Tucked away on the outskirts of Roosevelt Field Mall is an authentic Japanese farmhouse transported from its native land. It serves as the home of Gasho, a Japanese hibachi steakhouse. For the second time, I visited Gasho of Japan with my mom and my grandparents on 6/15/06. When we entered, we got a seat at our hibachi table. A friendly Japanese waitress took our orders. My mother just had a salad, I shared a Samurai Combo for 2 with my grandma, and my grandpa had steak and scallops. First,everyone but my mom got the Japanese Onion Soup to start out with. The soup was mellow and comforting. Salad came along with our soup too. Unlike Shiro or Benihana, the salad greens and veggies were fresh and crisp. Next, our chef came out to cook and pull some tricks out of his hat. Unfortunately, the chef didn't light the grill on fire or perform the Onion Volcano, but he tossed a few veggies into my mouth and sang a Japanese version of We Will Rock You, so those other tricks made up for the lack of the fire trick. Next, we all got our hibachi meals. My grandma and I thought the filet mignon was juicy and cooked just right along with veggies such as broccoli, mushrooms, onions, and zucchini. The chicken that was also on the Samurai Combo was seasoned just right and tender. After we ate our main courses, I mentioned that it was my grandparents anniversary. Our waitress and friendly manager, Milly, brought out two bowls of ice cream(*it's included with the Samurai Combo*), one with candle and sang "If You're Happy and you Know It" in Japanese. All in all it was a good anniversary celebration.
Unfortunately, the atmosphere was slightly disappointing. This was due to cramming all the hibachi tables together. Otherwise, it was peaceful with Japanese music playing in the background. All in all, Gasho is a better choice for hibachi than Shiro or Benihana due to warm and friendly people and better food.