>> Friday, July 15, 2011
June 17, 2011 http://www.wasabidetroit.com/ We have MANY guest stars this evening...which makes dinner so much fun. Tonight we have The Greek, Scarlet and me (of course), but also Mr. R again, and 6 new guests: Mr. S, Ms. F, Crazy Ms. T, Ms. J and two Ms. D's. This is the largest restaurant review we have done so far. Wasabi is a small place, and with our big group we are seated outside the backdoor. Their backdoor opens directly into the main lobby of the Park Shelton apartment building. I liked how we sat at patio tables with umbrellas as if outside, but instead we were in the open space of the (rather quiet and empty) lobby. Our server tonight is Daniel, and he is very sweet. We really give him a run for his money. The first thing you should know about Wasabi is if you enjoy any sort of mixed cocktail, good luck. They cannot make "complicated drinks" so I'm told when I ask about bar services during the reservation call. Come to find out, "complicated" means pretty much anything mixing two liquors together. Not that they don't necessarily have the ingredients, but they just do not understand what you may be ordering or how to make it. But that's ok, we were amused trying to explain what is in a cosmopolitan and with the confused look we get when ordering even a Jack & Coke. What we SHOULD have been sampling is the Korean liquor chum-churum. I kept trying to remember to order it all evening and it kept slipping my mind somehow. Perhaps I was distracted by the antics of Crazy Ms. T. I cannot even fully explain how she scared poor Daniel or how the rest of the kitchen staff had to come out to take a peek at the unbelievably massive cleavage spilling out of the tight short dress....whew!
Ms. J had what she called a Tofu Steak, which now I'm not so sure which dish it was as there is more than one vegetarian tofu dish on the menu. Anyway, she liked it. Mr. R had the hot & spicy chicken and shrimp. It was very spicy and the sauce was flavorful. The first Ms. D had veggie fried rice, which she said was great. 2nd Ms. D and Ms. T both had the Kalbi - beef short rib in Korean BBQ sauce...really delicious. I will have this if I return. Mr. S did not have an entree and was fine with the previously mentioned apps.
The average score of all ten of us was a 3.5. I liked the atmosphere of our makeshift patio, the service was just fine and the food was decent.