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