The hospitality industry is all about bringing people together and creating lasting memories. If this pandemic has taught this industry anything, it’s how to creatively think outside the box when it comes to keeping everyone safe while not compromising on the experience. When COVID-19 caused us to have to shut down, we decided to begin the construction of some upgrades originally scheduled for mid to late summer. This included largely expanded seating, more room at the bar, and a multitude of upgrades in both the front and back of house.
Having increased from 10 to 14 teppanyaki tables allowed us to easily seat more guests while keeping everyone socially distanced. We have a very open establishment with a large patio. These two things enable Kasai Japanese Steakhouse to meet all the CDC safety guidelines while not making people feel like they’re missing out on the full Kasai “dinnertainment” experience.
The teppanyaki industry is all about great food, high energy and lasting memories. Our chefs all work hard with each table so guests can have a small break from the daily grind. Even guests not seated at one of the teppan tables can enjoy the fire show, which can be seen from any seat in the house. The heart of our menu is teppanyaki, with more than 50 dinners and combinations offered. Each teppanyaki experience is served with seven courses, and lots of fire and flare from the charismatic Kasai teppan chefs.
Kasai has other great menu items, too. Our sushi chefs create beautiful works of art for each and every order. Two of the local favorites are the Kasai Roll and The Sugar Mamma Roll. We also have a wonderful selection of noodle and wok dishes, fresh salads and a wide variety of fantastic appetizers. The signature Dole Whip frozen pineapple dessert is a Valley favorite.
We are committed to continuing our unparalleled dining service and helping create those lasting memories whether it is a birthday, anniversary, or just a night out. We have our guests, both repeat and new, to thank for their continued loyalty throughout 2020. It is our honor to be part of this community and we look forward to serving you a grand experience. Kanpai!
Kasai’s Community-Focused Offerings
We recognize the need to thank those in our community, and look for ways throughout the year to do that.
This season — beginning Black Friday through Christmas Eve — as part of our continuous effort to support Arizonans, Kasai Japanese Steakhouse is teaming up with local foster organization, Arizona Children’s Association (AzCa) to donate $1 for every teppan meal sold. For the month of December, we will also host two foster families each week to come in and experience the “dinnertainment” of teppanyaki. The past two years we’ve had a holiday gift card special and this year there is a twist: The deal of “Buy $100 and get a $20 bonus gift card back” will be in full effect and we are encouraging people to donate their $20 bonus gift card to our charity of choice, AzCa, so that more families can join us for the teppanyaki experience.
14344 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Opens at 3:30 for Happy Hour
Sugar Mamma Roll
Salmon, tuna, crab, shrimp tempura, avocado and mango, wrapped in steamed rice and a beautiful pink soy paper then drizzled with a peach chili sauce
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Fresh Brussels sprouts, halved then grilled in butter until perfectly crisp, with smoked bacon and fresh pomegranate seeds, topped with Toki Japanese Whiskey glaze
Sea Bass Teppanyaki Dinner
Seven-course dinner includes soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, fried rice, seasonal vegetables, entrée, and Dole Whip frozen pineapple dessert
Mike Russello is the owner of Kasai Japanese Steakhouse. The local Scottsdale restaurant opened in late 2018. It is the first in Arizona to offer a hoodless teppan table dining experience.
Photos courtesy of Kasai/Facebook (food images by Anthony TerBush)