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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet & Street Parking also available
El Stop State & Grand
Ron of Japan - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
I've eaten at many Japanese Hibachi rest ...
I've eaten at many Japanese Hibachi restaurants and love the concept. However, this restaurant is not ideal in that you are seated at low booths or tables (vs normal high tables) and there was little to no showmanship that is customary. Service (e.g. drinks etc.) also was not up to my standards and not very attentive. Food was okay, but nothing special.
We have gone to Ron of Japan many times ...
We have gone to Ron of Japan many times and I couldn't have been more disappointed! They did away with any of the fancy knife skills and tricks. The veggies came out pre-cut, the rice had ground beef in it and tasted only of salt. Our chef was completely inpersonable. We will never go back. What a shame!
We've been dining at Ron of Japan for ye ...
We've been dining at Ron of Japan for years at their Northbrook location and always have a great time. I have also dined that this specific location over a dozen times and this was by far the WORST experience we ever had. The chef threw the food on the flat top and would walk away. LOADED the food with salt. No interaction, no tricks. No one bussed our table at all. Salad bowls, empty glassware, everything still sitting on the table when dessert came. It was a friend's birthday and a server (not even our server) threw the sparkler down on the grill and it slid across almost falling over onto my friend. When we spoke with the manager he said they don't do tricks. When we said we've been coming to their Northbrook location for over 25 years and they always do them. He then tried telling us he works closely with the managers there and they don't do them. When we told him how much salt the chef put on the food he said... Well they cook to their own taste. As a restaurant operator that is CRAP! Normally we wouldn't complain because we are all in the service industry, but this entire experience with the exception of the host stand was HORRIBLE! Next time we will be sure to take our business elsewhere
The food is good and the staff is nice. ...
The food is good and the staff is nice. There just isn't the showmanship once seen at these places. No tricks like at Benihana. So at the end you are wondering why you ate at a grill (and smell like a grill) if there is no entertainment value.
We had an early reservation, 6 PM, becau ...
We had an early reservation, 6 PM, because we have small children and as of 6:45 still had not been served. We did not leave until close to 8:30. Overall, I thought everything took way too long.
Otherwise, food was good and we all enjoyed. We just got home too late!
We have been to this location many times ...
We have been to this location many times. It had been several months since we ventured back and left this time a little disappointed. Our server was new, which was ok, but for a very slow Sunday afternoon, the service was slow. The food was as spectacular as in the past. Our filet was salty and it seemed the portions were smaller even though the prices went up. Slightly disappointed but would go back again.
There was so much grease on the food and ...
There was so much grease on the food and all over--the menus, everything...the nature of cooking right up close, but at other Japanese styled restaurants with a similar theme, I've not seen so much grease. Perhaps better ventilation or different plates will help. We will not be returning to this place.
The other guests we sat with did not tak ...
The other guests we sat with did not take the hint we wanted to keep conversations to ourselves - they were very intrusive asking questions and didn't take our hint we wanted to be left alone. It was the most uncomfortable RoJ dinner we've had in 20 years.
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!!!
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