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Dinner and a Show…is Back!

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Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar in Conroe is Firing Up the Grill as Restaurants Reopen their Doors

Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar has been favorited by Conroe residents for many years now. As one of the most entertaining dining offerings in the area, Shogun found themselves, like every other restaurant during the quarantine, having to close their doors to the public. While they could still provide food to-go to their customers, the real shining light of the restaurant – the show – would stop. For a place like Shogun, that should be a devastating turn of events. However, while the show is fun, entertaining, and loved by almost everyone, the restaurant is built around an exceptional culinary offering. The food is just plain good. 

More than Food…A Dining Experience

If you don’t know what show I’m talking about, then you’ve been missing out. Shogun is a local staple for Japanese cuisine in Conroe. But the food is only half of the equation. Shogun offers a unique dining experience through their hibachi grill. While the restaurant offers traditional seating and the option for “normal” dining, they also feature many hibachi grill seating arrangements in which the seats and table are built around a large flat grill. The hibachi chefs are trained, not just to cook the food on the grill, but to also put on quite a show. You’ll see them flipping spatulas, making “onion volcanoes”, expertly preparing and grilling the food, and a little playful fun in between. 

Local patrons and out of towners alike love the experience. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

“Great hibachi chefs. Doesn’t ever get old, it’s always great to see them throwing around spatulas and knives with such delicacy.” – Google Review by S.J. 

“We usually just eat at the sushi bar but tonight we took our daughters so we decided on the hibachi grill. Food was delicious and our cook Lukas was very entertaining. We had our 2 yr. old granddaughter with us also and he kept her interested the whole night. Which by the way is hard to do. Our server was also very attentive.” – Google Review by Jennifer S.

The Secret Ingredient to Every Dish

During the quarantine, the show would be lost to the customers of Shogun. Yet, the restaurant learned during this time just how much people love the food, even if it doesn’t come with a show. People were still ordering their favorite dishes to go. Yes, the food here is always good, especially if you like Japanese cuisine. Yet, there is something more that goes into making delicious food at Shogun in Conroe.

You’ll find menu options like sushi, Teppanyaki, hibachi dishes, bento boxes, and much more. You can also choose from chicken, steak, seafood, filet mignon, and other specialty meat options. Whatever you prefer, you’ll find a dish you love at Shogun.

While the restaurant prides itself on using only top of the line ingredients, the real secret ingredient is the man behind the food, executive chef Steven Xu. Having been at Shogun for over 10 years, he is a big reason behind the restaurant’s success. 

Steven Xu has been cooking professionally for over 30 years. “As a little boy, I watched my mother cook. I learned from her and have been cooking ever since,” says Steven. From then, a lifelong passion was born. Now Steven is the executive chef at Shogun in Conroe. His passion shines through every dish in the restaurant. Although the restaurant offers many dishes centered around chicken and steak variations, Steven will tell you his favorite thing to prepare is seafood. He reminisces, “When I was younger, I lived by the coast. I have always loved preparing seafood.” So, next time you come to Shogun, ask for Steven and order seafood. You’ll be glad you did. 

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The Show is Back!

The one thing that Steven Xu and the staff at Shogun wanted everyone to know is that they are now open! In fact, when I came in to meet with Steven he was standing behind a hibachi grill himself, putting on a show and making food for some of his first guests back in the restaurant. 

During the quarantine period, Shogun wasn’t sitting around waiting for the go ahead to open back up. They were making upgrades and improving the look of the already well-designed dining area. You’ll get a great show, amazing food, and an immersive Japanese themed atmosphere. 

So, come back in to Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar and enjoy the show again..or for the first time if you’ve never had the privilege of the hibachi grill experience. 

Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar in Conroe is open 7 days a week, Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 10:00PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:30AM to 11:00PM, and Sunday from 11:30AM to 9:30PM. You can find them at 2107 W Davis St # A, Conroe, TX. View their menu online at ishogun.com or give them a call at (936) 756-6866. 

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