Kobe Hibachi Sushi makes its food stand out by working with the freshest ingredients available and hiring experienced chefs who can masterfully cook up dinner as well as a show worth watching at the hibachi grills.
"We always have an emphasis on the unique identity of the food," says sushi chef Aaron Lin. "We're always using the freshest ingredients possible. It is also the expertise of the chefs that complement the freshness of the food."
All the chefs, whether they are wielding knives, spatulas and flames at the hibachi grills or are expertly cutting raw fish behind the sushi bar, have at least 10 years of experience in their field.
The restaurant's hibachi chefs spend their time at Kobe practicing and performing. Many of the regular customers request specific chefs to prepare and serve their favorite entrées like teriyaki shrimp and steak with fried rice and vegetables. Guests will find that each chef has a unique performance and cooking style.
Those who want to have the freshest ingredients that the restaurant has to offer can try the sushi roll combos with any two regular rolls for $6.95 or any three regular rolls for $8.95. Both are served with miso soup or a house salad. The sushi sashimi lunch special includes options like five pieces of sushi and a California Roll for $7.95, seven pieces of sashimi for $9.95 or a combination of three pieces of sushi and five pieces of sashimi and a salmon roll for $10.95.
The sushi chefs are always creating new rolls and finding combinations of ingredients to tempt the palate. The Beaber Roll is stuffed with shrimp tempura and topped with eel, avocado and a garnish of eel sauce. The Malibu Roll features spicy shrimp inside topped with shrimp and avocado.
"They are trained sushi chefs who know how to maintain the freshness of the fish used in the sushi," Lin says. "That has to be done by an experienced sushi chef. When they are doing those platters they are specially decorated with flowers and carefully handcrafted."
The quality and consistency of the food and service has brought guests back to the popular Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., restaurant to enjoy dinner and a show with a flare. Those same guests have voted for Kobe and helped the restaurant to win titles like "Best of the Best" People's Choice Award winner in Georgia for Best Japanese Restaurant and Sushi.
"We also express our thanks for the customers and the people in town for voting us for being the Best of the Best last year," Lin says. "Also, we vow to be the best in town, providing the best service and providing the best Japanese food we can in return to express our thanks to the loyal customers.
"The wishes we have for 2013 are to bring the authentic Japanese food into the town so that everyone can have a Japanese food experience, learn about Japanese tradition and can enjoy themselves."
2603 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga., in the Century Station Shopping Center.
Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m. and
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.