About Ron of Japan - Chicago
With your choice of Japanese favorites such as seafood, chicken, steak and vegetables artfully grilled on an iron plate, our phenomenal tableside cooking experience at Ron of Japan is truly an experience worth sharing.
For an evening you’ll never forget - whether you’re with a group or you’re seeking a taste of something extravagant - you’re never alone. Join us at Ron of Japan to celebrate an occasion with a unifying dining experience that emphasizes the Japanese element with a uniquely familiar sense of friendship and flavor.
Ron of Japan is distinguished by our highly trained chefs who put their culinary eccentricities on display while they blend their classic cooking technique into our bold flavors - giving you an invigorating and delicious teppan-grilled specialty.
Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Valet & Street Parking also available
El Stop State & Grand
Ron of Japan - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
Nothing special. Food was ok but lacked ...
Nothing special. Food was ok but lacked seasoning. I was hoping for showmanship from the table chef as I've experienced from other hibachi restaurants but it was nonexistent here. I also noted on my reservation that we were celebrating my sons birthday and it was never acknowledged. I was disappointed .
Segundo is the best cook! The food is am ...
Segundo is the best cook! The food is amazing. I've been coming here since I was 7 years old and brought a friend who has never been here before...she Loved it and can't wait to return. No one can beat their Shrimp and Lobster..let's not forget the Salad Dressing! People in the "know" come here. How people go to Benihana is a mystery to me
This has been our family's favorite for ...
This has been our family's favorite for many years. We've dined with our sons who are now adults with their own families and now we bring our grands. The food is always delicious and consistent after all these years and service is always really good.
The first time I and my wife attended th ...
The first time I and my wife attended this restaurant was 27 years ago, on our one year anniversary of dating , on the 7/11/16 was our 24 year anniversary of marriage. We made it a habit of attending every year on our anniversary and I have to say it's always a great experience it makes our day extra special.
Thank you to all the chef's you guys are awesome.
My wife and I went here while on a stay- ...
My wife and I went here while on a stay-cation in the city. We were extremely excited by the thought of a hibachi place right around the corner from where we were staying. As we were seated our waiter was extremely short with us and didn't bring us drinks for over 20 min. Once the chef came out we didn't see our waiter for a while to get refills either. The biggest issue was the prices. We walked out of there spending over 80$ and were still hungry. Compared to other hibachi places this is unheard of. The food was bland and over priced. We will never go here again.
My husband and I were celebrating a late ...
My husband and I were celebrating a late Father's Day. This was the first time either one of us had visited this establishment. I had heard good reviews from other people and decided to give it a try since we were staying in the Downtown area. We were seated with another couple and their young son, along with an older couple, our waiter came out and took our order. After which the chef came and begin to prepare our meal. The soup and salad was decent next, was the entrees we had ordered; I ordered the shrimp and steak and my husband ordered the chicken and shrimp. It was horrible!! the food lacked both taste and proper seasoning. I felt so bad for my husband because after all, this was suppose to be a nice celebration for him. After dinner my husband and I went to Dunkin Donuts and then 711 for snacks after spending over $100.00 for a disgusting dinner!!!
Unsavory Birthday Experience
I brought a group of my friends here for a birthday celebration but it wasn't a very pleasant experience. In particular, we thought the service was very subpar and unenthusiastic with the waiting staff and the chef. For example, we weren't offer any water the entire time we were seated. One of my friends had to ask the chef to bring some water since the waitress barely attended or checked on us. The food itself was okay but we didn't think the portion size and flavor were worth the price. It actually took us awhile to even understand the prices on the menu given the confusing layout (and again this could've been easily resolved if the waitress offered to help us). I was super excited about coming to the establishment but I left fairly embarrassed since the birthday guest was unhappy. The staff did sing a birthday song but they presented some type of fake pineapple with candles that wasn't even a dessert. We weren't quite sure what to make or do with that presentation since it was poorly executed.
This place is not worth the money! I've ...
This place is not worth the money! I've been to much better hibachi restaurants that cost a lot less. Our entire party of 5 paid extra for "fried rice". Our rice was white with some ground beef and egg added in. No soy sauce or flavor of any kind. Oh, except for black pepper. Our chef was very heavy handed on the black pepper. You would think for the price you are paying that the chefs would at least perform a little like at most hibachi restaurants with the twirling knives, volcano onion, etc., but no. I wouldn't have minded that part so much if the food was better. They only gave teriyaki sauce with meal, no soy or ginger. Very disappointing! No option for the garlic topping for shrimp, another disappointment. Our server was attentive but almost overly so. Just because you keep saying "no rush" doesn't mean you are not rushing us. My daughter was still eating when take out boxes were brought over and server came back for check every 2 mins after it was left on the table. No time to relax after your meal. I guess they needed the table! We would never return to this restaurant. Save your money!
Consistently good but pricey
This was my second visit to the Chicago Ron of Japan. For Mothers' Day the menu was limited and slightly more expensive than usual. Service was pleasant but not exceptional. Our chef looked Turkish and said very little. My party of three shared a table with another mother/father/son and conversation was good. The food is consistently good, but overpriced (which should be expected given the neighborhood).
I have wanted to go to this restaurant for awhile - since I live close by. I was very dissatisfied with the seating arrangement (a curved booth with 5 strangers), the food (mediocre at best), the service (we felt very rushed), and the menu (which was unimaginative and did not seem like a Japanese restaurant). In addition, the prices, for what was offered, were very high. I can't think of any reason to go back.
This is a famous cook-at-your-table Japa ...
This is a famous cook-at-your-table Japanese steak house. However, while quite expensive, the food was bland, all of the food was served very quickly (e.g., shrimp and beef were served just after the salad, giving us no time to eat the salad without letting the hot food get cold). The typical "show" of clanking knives, cutting veggies, making an onion volcano, etc., did not exist. Our sense was that this was the first time our cook ever cooked, but there was no show at any of the tables. As for ambience, loud rock music was playing
Our waiter didn't realize her table (our ...
Our waiter didn't realize her table (our group) had been seated for about 25 minutes. When she realized the mistake, she seemed genuinely horrified and was very apologetic. Otherwise provided great service thereafter. Food as always was outstanding.
Things have changed
We've been going to Ron of Japan for more than 20 yrs and we agreed that while the food quality is still good, the portions are getting smaller. Out of the eight people at the table, two didn't want mushrooms in their vegetables. The table chef omitted mushrooms completely from the stir fry. I asked why and he didn't answer me. We agreed that we probably won't be going back anymore.
Ron of Japan is awesome!
I've been coming to Ron of Japan since I was a little kid with my parents I am now 32, the service and food still taste as great as I remember. I've had the pleasure of meeting different cooks seguendo, Charles and lee all very friendly and great at what they do. I love this place and will continue to dine here always. I recommend the shogun dinner, try the egg yolk sauce it's the best creation ever! I love the atmosphere of it all you sit with others and Iget to talk to different people every time while watching the cooks cook in front of you. The waitresses are kind and the bartenders are very friendly as well.
I came here for Valentine's Day because they had a "Special" menu that they didn't publish online. Turns out, this "special menu" consisted of half of the original menu in an effort to keep their costs down for Valentine's Day. Don't worry though guys, they made sure to include the $100 steak dinner.
ALL prices were jacked up. ~$4 for a bowl of white rice?
When my date asked for spicy tuna rolls, they said they couldn't deviate from the menu and only can make non-spice tuna rolls. I was ready to leave after sitting at the cooking table for 20 minutes before the chef came out.
Won't return here, very disappointed.
Enjoyed my dinner but not the group
I know they we sit with strangers but this group i wasn't to happy about. A girl with a fake baby was at the table I understnad it may have been for school but that was not the time and place. Wasn't too happy with the two men couple who was sitting with us. Dinner as always was great just not happy with the group sit down.
I wasn't sure about this place after rea ...
I wasn't sure about this place after reading some of the negative reviews, but I'm glad I gave it a shot. My fiancé is a Japanophile, and this was my Valentine's Day present to him. The service was efficient, which I really appreciated -- though I never felt rushed. The food was wonderful, and the chef was friendly without being intrusive. The waitress did mess up my initial sake order, but she corrected it with the next bottle. That egg sauce is addictive-- I wanted it on everything!! Overall, this is a great place for a double date or a group of friends. Also, the proportions were just right-- not too much, but enough to fill you up.
Stay Far Away from this place .
Ron of Japan is the worst of the worst restaurant in all of Chicago. Terrible food, dark gloomy old atmosphere and really poor ventilation. Left there very hungry and clothes smelled like cheap cooking oil. Avoid at all cost!!
Our chef, Lee, was personable and pleasa ...
Our chef, Lee, was personable and pleasant! He made us feel very comfortable & involved in the whole teppenyaki experience! Our waiter, Ben, was also wonderful. He checked on us frequently and was attentive to my allergy issues.
Solid at best
I'm huge on Japanese steakhouses. I absolutely love them. I was not a huge fan of the food here. Service was awesome. Ambient is nice. Food is overrated. Small portions for a big buck. Fried rice with beef seemed americanized. Not great on flavor. Vegetables were good. Chicken shrimp and steak were okay. Not my top 10 steakhouses though.
Our sever provided adequate service to us, but was noticeably short and not nearly as pleasant with the other couple at our table. It was awkward to witness, as any request made by the other couple was perfectly reasonable.
Food was great. Atmosphere was great. Really enjoyed everything else.
We have been here several times before and have the food has always been amazing, and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each time. We usually reserve this restaurant for special occasions, this last time was our 30th anniversary. Would definitely go back again and again.
Awesome As Always
I have been coming to Ron for the past 35 years. It has had very minimal changes since the 1980s. The waitress's used to wear traditional Japanese dress. But now you will be taken very good care of by one of the very attentive servers in a black shirt and tie. The food as always is fantastic . It is as good or better then the first time. Every employee is happy and smiling ! We have celebrated many family birthdays here as well as date nights for two. I highly recommend it to all !
Have written numerous reviews for this r ...
Have written numerous reviews for this restaurant - have dined here numerous times and will continue to do so!
BEYOND OUTSTANDING FOOD
BEYOND OUTSTANDING QUALITY
BEYOND OUTSTANDING AMBIENCE
BEYOND OUTSTANDING SERVICE
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