Restaurant Guide: Dinner and a Show

// Mandolin Sushi and Steakhouse’s skilled chefs cook up memorable meals

After more than a year of sitting vacant, local restaurateurs Jenney and Doo Pyo Song have breathed new life into the space that formerly housed the beloved coffee shop Mandolin Cafe – now re-opening its doors as a top-notch sushi and steakhouse. The Mandolin Sushi and Steakhouse boasts sleek, sophisticated interiors, complete with a sushi bar, as well as tables situated in front of iron grills where skilled chefs prepare Teppanyaki-style food right in front of your eyes.

This live cooking show is sure to make for a memorable experience. The restaurant’s menu features a full roster of Teppanyaki-style dishes with a variety of ingredients such as chicken, shrimp and scallops (owner Jenney Song’s favorite dish), filet mignon, steak and calamari, and more – far too many to list.

In addition, the menu also features a variety of classic and exotic sushi rolls, as well as sashimi and Teriyaki entrees.

The restaurant has only been open since early August and for a limited time, visitors can take advantage of a special introductory price of 30 percent off the entire menu, while the restaurant continues to pick up speed.

The husband-and-wife team also own and operate I Sushi Teriyaki in DuPont and are looking forward to getting to know the community in Tacoma.

Jenney Song hopes people find Mandolin Sushi and Steakhouse as a place to relax, unwind and enjoy some delicious food. “A lot of people come here after a day of working hard, so I want them to enjoy the food and feel happy when they leave,” she said.

Mandolin Sushi and Steakhouse, located at 3923 S. 12th St., is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 4-10 p.m. for dinner; and Sunday from 4-10 p.m. Info: (253) 301-4969.


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