Shoguns Showing Off

@AmbiePam (44626)
United States
February 26, 2009 9:36am CST
This past Sunday night I went to Owasso, a three hour trip from where I live, to spend a couple of days with my sister and her husband. She wanted me to come there as kind of a birthday present to me. My birthday is March 1st, but it is also on a Sunday, and she couldn't come up to see me. So I went and during the course of a couple of days, a place we went to was a restaurant called Shoguns. This restaurant was very expensive, and it was really nice of them to take me. They liked it a lot, and they wanted me to get to experience it. The chef would come to the table, and cook right at the table. It is a Japanese restaurant, and I don't think I've ever eaten such delicious food. But the presentation the chef gave was awesome. Making the fried rice, he would flip the egg in the air, and catch it in his hat. He'd then toss it up, and catch it on the side, splitting the egg perfectly in two, so the contents came down on the griddle, without any pieces of shell marring the egg. He did a volcano effect with onions...the whole thing was impressive. Have you ever been to a place where the presentation of the food being made was part of the charm of the restaurant. I have several years ago, but it was nothing like Shoguns. I had a lot of fun during the trip.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Back when I lived in MA, there used to be one that we went to occasionally. Didn't know there was one down here, will have to check it out! Glad you had a good time, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance! How is your mom doing, btw?
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Oh she is much better. I should post an update, but I'm pretty overloaded. I got back from my sister's, and had 800 e-mails waiting for me. I'm down to 465 now.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Oh my! You gonna have a sore fannie....lol
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• United States
26 Feb 09
We have the same kind of restaurant here in Savannah it's called Musashi. I love it and have been going there for years.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I have been to Shoguns once and it is a very nice experience. It has been years since I've been there though. Glad you had a nice birthday gift from your sister. Spending time with family members for a special day as your birthday is always a nice gift in itself. Happy Birthday!
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Thank you, Terri.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Hi, I am glad you were able to enjoy yourself and share that with your sister. That sounds like an amazing place..Do you Hear that....the loudness of the keyboard and browsers buzzing at high speed and of people scooting their chairs back and reaching for the phones and seeing where the closest shoguns is to them so they can experience the same delightful amazing thing..I am just glad you were able to have fun. And Happy Birthday to you..early.I have a older brother whose is March 8th and another older brother March 18th and an older sister whose is March 30..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Thanks for the best response, I appreciate it alot.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
26 Feb 09
First off, I wish you an early Happy Birthday! Yes, I have been to a place where they do cook the food in front of you. It was delicious. I am big on the shrimp.lol I am so glad you all had a good time. It is a very nice experience.
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Thanks for the happy birthday. I tell you, the shrimp I had at that place was the best I have every tasted. It was amazing.
@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
27 Feb 09
there used to be a place called Tokyo Steak house where they did things like that and throw the knives in the air and stuff - impressive
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
26 Feb 09
That does sound like fun. I have never been to a place like that before, but I bet it would be cool. It was nice of them to take you to such a cool place.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
27 Feb 09
Isn't it amazing just to see the show, sometimes it is better than the food just watching these guys.
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I kept thinking any minute one of those knives was going to be thrown in my eye! lol
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
28 Feb 09
I can certainly understand why
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Mar 09
There is a Japanese restaurant like that near here. It's called Sakura. If you sit at a cooking table, you get a show with it from the chef, who does all kinds of tricks with the food. The last time I went there, he had a squirt bottle filled with sake that he was squirting into everyone's mouth. I said no thanks, but my son tried it and kind of choked, and his eyes watered and everyone laughed. I love that onion volcano thing. When I go there I usually just get sushi, so I have to go with someone who wants the grilled things so that I can see the show. We usually end up sharing and sampling each other's food.
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I like sushi. It is unfortunate that no one else I'm close to does!
• Netherlands
1 Mar 09
Yes I have been to a few restaurants that had a theme, Japanese Ninja in New York being one theme and then the Medieval Times Restaurant in Buena Park California, I have been to one in the town where I use to live in Holland where you were back in the 1200's in a Windmill, a Rain Forest cafe in London and a few more and I have absolutely loved every one of them! I'm glad you had such a nice experience and Happy Birthday Today! ;)
@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Thank you for the birthday wishes. I love The Rain Forest cafe!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
26 Feb 09
It's so nice you had a great time with your sister!! And it was very generous of them to take you someplace to have such a good experience....I have never been to a restaurant like that....we just have plain old restaurants around here! LOL...seriously never been to one but it really sounds like a good time.
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
26 Feb 09
It WAS generous. I think you may remember some of my discussions about my sister. I was absolutely shocked when she invited me to spend a couple days with her. It made me think maybe she wants more of a relationship with me now.
• United States
26 Feb 09
When I was younger, I went to Bennihana's (sp?)and they made the food at your table but they did not perform any circus tricks like they did at your table. Wonderful. We do not have a Shogun's here. I can see that we need one.
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@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I don't know how to spell Bennihana's either, but I know which restaurant you're speaking of. I've never seen one in my state, but I've always wanted to go. I've heard the name worked into TV shows, so apparently they are a lot of places, just not here.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
26 Feb 09
First of all.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I am so glad that you had a wonderful time!Re-energizes one, doesn't it? We have a chain here in Canada, called Benihani's of Japan (I think they are in the US, too) and your meal is a wonderful performance as you reiterated! Haven't been there for a few years....but my, do I ever over-consume when I go there! I guess it is not only, the wonderful food...but the enjoyable experience they make it! Once again...a big bouquet of flowers for you on your birthday! Cheers!
@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Thanks!
@GardenGerty (87806)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Apr 09
In Wichita we have a place just like Shoguns called Kobe Steak House. The pleasure of the meal is sitting around the hot grill table, talking with the others sitting there, and having you meal cooked, bit by bit, especially for you. You actually get full on much less food and have good digestion because of it. I agree it is a one of a kind experience.