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
This is a great restaurant for an energe ...
This is a great restaurant for an energetic and entertaining dining experience! The scallops cannot be beat!
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).
Loved this restaurant in Chicago. Special shout out to Cook Segundo!
Great food. Great service. It's always a ...
Great food. Great service. It's always a pleasure to dine at Ron of Japan.
I had some special request when I made the reservation. And they were able to accommadate me. Really enjoy the food and ambiance of the restaurant. Can't wait to come again.
Amazing time :)
The whole experience was amazing! I loved going for my birthday.
My ten year old daughter loves the showm ...
My ten year old daughter loves the showmanship of the cooks. Our chef excelled as usual.
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.
Food was overpriced for quality. No seas ...
Food was overpriced for quality. No seasoning on food. Overall a big disappointment chef did not social with table at all.
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.
The food is WAY better than similar hiba ...
The food is WAY better than similar hibachi places like Benihana's. Chefs are there to cook great food, not do tricks.
The King Crab was excellent.
The King Crab was excellent.
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 !
Excellent food masterfully prepared befo ...
Excellent food masterfully prepared before your eyes. More showmanship with cooking knives, as is typical in other hibachi restaurants, would have have made it even better.
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
My favorite of the teppenyaki restaurants
I still enjoy the nostalgia of visiting these teppenyaki restaurants and Ron of Japan is much better than most. The shrimp appetizer is delicious with the egg topping, the steak is cooked nicely, and I love the fried rice. You may find more elaborate presentations at other teppenyaki restaurants, but you won't find better food.
I was impressed with the quality of my m ...
I was impressed with the quality of my meals. I have been coming here for years and am glad to see the quality is not being compromised.
I've been here more times I can remember ...
I've been here more times I can remember. Always always always such an exceptional experience! I recommend this place to anyone who wants excellent quality of food and even better service. Ambience, food and service are outstanding
The food was over priced and flavorless. ...
The food was over priced and flavorless. I think the restaurant needs to reevaluate the chefs that are cooking.
We were here on Christmas night and the ...
We were here on Christmas night and the whole experience was amazing..the service in both the bar and when we were seated was fabulous..the chef was amazing and entertaining and the food was absolutely delicious! Love this place!
Love Ron of Japan - Egg sauce is absolut ...
Love Ron of Japan - Egg sauce is absolutely amazing!!!!!
Preparation of the food
Preparation of the food
Not What It Used To Be
Let me start by saying I was never a big fan of the group table chop-chop show. Our kids used to like the flash of fire, the knife tricks and the personalities of the table chefs, so that made it a family event. We decided to go with our son and granddaughter. We thought she would get a kick out of the show. Well.....the only show was a huge burst of fire on the cooktop that was cool...but really hot! -actually so much fire it scared her! The table chef no long whips his flashy knives around, no longer jokes with the patrons and no magic volcano made out of onion stacked like a mountain. Just stir fry that is mediocre, too smokey and not fun at all! So disappointed! And the prices!!!!! For that I want the darn show please!
PERFECT FOR FAMILY OR ROMANTIC EVENING O ...
PERFECT FOR FAMILY OR ROMANTIC EVENING OR NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS! ALWAYS OUTSTANDING! I come here every year on my birthday and will continue to do so. My all time favorite restaurant! The food is delicious, the cook's show is amazing, and my overall experience every time is beyond outstanding. I always have such memorable exceptional experience. I've never left unsatisfied, this place is always exceeding my expectations. I recommend this place to everyone I know and meet! #1 true and loyal customer here. Will be back again and again. Thank you for unbelievable nights here!
Not A Fan
This is my second time trying this place, and it was overpriced and awful. Nothing like paying a lot of money on food that is not worth more than $10. The only thing that I would EVER eat there is the fried rice. Everything else was horrid. The salmon was SUPER fishy and the steak had no taste. Very disappointing.
All egg sauce, all day, every day. I want that egg sauce on everything omg it is the best.
Our waiter was a bit rude and very inatt ...
Our waiter was a bit rude and very inattentive. The food, however, was pretty good!
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