Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
2324 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016


Another night, another plate; sashimi for me is always great.
There’s no one here, but I don’t care; there’s fresh fish in front, oh so near.
His knife is sharp, his cut is clean; raw fish is oh so lean.
Shogun’s the place I chose tonight; right by my hotel makes it right.
I’m often fearful of the chain; they have a tendency to be plain.
Tonight I’m hoping to break this thought; the plate he’s preparing looks sexy and hot.
Lovely presentation is a must; before I eat my eyes must trust.
My love affair with this cuisine; is part of why I’m staying lean.
I’m pleased with my selection; it would win in an election.
A fair assortment for fifteen bucks; that’s not shabby, it doesn’t suck.
A little filler might be the call; Spicy tuna is a roll for all.
My fish is gone, I’m a happy man; of this sushi chef I am a fan.
I chased with a glass of wine; all in all this meal was fine.
My personal rating gives it enough; about 7.5 because I am tough.
I’d bring a friend next time I show; for affordable sushi to this place I’d go.

Contributed by: Phillip Clark, a fellow lover of food and poetry who just so happens to travel for work and gets to eat at cool places all over. Check out his WordPress ( and his Instagram accounts ( AND


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  1. photoclark

    April 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for liking this enough to post. Good food, good wine, good times. May the food be with you.

    1. shell222

      April 19, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Love that 🙂 🙂 salmon is the show of the show in that pic 🙂 🙂

  2. youthfoodblog

    April 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Love the beautiful plating!

  3. lawrpee

    April 14, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I like how you put the rhyme.

  4. anaghamurali

    April 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    foooooooooood……..I forget my diet…..your blog is awesome……yummy…

  5. XOXO Kesha

    April 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much for liking my blog post, “Inspiration | Mikaila Ulmer of ‘BeeSweet Lemonade’.” For more visit! ♡

  6. Mac McGovern

    April 20, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Love the way you write. I could become very overweight dining on your wonderful cuisine of a beautifully presented helping of Rhyme.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 21, 2016 at 12:28 am

      This is a contributor’s writing. But thanks!

  7. Ellen Austin-Li

    April 21, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Clever idea, coupling rhyming and dining. ? Yum

  8. Cezane & Michelle

    April 21, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I love how the dish is served, given me the idea to prepare a beautiful meal and serve it to my girl just like that. I am sure she will like it.
    I came here because your URL captured my interest and from what i have seen in your posts seems like i am bound to enjoy my time here. Cheers ! to new friendship! – Cezane 🙂

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Glad that you enjoyed it so much! 🙂

  9. Linda Kruschke

    April 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I like the poem, but you’ve not convinced me to try sushi. Raw fish is not for me.

  10. Dr.sripal

    April 29, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Novel thought… the mind and gut both at peace..

  11. Tebo

    April 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Very nice! Good-looking food + poetry. You have a good thing going here. Lovely blog! And thank you for visiting my blog, Donna.

  12. Rian

    May 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Amazing variety of foods. sushi and the like has always been my favorite. Sadly it’s not fit for a tight budget. Wonderful though, and always so beautifully presented.

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