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JDLM
2012-12-06, 01:12 PM
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Wasabi Sushi Bar, a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant chain from St. Louis, plans to open in Overland Park’s Prairiefire development.

The 3,000-square-foot Wasabi has scheduled a spring 2014 opening in the center, at 135th Street between Lamar Avenue and Nall Avenue. Prairiefire’s first tenants are scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.

The first Wasabi Sushi Bar opened in St. Louis in 2003 and it now has eight locations in the St. Louis area and in Colorado. It features traditional sushi offerings along with some of its own special twists and such entrees as grilled salmon and deep fried breaded pork loin. Drinks include Asian Pear Sake Mojitos. It also has a children’s menu and a happy hour menu.

Keith Enockson, spokesman for Wasabi, said the company picked the Prairiefire location because it will be a destination development but also a strong neighborhood draw.

Prairiefire is a planned 58-acre mixed-use development that will have upscale shopping and restaurants, and the Museum of Prairiefire featuring exhibits by New York’s American Museum of Natural History. Other Prairiefire tenants will include Cinetopia theater, Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro, REI, Rock & Brews and The Fresh Market

KCBear
2012-12-06, 07:52 PM
I have been to the one in Fairview Heights and it was decent. I think the appetizer sizes were pretty small compared to places I have been to here, but the price seems to reflect the smaller sizes for the most part.

I had the seaweed salad and it was seasoned perfect and was very fresh. I also had the dragon roll and the spicy salmon roll (my go to roll) and both were flavorful but didn't seem to be rolled tight enough. Several pieces fell apart. My friend had the batman roll and the rasta roll. If I ever go to Wasabi again I will definitely get the rasta roll. It is smoked salmon, avocado, mango, and jalapeno.