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2824 Plaza Dr, Springfield, IL 62704-6524
+1 217-546-4660
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17:00 - 22:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious strawberry pineapple mojito! I had the pao chicken. It was good, kind of tasted like a Chinese dish. My husband had the pork. He said it was just ok. The park was breaded and fried, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus was excellent. Our waitress was nice-she checked in with us frequently. Desserts were ok-not superb. Carrot... More 

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Thank Lovetravel G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Couldn't make it for our friend's special night because we were out of town. We called the restaurant to pay for her dinner and was told that we should pay her back tomorrow because they were too busy.

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Thank Rimas N
Springfield, Illinois
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972 reviews
622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This has been a local sushi restaurant for many years. The food is good and the service is typically average. On Mondays they have drink specials that are four dollars a drink and they try to keep some specials going to keep the menu more varied. The rice in their sushi is not as sticky as in other places, therefore... More 

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Thank Clevlander
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Just left there and have to say " it was really good ". My wife and I started with the crab cakes and when they came o thought they were small for the price. When we were done with them I decided they were really good and worth it. My wife had grilled shrimp and a side of rice. She... More 

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Thank Tiremaster
Illinois
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The $4 martini, mojito, margarita Monday is great and add in the wonderful food makes for a great time. The tuna and sushi are fresh and delicious. The service is always excellent.

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Thank jorge007
Athens, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here 5 or 6 times in last 2 years...always get the sushi and the pomegranate mojitos...very good...very attentive staff

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Thank 681GregC
Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The outdoor seating is perfect for sipping one of their special martinis, mojitos, or a nice bottle of wine. Outdoor seating also Perfect place for "date night" with babies in tow too. The service was excellent! Nice wine selection. And sushi looked wonderful. The seabass was cooked to perfection, pared beautifully with a light rasberry sauce and gently sautéed Brussel... More 

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Thank GuitarWaterGirl
Springfield
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Having been here numerous times, for larger business parties and small, private dinners, my impression is that the food is always top quality. It's the constant. The steak, sushi, and fish are always about as good as it gets (for any market, anywhere). The service is the variable and leads me to the 4/5 star review. I have been there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have been to this restaurant twice now when in town for business. Both times it was very good. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and very tasty. I had sushi once and it was as good as anything I can get in Chicago. The Sea Bass special was also excellent. I didn't love the goat cheese salad... More 

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1 Thank Christine A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

It was very nice, the food was great! My friends and I were able to visit with out too many intrusions from the waitress. It was quite and we could converse long after we were done with our meal.

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1 Thank JoAnn N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2824 Plaza Dr, Springfield, IL 62704-6524
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-546-4660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?