Sake Express Lake Wylie
Sake Express Lake Wylie is now open full-time for business. The restaurant offers a casual, affordable alternative to Japanese hibachi and sushi.
As owner Linda Park explains, “as most people know, if you go eat at a regular hibachi restaurant the prices are much higher and you sit there for maybe 1 or 2 hours. A lot of people love Japanese food. We are more convenient for everyday meals.”
Sake Express Lake Wylie is the fourth restaurant owned by Linda and her sister Lisa Nguyen. There are three Sake Express locations around Gaston County. The newest, Lake Wylie location first welcomed diners last Wednesday for a soft opening. After shutting down for a couple days to train managers and staff, Sake Express Lake Wylie is back in action.
A popular menu choice is the Bento Box. “A lot of people like sushi, and they also like hibachi – they can’t decide which one to get,” says Linda. “The Bento Box is a choose-two option. Guests pick a hibachi selection and a sushi selection. They get a little of both.” In addition to hibachi and sushi the Sake Express offers healthy menu choices including low-carb and no-carb selections. Guests can substitute the rice for fresh vegetables.
As an alternative to sit-down restaurant dining Sake Express offers a convenient drive-thru option as well. Visiting Lake Wylie’s newest Japanese restaurant it was impossible for us to walk away without trying the sushi. We ordered the signature Dragon Sake Roll and LOVED it! (Sake Express signature Dragon Sake Roll: shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix, cream cheese, avocado, topped with fresh yellow tail, fresh tuna, and eel sauce.)