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
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Ron of Japan - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
Emily was great with my many changes. Mo ...
Emily was great with my many changes.
Mo the cook was outstanding great service.
Waiter can remember his name tall and handsome he was great as while
The bar tender was perfect great customer service.
Food was expensive and not as good as I ...
Food was expensive and not as good as I expected for money, other than the lobster and shrimp. The Lobster and Shrimp was better than expected.
The overall experience was good, but I wouldn't come back to this place unless I had clients who really wanted go. I may go on a special occasion and I was mood for Japanese food.
While Ron of Japan is a Chicago mainstay ...
While Ron of Japan is a Chicago mainstay, it is way over priced for the food quality. The dining room could benefit from a remodel/update; it feel long in the tooth.
I really don't like going places where I leave smelling like the food.
The person who prepared our food did a perfunctory job; not good, not bad; little excitement for the role; just going through the motions.
I really don't like the soy cream goo that they put on the shrimp; what is that stuff?
We came here for our family back to school dinner with our high schoolers. My daughter just really wanted to come here because she loves that the food is prepared at the table.
For me, RoJ would never be in my short list.
The ambience was intimate, quiet, and ve ...
The ambience was intimate, quiet, and very stylish. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful...everything was fresh, delicious, and well-prepared. I'm told the at-table grilling was not quite as theatrical as Benihana, which suite me just fine. I absolutely love this place, and would go there again without hesitation.
Dinner was nice and just how I remembers ...
Dinner was nice and just how I remembers it ~25 years ago. Best thing in the menu is the shrimp with egg yolks. Super delicious. Saki was delightful and green tea ice cream is a must! Really enjoyed the evening however dinner for 4 was fairly pricy!
My friends and I have been coming to the ...
My friends and I have been coming to the Ron of Japan since they opened back in the early seventies. We come mainly for the steak and in particular the shrimp; with a one of a kind egg batter that is second to none. We've had many special occasions celebrated here and the food never disappoints. The only negative for me is that I miss the authentic Japanese traditional folk music that used to play in the background, it was part of the special ambience.
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.
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