Kansai impresses with staff and food

By Megan Hardin

It is dinner time and you and your parents or friends are trying to figure out what restaurant to eat at. You think and all that comes to mind are those fast food chain restaurants that can be found just about anywhere. Why not try something new? If your taste buds are in the mood for a different kind of food, go to Kansai, a Japanese steakhouse. Kansai is not very far away or hard to get to. It is located at 1370 Veteran’s Parkway in Clarksville.

When walking into Kansai you are welcomed with a more personal feeling, entertaining environment. You can choose to sit at a regular table or a large table with a grill attached to the middle of it. Choosing to sit at the larger table with the grill is the better option of the two. By sitting there people are provided with more of a show having their dinner being cooked right in front of them, a few purposely lit fires, and depending on the chef, jokes and a juggling act. The food comes straight off of the grill hot and right on to your plate.

Kansai’s food is a little high priced with their lowest dinner costing $12 and their most expensive costing $32. They have a few options for vegetarians including tofu, and plenty of items for meat lovers including steak, chicken, scallops, shrimp, and lobster. With every dinner comes vegetables and rice. The rice being the main food attraction with bits off egg and peas in it along with a special made dark Kansai sauce. Before each meal is cooked on the grill, soup and salad are served. The soup is decently flavored, resembling a chicken broth with slivers of mushrooms in it. The salad is covered in a special orange salad dressing that Kansai makes themselves.

The staff at Kansai are very friendly and always ready to serve you. Kansai is a family friendly restaurant that people can come to for a special occasion or just because they want some classic Japanese food. Kansai is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on friday and saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. You might want to come a little early because there might be a wait for a grill table.Next time you are in the mood to try something different, stop on by at Kansai.

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