About Otani Steak and Seafood
Otani Steak and Seafood offers Japanese hibachi tables serving fresh seafood and steaks. They offer a Sushi bar and extensive Saki selection. Live Entertainment on weekends.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment on weekends.
Tour Buses welcome.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant
Otani Steak and Seafood Ratings and Reviews
I was so disappointed with the appearanc ...
I was so disappointed with the appearance and lack of ambiance. There were fingerprints all over the front door and we came early into the evening. The dinner room was dark and appeared dingy and dirty. For some reason there was a tv in the dining room, totally out of place. Because there were no dividers in the main room where we were seated, it was very noisy. Each vacation we do a dinner out, often at a Japanese Steakhouse. We are used to an elegant, tasteful venue and this restaurant looks more like a worn out western bar than a nice restaurant. We would never return or consider Otani restaurants elsewhere.
I recently celebrated my birthday at Otani with a few close friends and family with varying ages and I must say that EVERYONE enjoyed themselves!! The food was delicious and the experience was awesome!! It was my first time going to a Hibachi style restaurant where the food was actually prepared in front of you while you sit and watch! The chef was very entertaining and made everyone laugh and have a great time!! The only con, if I had to give one, would be that I didn't like that it was my birthday and I could not be seated until the ENTIRE party arrived. As the guest of honor I felt I should've been able to sit and get the party started. But, I'm glad that it all came together in the end for a fabulous birthday celebration!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND OTANI!
Worst Birthday Dinner Ever
We had a small group of seven for my husband's birthday. There were plenty of nice restaurants we were interested in trying, but since it was a group event we decided on a Japanese Steak House for the great entertainment aspect. There is a nice steak house near our house that we enjoy, but from previous visits, we remembered Otani being just a step above in service and entertainment. We were extremely disappointed. Our chef was horrible. He never smiled or interacted with us. We tried talking to him but nothing worked. Our waitress brought the first round of drinks and never returned. When the cake was brought out we even had to move the soup bowls to make room for it. Not a single dish was picked up the during the entire dinner. There are at least seven people who will never return.
Always fun for a special occasion!
Celebrated a birthday! Food was very good. Could have used a little more flavor in the fried rice. Hibachi filet cooked perfect and good size portion! Prices a bit high, but in line with food portions. We had fun with other group at our table.
We had reservations for 8 people, but th ...
We had reservations for 8 people, but they WILL not seat you until everyone is there. 1 person was late so instead of us sitting at table ordering drinks we had to stand around for 30 minutes waiting in empty bar area with coats on, etc.... Then our waitress would not set food or drinks down on our table, she interrupt us and hand it to us instead, which was strange. The hibachi chef was good and food was good...overall a good place for groups that come together or less than 4 people. Besides the issues our group had fun.
Maybe past its prime
Although the food was good, the atmosphere is tired. Perhaps made more so by a table featuring rather obnoxious diners. The skill of the chef and his knowledge, as shared during the preparation of our meal, was extensive, the overall "show" looked unoriginal and just not vibrant.
We have t been to a hibachi place in 10 years and looked forward to sharing a fun experience w our 6 yr old son. Otani was okay but nothing special. Service was slow, chef wasn't very entertaining/engaging and the food was just so-so especially for the price. Maybe we had too high of expectations.
Good was real good quality, and chef entertaining
A great fun place to go with really good food. I wouldn't suggest your best frock if your going to enjoy the night to the full...... The flying shrimp are fun, but your ability to catch is key to the clothes you wear!
Great Service - Decent Food
We sat at one of their many hibachi tables for dinner. There were 9 at our table with a total possible if 10. It would have been very crowded if there were 10 people and 3 of the people at the table were around the age of 13...so all adults would seriously be stuffed in.
The food was decent for hibachi which is normally a little bland at most places I have experienced. The prices were average with a hibachi experience. We also ordered the sushi appetizer which was very good; I just wish they had more options when it came to that category.
The waitress was excellent and on top of everyone's drinks and extra bowls. The cook was very entertaining and had a lot of little jokes and tricks I haven't seen before.
Overall, no complaints but I won't go out of my way to go again. Hibachi is always an excellent choice when you want a more unique eating experience though.
Great food - excellent service!
We took my grandson here for his 2nd birthday. Our server and our chef made him feel very special. The chef was kid friendly and put on a good show keeping the attention of the two year old and his sisters who are 6 and 5 yrs old. Our server brought out the gong and a pineapple treat and they sang happy birthday.
Dinner was delicious - lots of food! I will go back here again.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE AT OTANIS
We made a reservation at Otani's for New Year's Eve for 7 pm. By 8:00 we were not seated and they told us it would be another 45 minutes. We were waiting in the bar area and were not able to get service in that area or at the bar. We basically stood there for over an hour and were never seated. They not only did not seem to care, but were indifferent to the fact that we made a reservation well in advance and our reservation seemed to mean nothing. I would never go back to this restaurant nor would I recommend it to anyone. Very poor service, very poor restaurant.
New Year's Eve
The Food & the chef were outstanding. We had 2 little ones with us and he was great with the kids. He was not Japanese I think Armenian and very talented. Wore a red hat. My daughter said the red hat chefs were pros and the black hat chefs just learning. The waitress disappeared a lot. We had a hard time tracking her down for drinks and then we waited forever to get the check so we finally hunted her down.
Best Hibachi in Virginia Beach
came here for my grandfathers bday. Had a group of 6 plus a highchair. We had a reservation at 630 however we didn't get sat until 7 and didn't get served our dinner until 730. That was extremely frustrating especially since we had my one year old daughter with us. Other than that, the food was great as it always is. I've been to several other hibachi restaurants throughout hampton roads and this one is by far the best when it comes to the quality of your food. The chicken and shrimp hibachi was delicious and my husband had the steak (filet) which was cooked perfectly and very tender.
Nice staff but needs a good cleaning
We have gone to Japanese Steakhouses for years on Christmas eve with our family and had not been to Otani for a while. We decided on Otani versus other smaller establishments closer to home as we needed to be at that part of town for another event that evening. We had a party of 12 at the table. The staff was very friendly, just like I remembered in the past. The food was good, however my niece had what appeared to be bad calamari. The staff quickly offered her another meal which helped the situation. The problem I had and the reason I will not return is that the restaurant seemed grimy and in need of a solid cleaning. The floor was very slick, most likely from cooking residue. A manager came to check it out after we mentioned it but frankly, it could not be well cleaned while any customers were in the place. I am not sure we will return.
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