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One of the Highlights of our Trip
“We just returned for a trip to the Poconos and Desaki was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. They provided a free shuttle from our hotel which was really nice. We were able to have drinks and not worry about driving. While I agree with other reviewers, this place is pretty pricey, the food is excellent. Also, the show that the chef puts on is fantastic and definitely not tacky like others have said. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back when we are in the Poconos again.”
Everybody Loved Their Meals
“I went here with my fiance and some of his friends. We were seated immediately and had great service. Everybody loved their meals and the mixed drinks. Upon hearing that the guys had just gotten home from Iraq our waiter informed us that all military personel receive 25% off of their meal and got us the head chef. The meal was a bit pricey as it totalled about $350 including 18% tip and a couple rounds of drinks for 8 of us after the discount, but it was worth it!”
Perfect Family Restaurant
“Perfect family restaurant during the day, great place to have a great (adult) fun at night. Their sushi is unmatched, in the area. Didn’t try the hibachi but I’ve heard good things. If nothing else, I def recommend Desaki for the atmosphere alone!”
Such a Blast
“My family and I had such a blast with your habachi chef, thank you for the great food and wonderful experience!”
The Best Sushi/Hibachi Chefs Around
“There is nothing even comparable until you make your way up to New York City. Simply, the best sushi/hibachi chefs around with service to match.”
Great Atmosphere, Great Service, Great Sushi
“The building is beautiful, and gave a great first impression. Sushi is my weakness, so we opted for sushi and cocktails. The server was very knowledgeable, which was refreshing. We told her what we liked and she had some great suggestions. I’ve had a lot of Sushi all over the world and this was definately some of the best. The fish was fresh and the presentation was outstanding. The pricing was a bit on the high side, but considering they are in the middle of the mountains, this is certainly understandable. Great atmosphere, great service, great sushi, great time.”
desaki is One of a Kind
“We just recently moved to the area from Denver and decided to try Desaki. My family and I love to eat out and we’re always looking for something new and different. Well, we found it here. The building is an architectural marvel, just beautiful. With the fire and flashing lights (not to mention a disco ball)it’s sensory overload in the best way. We went on a Saturday and had a small wait, which was no problem as there was a magician making balloon sculptures, the kids (and my wife) loved it. We were seated with another family, which was nice as we love to meet new people. The server was very funny and attentive, as was the chef (Mickey Blue Eyes). The food was plentiful and very good. (We have been to many hibachis and sometimes the food is bland.) Desaki is one of a kind, and we will most certainly be back.”
Steak was the Best I have Tasted
“Went on a first date here, 7:30 PM on a Friday night. Chose Hibachi. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess, served our drinks and soup by a friendly waiter. The Chef put on a great show and was funny. It was very entertaining to watch. Restaurant was crowded. The food was good and you get a huge serving. The steak was the best I have tasted! Would go again.”
I was not disappointed
“This was my second time back to Desaki and I was not disappointed. The building is beautiful, the staff friendly and the food was excellent. They even had a magician who made balloon sculptures and family dancing. Next visit to the Poconos I will be eating here again.”
We had such a Blast
“This past Memorial Day Weekend my family and I ate two dinners at Desaki. We had such a blast the first time we were all in agreement to stop back for a second round the following night!”
The Portions were Huge
“My family and I had a great time at Desaki. The building is beautiful, the staff very friendly and the portions were huge.”
Had an Excellent Time
“You guys are awesome. I spent my 21st birthday there and had an excellent time. Food and service were both great!”
“The best in the Poconos! – Possibly even the northeast, not to mention a killer atmosphere with live entertainment and a dance floor.”
Food was Awesome
“Can’t beat it… Friday nights are really outrageous at Desaki. Great time dancing! – Food was awesome too”
Hibachi and Sushi are of the Highest Quality
“I am a food critic at heart, and I can confidentially say that the negative reviews associated with Desaki are misleading and unjust. You really have to experience this place for yourself, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED! The hibachi and sushi are of the highest quality, proportions are very generous, and their hibachi chefs are masterful and put on an excellent show. I can’t say enough about this place, thank you thank you thank you!”
My Family and I had a Blast
“I can’t say enough about this place. I have never taken the time out of my day to rate a restaurant unless it was bad, I had to make an exception for Desaki. My family and I had a blast, and after trying their sushi we couldn’t help but order 5 rolls total.”
What a Cool Idea
“Who knew a hibachi/sushi restaurant would have a dance club? What a cool idea! Took the family there last weekend and had a blast, the hibachi was the perfect way to wind down a busy week.”
“Desaki is INCREDIBLE! So is the sushi!! This place offers such a great dining experience. Do not turn down the opportunity to visit this place if you get the chance.”
“Highly recommend their sushi, unmatched in size (the rolls are massive) and just about everything else. Great time on a Friday night, had a blast dancing.”
We’ll be Back
“We’ll be back for my birthday dinner next month and we would certainly recommend any family looking to host an event to have it there after our wonderful experience…”
“We celebrated my hubby’s 60th Birthday and very happy with the savings too!”
“We were just there on Saturday as part of my bachelorette party. Everything about your restaurant was fabulous! From the shuttle ride over in an Escalade, to the VIP service, the food, our chef, to the round of free drinks, to pretty much having our own person DJ, we couldn’t have asked for a better time! Our chef was AMAZING and helped make our night even better! We ended up getting a picture with him and it was printed out for us! (Would you be able to email me a copy of the pic so I can send it to the girls?) Thank you for a wonderful night that I will never forget! Next time we come, we will be bringing our husbands to enjoy your fabulous restaurant!”
Service was Great, the Food was Excellent
“Had the pleasure to visit your restaurant via a graduation Party. The service was great, the food was excellent. We all had a great time. Thanks again Desaki!!”
Warm, Friendly Staff
“Love the atmosphere and the warm, friendly staff. Wow on the Samurai Roll which was the special of the evening. Hope it shows up on the menu as a permanent mouth enticing choice.”
Beautiful Restaurant and Excellent Staff
“Absolutely excellent night on Saturday. We were picked up at our hotel which ensured we were able to celebrate my best friend’s bachelorette party without worrying who had to drive home. The staff was fantastic. We were definitely given the VIP treatment and are so appreciative. We had a wonderful time and the food was outstanding! Having been to the poconos to vacation my entire life – this restuarant is a much-needed gem. Beautiful restaurant and excellent staff!”
“After visiting day at summer camp, we generally head back home and have dinner in familiar surrounding as we have been disappointed in the area restaurants. However, being Hibachi lovers we had taken notice to your billboards more often than not. This past Sunday we decided to stop it in and have dinner. Our server, chef, food and the atomsphere could not have been better! You have a 5 Star gathering place!”
Bob S writes… “I have had the opportunity to enjoy Desaki as both a business user and personally. As a business partner, we routinely send our guests to Desaki when asked about local eateries. We always know that our guests will have a memorable meal at a very well run restaurant with plenty of entertainment for all ages. The staff of Desaki have always treated guests with a personal and friendly attitude offering attention to detail not often seen in the industry. I truly believe that Desaki offers the finest food along with the best atmosphere in the Pocono’s.”
Shari V writes… “Great food and great entertainment. Had our department holiday party there a few years ago, and everyone is still talking about it.”
John C. writes… “Desaki has first class food, accommodations,and service for all of your party and business meeting needs. It’s also a great place to simply relax and enjoy great sushi and hibachi. The owners of Desaki are also very community minded and support numerous fund raisers. I would highly recommend Desaki as the place to be when your visiting the Pocono Mountains.”
Michelle M writes… “I have had the pleasure of dining at Desaki many times since they opened. The restaurant is beautiful and inviting. Have a seat at the lovely bar and order one of their sakes, then relax before dining. Whether you enjoy hibachi at one of the hibachi tables, prefer a seat at the sushi table or in the dining room, you will love Desaki. Desaki has the best sushi I have ever had. The food is fresh and delicious, the service is excellent and the overall dining experience is one you will enjoy thoroughly.”
Ken C. writes… “An outstanding & unique restaurant located in the heart of the Poconos”
Holley K writes… “I suggest Desaki for special events to my clients!”
Best Hibachi ever
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed December 26, 2012 Maris F., Princeton, NJ
My boyfriend and I have eaten at numerous Hibachi places. This is by far the best we’ve ever had. From the sushi, to the edamame, to the appetizers to the hibachi. Everything is amazing. The food is so fresh!!! We go back every time we are in the Poconos.
We were happy
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed December 9, 2012 Shopperhopper, Netcong, NJ
This place worked for us. We were in a hurry and had half an hour, the waitress sped up our order for us. We got sushi, and two apps. Everything was really good. I feel like the people eating the hibachi were enjoying themselves. I was happy, and probably will go back.
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed October 23, 2012 dpw0177, New York City, NY
Great Food and beautiful place! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it. I loved it as well. Price are decent and drinks are good.
Diner Review • Aug 07, 2012Njkkorchma, Scranton, Pa
Been there a few times for special occasions. Always a great time. Food is delish and Desaki has a great atmosphere.
I love Desaki! The food is fantastic and they give you such big portions. The chefs and servers provide a great atmosphere from start to finish. I just recently celebrated my birthday at Desaki and I’ll never go anywhere else! I’m looking forward to the next time I eat there with my family for my dad’s birthday.
Posted on 07/23/12
Looking forward to a return visit to Desaki sometime soon! I was treated with kindness and respect from the moment I walked into the door (where my coat was checked, to the instance I walked out the door. The atmosphere, ambiance, and delicious food were truly something to write home about!