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Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi & Steaks

Wagyu McGuire's Japanese Sushi and Steaks – Find an Exceptional Meal at One of Destin's Most Unique Dining Destinations
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Wagyu McGuire's Japenese Sushi and Steaks, maki rolls, teppanyaki steaks, and Irish ales come together in a unique dining spot. Stop here for a cold sake or craft-brewed ale or a full meal from the Japanese dishes on the menu.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

What do you get when you combine a laid-back Irish pub with a high-quality Japanese steakhouse? No, it’s not the beginning of a joke. In fact, Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi and Steaks, which is the answer to this riddle, is one of the most unique dining experiences you’ll have in Destin. Excellent sushi rolls, steaks, and delicious drinks wait for you at this unique dining hot spot. 

Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi and Steaks started simply by its location. Situated next to Destin’s McGuire’s Irish Pub, the restaurant decided to combine the best of both options to best serve its guests. Craft-brewed Irish red ale and old-fashioned ale come from the pub. Sake drinks and a signature Dragon Punch originate at the restaurant’s bar. You’ll have plenty of alcoholic options to accompany your meal.

The Japanese restaurant kitchen serves up creative, tasty sushi rolls, ranked among the best in Destin. Additionally, you can order cooked teppanyaki dishes, including steaks, salmon, chicken, and seafood. A kid’s menu appeals to younger tastes, with shrimp, chicken, or steak served with vegetables and fried rice. 

Food at this restaurant brings praise from almost all visitors. Freshly made sushi rolls that tantalize the tongue make this spot popular among those looking for flavorful and creative rolls. In fact, sushi is so important to the restaurant that a full page of its menu only lists the various sushi options available, including sashimi, maki rolls, and nigiri. 

The other half of the menu covers the teppanyaki entrees and combos. These grilled meals come with soup, salad, noodles, fried rice, and fried noodles. However, the highlight of these entrees and combos is the selection of house-made dipping sauces that include ginger sauce, Japanese seafood sauce, and Yum Yum sauce. 

Tasty dishes that visitors highly recommend others try at Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi and Steaks: 

Wagyu Trio
The Wagyu Trio is a filling teppanyaki combo that lets you try a little of everything without having to choose one meat. It includes strip steak, grilled chicken, and shrimp. The strip steak has heavy marbling for extra tenderness and flavor. The soup, salad, vegetables, and noodles or rice that come with the meats ensure that you’ll never leave hungry after ordering the Wagyu Trio. 

Bruce Lee Roll 
You won’t find the Bruce Lee roll on Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi & Steaks menu, but this is one of the most-loved sushi specials among visitors. This over-the-top roll comes packed with multiple flavors you’ll taste in every bite. The chef fills the inside of the roll with both spicy blue crab and shrimp tempura. Next, they top the roll with bluefin tuna and avocado. Eel sauce, ponzu sauce, green onions, and masago complete the roll. Visitors highly praise this crunchy and flavorful roll, and you likely won’t need a second unless you want to share or have an exceptionally hearty appetite. 

Dragon Punch 
The Dragon Punch will give you a sweet kick to finish your meal. You will enjoy three types of rum in this drink – Malibu rum, dark rum, and dragon berry rum. Raspberry liquor, orange juice, and a squeeze of lime give this fruity punch its signature flavor. Visitors note that while the combination of fruit flavors makes this a sweet drink, the sweetness does not take over or become cloying. Plus, when you order this drink, you get to keep the glass as a souvenir. 

Fill up your stomach with some of Destin’s best sushi, drinks, and Japanese food at Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi & Steaks. Whether you make it a date night, come with your travel friends, or bring your family, everyone will come away from the meal completely satisfied and longing to return. 

Insider Tips:
-McGuire’s Irish Pub often has a wait. Skip the line and come next door to Wagyu McGuire’s Japanese Sushi & Steaks to enjoy the same craft-brewed ales served at the pub. 
-Be ready to spend extra time looking for a spot in the frequently-packed parking lot. Or d use extra caution if you have a large vehicle. Back in your vehicle to make leaving your parking space easier.