremely satisfied. We sampled two appetizers, a soup, two entrees and a dessert. All were excellent. The favorite was a grilled halibut on sticky rice, with eggplant, shiitake mushrooms and a wasabi aioli sauce. It was outstanding. All of the dishes were presented beautifully. Our service was good -- the server improved as the meal progressed. It was an exceptional evening. Pros: Outstanding food, Tasteful ambience, Great presentation more

Inventive, Consistent, Delicious 8/4/2002

Having visited Shiitake three times, each with varying number of guest between 2 and 8, I have found the food and service consistent and worth repeat visits! The appetizers are all good, and the side dishes are a must try (esp the string beans). Though I have not had the sushi, I hear it tastes as great as the presentation. The Lobster Pad Thai is what really has me coming back. I found the service friendly and knowledgeable (esp if you want to know if something can be made without meat or peanuts or hold the spice). No requests were turned down (sign of a great kitchen). Also - very clean and comfortable setting. Pros: Inventive Menu, Good Accoustics more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Shiitake's dining room features bright flower arrangements and mock rice-paper lanterns of titanic proportions. A victim of its own success, Shiitake tends to overbook its tables on busy nights. Even diners with a reservation may have to wait as long as half an hour to be seated.

    The Food
    Chef Thom Zoog melds influences from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China and Japan into sophisticated dishes with layers of flavor and texture. The lobster pad thai, for example, blends the silkiness of rice noodles with the crunch of bean sprouts, carrots and scallions. The dish has a mellow, peanutty taste that balances its tingly bite. Desserts are showy but not fussy. Banana splits are served on quartered pineapples, leaves and all, with chunks of fresh fruit cascading down mounds of vanilla ice cream.

    Citysearch reviews are based on anonymous visits, and all expenses are paid for by Citysearch.

  • 8/13/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Diner's Club, Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Clayton, Saint Louis

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