I'm not a huge fan of hibachi
I'm not a huge fan of hibachi dining. The food at Ron of Japan is far better than your average spot. It is tasty and fresh. This restaurant is terrific, great blend of good food, kitch and fun!
11/19/2012 4:00:00 PM
Both the food and the service
Both the food and the service were excellent. Highly recommended.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went out for dinner for moms birthday and the place was a hit!! Definatly be back there again
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ron of Japan is my daughters
Ron of Japan is my daughters favorite so we celebrate here. We had a delayed celebration because she was home from college after her birthday - it is always worth the wait! Thanks for a fun and great place to celebrate!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice with grandkids
My husband and I took 5 grandchildren, ages 7-10. Having a booth keeps everyone corralled and the kids like it better too. The blast of fire was disconcerting to one of them when he was 5, so be sure to let the chef know if you don't want it. Also the shrimp kids meal is only 3 shrimp, way to small for the 8 year old. Chicken and sirloin kids meals were more than generous and sharing is easy. Milk is not an option but the kids all loved the fruit smoothies.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time with my family
Had a great time with my family on Mother's Day, would definitely recommend it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
STILL GOOD AFTER MANY YEARS
I used to go there when I lived in Chicago. Now that I have moved away it is nice to go once again. The food and menu have changed but it's still wonderful. At first I thought their prices were a little high but I soon changed my mind after one bite of their beef. I could tell right away that it was quality beef. The shrimp portions are generous as was the lobster tail. All in all it was worth it and we had a great time with the other folks at our table.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Ron of Japan. Kids love it, grandparents love it, we love it. It's fun, the food is great, and their birthday song is fun for one and all. Highly recommend it for young and old and everyone in between-- but for the kids, especially. My picky kids love the food. Every single bite. And we rarely have leftovers. Big parties are easily accommodated and the tables are round and facilitate lots of interaction that a long traditional table at a different restaurant wouldn't. The fire burst is always an event and the chefs aren't just good -- they are nice and we learn something about Asian cultures (not just Japanese) every time. Great experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun experience and good service
We went for a special occasion and the dining experience was fun. The décor enhances the experience. The food was good but having it cooked in front of you is why you go there. The service was very good. We had a server who was being trained and it was very clear what details to service the management expected from the servers. Never had to ask for water as it was refilled multiple times throughout the evening. I always wanted to go to this style of Japanese restaurants and was not disappointed.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to be better
Oh the memories of this place. The food is still exceptional but the service is no longer the dotting Japanese woman to care for your needs. What is left of the service is a weak remnant. To be clear the table chef's are still great I am looking at the waitstaff.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ron Of Japan
Have been going to this restaurant for 30 year. It could for sure use some updating on the decor, but brings back plenty of great memories the way it is. Fun how they cook at your table. They don't do fancy tricks, it is more classy then Benihana I think.
Food is so good and the yellow sauce is the BEST!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Family Gathering
This place is great for a family gathering and the cocktails were awesome. The food was cooked to perfection. Loved every minute!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the shrimp sauce.
love the shrimp sauce.
had the chick. for the first time-yummy
nice servers and Tom the chef.
ice cream mushy.
prime rib only fair.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the atmosphere of the place was fantastic. Very vibrant in colors and wonderful scenery, mellow place to enjoy a romantic/family dinner. The waitress that I had was on top of things. Just as I wanted a refill on water or a refill on the steamed rice, she was there, as if she read my mind. The cook was wonderful, very friendly and comedic. It was my first time and I would come here again that is a guaranteed! Thank you for a memorable first time!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for kids and grandparents
We sometimes struggle to find a restaurant that is "good" enough for the grandparents who like fine dining, and fun and accommodating enough for our four kids. Ron of Japan did a marvelous job of making us feel welcomed, keeping the kids engaged and amused and the food was delicious enough that the grandparents didn't complain about the food (a major coup!) and the kids liked it too. Can't say enough about how nice everyone was there, and how much fun everyone had.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a date here and we had
Took a date here and we had a great time. Good was awesome!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday at Ron of Japan
Food was very good comes with a show. If you have never been to a hibachi style Japanese restaurant you should try it at least once. I have been to several and while Ron of Japan is not the best food though it is very good. The ambience and bar help make up for it being my second favorite tasting food. If you don't care about ambience or bar and just want great food I recommend Ichiban in gurnee accross the street from Great America
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fun! Great Food! 5-Stars!
Have been coming here for 20+ years, but was out of state for a while. Have been back twice. It is better than ever. They have a new GM, Danny, --Rons has undergone some solid changes. Many upgrades that you would never notice. Still the same great Mai Tai, & some great wines. Francisco is the best bartender and has a generous pour. Food, --? Outstanding. Shrimp with that egg sauce (Beni Hana & Tsukasa can't touch it), great steaks (a perfect NY Strip), fantastic chicken, I got a scallop app one night, and a tofu app the 2nd. Still a destination for birthdays & celebrations, there were many & the staff sang that song! If you haven't been there in a while, --check it out again. If you've never been there, --a visit is a must!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Japanese Steakhouse
I've been going to both Ron of Japan restaurants for about 40 years & have never been disappointed by the food. The quality is excellent & the service is friendly. The food is cooked right in the middle of your table. The only downside - it's quite expensive, but well worth it!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
always the best
we have never had a bad experience, food is always outstanding!!! service is always excellent
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! This place is so hot again!
My wife and u have not been here in years and what a change.
1.food outstanding filet perfect
2,service, very detailed
3.music love the upgrade
4.xmas lights look so festive
Great energy!!! We will be back
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shogun dinner - The best meal ever
It was a special occasion, so I went with Shogun(?) Good choice! :-) Generous sized Lobster tail cooked to perfection w/ the best Egg sauce ever! Came piping hot & that has to be the best seafood I have ever had. I'm not kidding, --I would eat it for every meal if I could. Then the 'B' part of the meal, ---succulent filet cooked before my eyes almost as good as the Lobster Comes w/ all the veggies & rice (I opted for the fried rice w/ a little egg sauce on it for a slight upcharge). I was eating this entire meal at lunchtime the next day as there was NO way I could finish it. Microwave Hint, -heat the rice and vegs, for a bit first, then put the protein in and just heat like 25 seconds twice. You don't want to over cook it. Outstanding!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the restaurant and the food is to die for, but you can not have a romantic dinner there. If it is a busy night, you are forced to sit with strangers. Will keep coming back for the food, but would prefer a more intimate setting.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ron Of Japan Dining
Lupe was a great cook none of us left hungry :) Franisco made some very good Super Mia Tias Food was delicious we will go back again
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Full and Satisfied!
WOW Big Portions and soooo good! First time here for cousins birthday-- Chef was great, food was delicious, staff friendly. I will have to come again now that I've been introduced to Ron of Japan. Thanks, you've gained a customer.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
So happy we made dinner reservations at Ron Of Japan. The place is so beautiful. So many great changes have happened. We love David the chef. My children love the food and we love the better service. Great job Ron of Japan for stepping up! Keep it up.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, ROJ was great!
Great food. Great service. The egg sauce. All three are reasons why I'll always come back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Ron of Japan!
We had a great time and a fun table. Our chef was amazing and accomodated our many requests for more egg sauce.
My only complaint is they changed the green tea ice cream, but by that time I was so full that it didn't make a difference. Excellent meal.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my wife and daughter for my daughters 11th birthday. We had a great time. And the food was very good. Better than I expected it to be. Great service.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM