Top 5 Stir Fry Restaurants
The flash of knives and spatulas. The pyrotechnics of the grill, oil, and a lighter. The onion volcano and train. Call it teppanyaki, Japanese Steak House, or just "stir-fry," but it's our only top 5 list of foods where the chef's performance is often part of the experience. Here are Gateway Macon's Top 5 places for Stir-Fry in Macon.
1. Mikata Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Mikata Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has been Macon's go-to place for classic teppanyaki stir-fry for years. With engaging and entertaining chefs, delicious food, and a welcoming location, you can't do any better than going to Mikata. There's a "Mikata" drink among their beverages, a fruity blend that's available in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties. We recommend you give it a try!
2. Ginger Stir-Fry & Grill
A new concept that is quickly growing in popularity, Ginger, located in the heart of Downtown Macon, has quickly become a busy lunch spot for people looking for something different. Not the usual Stir Fry, at Ginger you can customize everything: the sauce you use, how much, the possibilities are endless. What makes it great is that you can have a choice of different meats or just veggies. In addition to an array of sauces they have spices you can add to give your stir fry a completely different flavor.
3. Taki Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant
Taki Japanese is the new kid on the block among Macon's teppanyaki grills. Located on Zebulon road, the decor is fresh and new and open, and the food is tasty. You definitely need to put this on your must-visit list.
3. genghis grill
Genghis Grill is a newer kid on the block that opened in 2015 right off Bowman Road. It's much like Ginger Stir-Fry but the options are far more expanded. The parking is also not an issue like it is downtown. The line is usually long but moves very quickly. Everything is kept fresh and clean and there are people behind the counter to help you decide between the millions of choices.
5. Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Shogun also made our Top Pick based on variety of menu options for those of you who are not a fan of traditional teppanyaki. Let face it, not everyone enjoys all that clanking, banging and having flaming shrimp tossed at them during dinner. Shogun offers a great sushi selection as well as tradition Japanese dishes and they have a fully stocked bar to keep your thirst to a minimum.
Honorable Mention - Sakura Japanese Restaurant
Sakura Japanese Restaurant is a little place tucked away in the corner of the Rose's shopping center at the corner of Gray Highway and Shurling Drive. The food is good. Is the food as good as Mikata's? No. What it is is open for lunch, cooked quick, and priced in the $5-$7 range. You get plenty of food, and some of the best "yum-yum" sauce around. What are you waiting for?