House of Japan - Polaris
House of Japan - Polaris

House of Japan - Polaris

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.houseofjapanohio.com/
  • Phone: 614-781-1776
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: T.R.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Anne, Julie, or Wen 614-781-1776
  • Entertainment: Watch our chefs perform tricks, flying shrimp tails, fire volcano, juggling eggs and much more... You have to come to experience it!!!! Bring the kids too... They would love it!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polaris Pkwy and Sancus Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from House of Japan - Polaris
Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse, Seafood, and Sushi Restaurant where we cook and entertain you right in front of the Grill. Everyone gets a Front Row Seat!!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
House of Japan - Polaris reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (35)special occasion (31)kid-friendly (22)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)romantic (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    mKry19471
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My family and I have always went to House of Japan (Polaris). We absolutely love it and recommend it to others. The food is outstanding, the service is great, and it's an overall amazing place! I will continue to come here and continue to recommend others to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times with a High Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The dining experience was great from a service and hibachi style cooking perspective however it is a bit pricey and pretty loud which can be annoying if you are in a small group or a couple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    Luvgoodfood55
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to eat here as a family dinner night out. We have eaten here before and they didn't disappoint us. The chefs are very personable and friendly but also very skilled in their preparation of our hibachi dinners. My son ordered 2 California rolls for his dinner and he enjoyed them. My husband and I ordered the hibachi scallops with egg yolk sauce, sooooo good. My daughter ordered the hibachi filet mignon and had no complaints. The waitress Taylor was very attentive refilling drinks as needed. My serving was large and I had enough after I was full to take home for lunch the next day. This is our favorite hibachi restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yervalier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food and service. We love to celebrate birthdays here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My only negative is there was no "Yum-Yum" sauce or something similar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    kimmypearson
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my girls for a back to school dinner. It was a great experience and food was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal had by All
    BuddyBrad
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Myself and co-workers have been here a number of times and are never disappointed. The show is "the show" after awhile, but the food is so fresh and tasty that we mainly come for that. It's a fun dinner to partake in with a bunch of folks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was the first time eating at your establishment. We enjoyed ourselves and when in the neighborhood, would eat there again. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best!
    luvHOJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been coming here for years! I even have my brother and his family hooked and they live in Youngstown!!! Wonderful and energetic atmosphere and great food! Best place I know of!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really want to love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been to this location at least fifteen times, and keep coming back for the great food and friendly service. I have been to many Japanese steakhouses and love your food the best! However, the chefs are not very engaging or entertaining. They don't seem well trained or even interested sometimes. It ruins the experience for the price you pay.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUNDAY LUNCH
    lunch28
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Everything was excellent-my only complaint was the length it took to get a seat-my reservation was at 1:00,but I did not get seated until shortly before 2:00.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Scott
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Ever since I was a kid I always have enjoys Japanese Steak House but this time was disappointing and very boring to say the least. The food was alright but everything else seemed slow. Very disappointed...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    A little noisy at times but fun atmosphere. We come here at every birthday year after year.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    jmw826
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We absolutely LOVE this place! Every time we go to Columbus we ALWAYS have to stop here. Our 4-year-old loves coming too because he has so much fun watching the chefs do their "tricks" and everyone is always so helpful and friendly! They even give a little extra and sometimes let you try other food they're cooking. It is definitely worth the price and we have always had a great time going whether it's been with our son, with friends and family, or just me and my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Good food! Felt rushed to sit down this time!0, as they like to fill up the tables! Great food, but keep in mind that it is very child friendly. If you have little children, don't hesitate to take them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    FoodReview
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The House of Japan chefs are not only wonderful cooks, but also great entertainers. It is a dining experience like no other. You know your food is fresh and you see all the ingredients that go into it. Love House of Japan!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing!
    fatandhappy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Although I cannot remember our chefs name (I'm terrible at remembering names, and the sake didn't help ;)) but he was the most enjoyable, enthusiastic, hilarious, and quite possibly the best one I've ever seen at a Japanese steakhouse! And the food and apple sake was simply amazing. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bigmack
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The chef was fantastic for adults and the show was very entertaining he was good with the kids also it was a good experience . Thank You !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Fujiyama
    Leslie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We tried House of Japan for my sons birthday. He usually chooses Fujiyama. We were very disappointed in the good. We will be back to Fujiyama next year!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 439 reviews are from the House of Japan - Polaris reviews archive.
  • Mind blowing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I took my daughter here for the first time. She was just blown away from the cooking "show" the amount of portions and the fabulous taste!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loves2Eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went on Mothers Day. Very busy place but still had very good service and the food was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made reservations for six. At six thirty went up to desk and was told we would be sitted shortly. Once we were finally sitted the rest of the evening was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible organization and seating
    tamarillalynn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As usual, the food is still really good here. However, I don't think I will be back for two reasons. One, even though we made reservations we still had to wait for a half hour to be seated. Then when we finally got seated they crammed 11 people around a table that was only comfortable for 8. There was no room for plates, and certainly not enough room to enjoy our meal. It's ridiculous that they squeeze an extra three people to a table just so that they can shove more people into the restaurant. I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded
    Eatout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went to this restaurant on Mother's Day. Very crowded but we had reservations and were seated on time. However, the tables are made for 8 and 11 were seated (including 3 children). This made for very cramped dining. The food was very good and the service fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Morther's Day Bust
    Bust
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If we pick and Japanize place to eat it is only at "House of Japan"! BUT Mother's Day was the worst I have ever had. We were seated with a total of 11 people at an 8 person table. The cook was going so fast he said nothing to my children. The food was NOT good. The rice was still hard, to the point that my 5 year old noticed. I understand it is a Holiday and they have the right to service dinner price's anytime they want BUT come one. Just because they knew they would be busy at lunch time they toss a hand written note on the front door that say's "dinner prices" all. day. I was really disappointed. I hear that Shi Chi is good across town. I know next time I will be checking it out for my self.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for group
    DanO
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A group of eight of us had brunch here for Mother's Day, treating mom and grandma. The chef was entertaining to watch and interact with, and he was careful to make each meal according to each person's preferences. Very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food with great entertainment
    skipsreview
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food, service, and the chef that prepared the meal were all great. It was entertaining being that close to all the action while things were being prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    ThreadOne
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my mother and my 6yr old daughter here for Mother's day and both of them had a blast. Food was good and our chef was fun as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kcoffee95
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My son and his friends came to your restaraunt for dinner before prom. When they got home all they could talk about was their experience at your place. They really enjoyed it and loved the food.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun family dining experience
    PennyF
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food is always excellent. A nice atmosphere for all age levels. A little on the expensive side but you get a ton of excellent food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more than an apology
    Frustrated
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Good time, good food and never get bored watching the chefs entertain at this restaurant. We were informed of a billing error nearing $800 only to find, when we saw the receipt, it was nearly $1600. The waitress apologize and explained how it occurred but the real shock came when the manager responded "it is only a transaction". Seriously? In a restaurant of working class adults and many other teenage prom goers, i'm not sure how many of us can afford an error of this magnitude only to learn it would be fixed in 3-5 business days.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious ..
    Willbeback
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The expirence was wonderful! Staff was nice, and chef was amazing and very entertaining. Highy recommend to check it out!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    KCandtheband
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Had family in from out of town, we were seated promptly, our meal was perfect. Enjoyed good conversation and loved the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old and tired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food was only seasoned with way too much soy sauce and was otherwise flavorless. For the price, it was definitely not worth it. We have been going here for over 10 years, but have not been here for a while and I remember why, just not worth it. I sent an email to them via their website several days ago nicely explaining our experience as not as good as it was in years past, but have not heard back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    House of Japan consistency has great food. This trip, though, the chef was new and had trouble dividing up the food. Since I was on the end of the table, there was never quite enough left when he got to me. It's just a little annoying when you're paying a lot to eat there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I gave a 5 for overall but
    UKandFriends
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I gave a 5 for overall but a 4 for service because the gentleman at the bar didn't seem to friendly. The hostess, waitress and chef was outstanding! The Chef had me in stitches. I brought a friend for her birthday and another friend from the UK so I was very happy that he was able to entertain us. I have been here before but I enjoyed myself the most this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoy going to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We enjoy going to this restaurant as a family. We all enjoy the food and entertainment of the chefs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regardless of reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Regardless of reservation, still wait forever. They are never on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Quality Chef
    USAFlag
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I have Been To House of Japan in Dublin many times over the past 10 years. My experience has always been excellent. I decided to try the one at Polaris. This was the first time my Husband and Mother-in-Law has been to this restaurant. I was very disappointed. The chef was not entertaining, spent more time looking at the table behind us then paying attention to our table, did not smile much, and mumbled when he did talk. He seemed hung over and did not want to be there. I had to listen to my husband complain for about the next 2 hours after we left. I will continue to enjoy House of Japan, but the one in Dublin - Not the one in Polaris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    RowlandSmith
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Love this resturant! Not a bad price for Lunch! Atmosphere was great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic