We've done 'em all, Shogun, Benihana (now gone, burned down), Kobe, etc ... and we still keep coming back to Nagasaki for the best tasting Japanese steak house in Memphis. This place is an institution (been at their location on Summer Ave over 25 years which is why they are located in a part of Memphis that alot of folks may not traffic regularly these days). Don't let looks deceive you (the grill hoods have ALWAYS needed a good cleaning ... the food is the best. Gotta get the fried rice! Usual entertaining chefs (turn the fileted shrimp into 'Japanese bunny rabbit') and yes, they do the flaming grill trick (sake as 'Japanese gasoline'). \r
But it all comes down to the food. Which is great. \r
Be sure to get a coupon out of the Friday paper (or show a FedEx badge, or get a coupon out of any of the Memphis coupon books) to make the $18 entree price more digestable.\r
Pros: Flavorful Food; great Japanese steak-house schtick
Cons: It's been on one building for over 25 years, it looks old ... it IS old. Must make reservations!