I live in Michigan. We have a similar restaurant here called shoguns. The prices r comparable to Ron’s but Shogun’s is worth the cash. Ron’s u don’t get nearly enough food. The sushi was to die for though. But as for the main course...not worth the money to me and the 5 ppl we were with. The chef was not interactive with us at all. Actually looked like he hated his job. The best part, aside from the sushi, was the fact that it’s individual hibachi grills for each table.
The restaurant has gone downhill over the years. Our cook did not do anything entertaining. No flames, no flipping or clanging as we watched other tables be entertained. The food was ok. We were celebrating a birthday and that was listed in our rsvp and still no entertaining cooking.
Our dinner had no showmanship. There was literally no showmanship. He came to the table, cooked our food and that was it. I'm ok paying the inflated prices for food, because you are also paying for a "show." Service was perfunctory and we definitely we felt rushed.
Grease, grease, grease. Chicken has less than zero flavor.
very expensive for the amount of food you get. The beef fried rice was made with ground beef (unimpressed) he over compensate with tons of fried vegetables.
Expensive and probably better places for hibachi but it was good for the experience
The food was delicious. Our server Segundo went above and beyond to make the dinner special.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The drinks, lobster, shrimp and veggies are always delicious. And I love the egg yoke sauce. No other Hibiachi restaurant can touch their egg yoke sauce. Great place...
Food overall was delicious and the person who cooked our food was so friendly and professional however the person who took my mother in law food order was a disrespectful. It seem like he didn’t want to be there, he was in a rush in taking our order, snatch the menu.
Having been regulars for a number of years, we used to love the chefs and the staff. But over the last year in particular, the establishment has less of an authentic feel with the change in staff, chefs, and music. Our last visit this week may possibly be just that: the last visit. I made an early reservation so we could go home early, but instead we had to wait for a party of 5 who took forever to order and did so with many conditions. The waiter was slow and didn't do much to speed things along knowing we had waited quite a bit of time for the others to be seated and settled. Because of the food restrictions of the other party, our food tasted bland. In total we spend at least 2 hours there and felt disappointed exiting. I used to love coming to Ron's, now I don't see myself returning.
Bland burnt food and awful service! Definitely not worth the price !
This was my first visit to this place. I had read the reviews prior to going. Read some good reviews and some bad. So I went in with an open mind. I was prepared to pay for an expensive dinner. The food was great. Lots of food btw. What I enjoyed the most was the experience . Having the chef cook the food in front of you was pretty cool. The location is great since after dinner we walked around down town. The only downside was parking. We went on a Saturday night and ended up paying $35 for parking in a garage. BUT like I mentioned before , I was prepared. I made a reservation earlier in the day and arrived about 5 min. Before. We were promptly seated before I could order anything at the bar. Will be going back for sure.
Grill did not work when we sat down, so food took a while. Cook had to be asked to provide a little entertainment. There was no apology for wait nor discount offered for poor service. Cook barely interacted. Very poor representation of what I know this restaurant can provide to it’s customers.
The food was really good however my issue was is that myself and my fiance arrived at 8:32 we had reservations for 8:30 we were not seated until 9:55 p.m. which made us miss our other reservations that we had later in the evening. Had I not said anything to the hostess I believe we would have been sitting in the bar area past 9:55. I suggest in the future that they do a better job of accommodating large crowds especially on occasions like Valentine's Day. They had terrible service as far as the waitress goals she was rude condescending and then seem like she wanted to be there at the end of the night we ask for several to go boxes and never received them had to ask another gentleman who was waiting to table for him she also gave us plastic bags and told us that they didn't have any additional Ron of Japan bags however, when we spoke to the other waiter he brought us out several Ron of Japan bags. Additionally, my Fork still had rice in it. The chef was amazing, maybe in the future we'll try the restaurant again.
This was my first time at Ron of Japan I love the group seating and the show put on by the cook. My food was hot and fresh the waitress was very accommodating and engaging. even though I loved my food I did not like the beef fried rice just wasn't my favorite but everything else was amazing.
Amazing staff, amazing food, and amazing drinks!
Anniversary Engagement Dinner
Food was plentiful, however, it is Americanized. This space is warm so dress accordingly.
Chef was great. Food was ok. I felt like the waiter was rushing us.
We went with are 2 kids for my husbands bday. We all loved it! The food was great and we loved them cooking in front of us.
We stopped here because 1) it is across the street from the hotel we were staying at and 2) my husband had been there with his parents way-back-when. The food was greasy in general, although the cook was nice and capable. The 'egg sauce' thing that seems to be special to the restaurant is either something you will like (like our table mates) or not (us). It's odd, and I don't even want to know what it is. Place was clean. You could watch a sport game if you wanted. Bottom line: Not necessary to return.
The visit started out slow. .. the greeters forgot us and we wanted 30 minutes before we were seated. Our server was lack luster in personality. The person I was with wasn't comfortable at the booth. Since we wanted for 30 minutes, the greeter could've asked our preference of table. Food was great.
The other guests at the table were nice. Price inflated for NYE.
Served me and father Tri tip sirloin not filet mignon with shogun
Our chef had been working for them for over 32 years. Great food, great service, great chef
Long wait despite reservations
Meal was good. Service was rather slow.
I picked this restaurant based on the reviews. Clearly, the people who had eaten here have no taste buds. The food is blane. My steak was cook well done. My beef fried rice (which had hamburger meat in it) was HORRIBLE. The egg sauce was not good. The drinks were great! Overall, I will continue to visit my 3 other Habachi options in Tinley, Orland and Merriville. Ron of Japan is for people who arent familar with Habachi! TWO THUMBS DOWN!
Over priced . Average food
Chef Hugo had an attitude and never smiled
Excellent place to spend a birthday. Great vibes and food.
Ron of Japan is great! I wasn't too crazy about being seated with strangers, but eventually the ice was broken and it actually worked out in our favor because we got to watch everyone's dish be made right in front of us, because we all ordered something different. My favorite part was Chef Juan, HIGHLY recommended by the way! Smiled the entire time, interacted with us, and made sure we were satisfied. I couldn't believe the egg sauce was put on all the food! Obviously, you could opt out of it, but this is exactly what a new experience should be like. Overall, will be going back!
P.S. be sure to check out all the celebrities that sat in those same seats before you!
Great Experience, the Chef was entertaining , food prepared perfectly , wait staff awesome
Love the shrimp and egg sauce. It was amazing. Only place I have been able to find it is in Chicago area. Good food and service. Prices have gone up a lot.
Service was very poor! It took forever to order and we couldn’t find the server to pay the bills.
Have been going there for 30 years. Our chef Segundo is the best and it's my favorite Japenese restaurant however since going under new management for the last few years, the prices have sky rocketed.
Excellent all the way around, everything was top notch. Thanks
After traveling to Japan, I sought to find authentic Japanese cuisine in Chicago. Ron of Japan has supassed any cuisine found in Japan itself, it features egg sauce, an ancient Japanese tradition. Highly recommend Rahm!
I’ve been going to this restaurant every year for my birthday for 8 years in a row now. Sad to say that the service wasn’t as great this time. Service was slow and inattentive – had to wait a long time to get water refills, server never checked in on us, never asked if we needed anything. This visit was not up to par. Very disappointed as this used to be my favorite restaurant in Chicago.
Great food, great service and great asthetics. Have been there many times. Kids love it!
Tradition in our family to see the lights for the holidays and have an excellent meal at Ron’s! This year they didn’t disappoint! They even fitted us in a bit early!