Serving yummy Asian dishes and cooking up hibachi grill magic at Mizu

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By Pamela Brownstein

The Lunch Bunch enjoyed the entertaining expertise of the hibachi chef at Mizu, a spacious and authentic Asian restaurant that specializes in sushi, teriyaki dishes and the hibachi grill.

The Hot and Sexy Roll and the Beautiful Roll.

We started by sampling two maki rolls: the Hot and Sexy roll and the Beautiful roll. Both were amazingly delicious; Elizabeth and Nikki raved about the Hot and Sexy, while Kim and I favored the Beautiful roll (how appropriate!).

Next, we sat back and sipped our drinks and watched as the chef lit up the hibachi grill in front of us and demonstrated his skills: knife tossing, preparing the hot grill with flames, lighting the onion volcano (my favorite!) and most importantly, cooking our

Veggies, fried rice and salmon from the hibachi grill.

food to perfection.

We all ordered a variety from the hibachi grill: Kim had steak; I had steak and scallops; Buck had scallops and shrimp; Nikki had shrimp; David has scallops; and Elizabeth tried the salmon, which she said was excellent.

My steak was mouthwatering, and the giant scallops were seared just right. I love the special dipping sauces, and the

The friendly Mizu staff in front of the restaurant on Ribaut Road.

plentiful side of fresh grilled vegetables.

Co-owner Selly Roshto is passionate about all the wonderful things Mizu has to offer diners — from an intimate sushi bar to private rooms where you sit on an elevated floor around the table for a unique experience. (Not to mention affordable prices.)

Mizu Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is located at 1370 South Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. It is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner is Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For take out orders, call 843-524-6498.