Fish on Fire

4.2
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun

Fish On Fire is a steak, seafood, and sushi restaurant located in Glenview, Illinois. Fish On Fire hits on every aspect of great Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy a plate of top-notch ingredients freshly cooked on the large hibachi grill, bite into some exceptionally fresh fish and seafood entre�s, or try one of the absolutely beautifully plated sushi rolls packed with flavor.

In addition to the usual suspects one normally sees at a Japanese restaurant, Fish on Fire has some unexpected, fun takes on international cuisine, as well. The Asian tacos are filled with marinated steak, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese and mango salsa. Another delicious option is the filet mignon spring roll filled with asparagus, tomato, onion and fresh greens wrapped in a soybean sheet and served with house miso sauce. Those in the mood for a libation should check out the drink menu where there are several authentic sakes.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Saturday: 11:30am - 3pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 813-5360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Ave
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
88 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
14%
Good
18%
Fair
10%
Poor
0%
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food. Waitress was terrible. She was rude and seemed like we were a bother to her.

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j
Chicago
2.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Unremarkable. I’ve been here three times. Once my food never was prepared for over an hour and I left without it. Second time I got rancid salmon eggs. Third time, we did their happy hour. The “special” roll deals are half of a regular roll. But not half the price. It’s a fools happy hour. Don’t be a fool!

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R
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit slow at the beginning, but the great food made up for that. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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A
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and fun place. We took there our friends visiting from Finland and they had a blast. Oyster shots are fun, food is okay.

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TM
Chicago
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So fun both for hibachi and,sushi at the bar. It never disappoints.

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S
Chicago
2.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Please see Yelp review.

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OT
Chicago
3.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was Mother's Day, so I understand it was a busy night. We showed up a few minutes early for our 7 PM reservation. We were not seated until 7:30, but a party who arrived after us were seated before us. We were assured that our orders would be taken at the same time, but they were not.

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L
Chicago
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were the only ones in the “sushi table side”. The food was good. We had some nigiri and some rolls. It was all good. Service was very good. We may return yet plan to keep exploring sushi options.

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e
Chicago
3.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Love Chef Martine, a very good chef!! Busboy tried to pull empty or almost empty plates too fast. We were celebrating our granddaughter’s birthday, and they just dropped a scoop of ice cream with no celebration!! Green tea ice cream didn’t taste good, and serving was like 1/2?” Scoop. No management welcomed us or came around to see if we needed anything.

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OT
Chicago
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sticky everywhere and the chefs do the same old routine.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great cook!

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E
Chicago
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered spicy seafood ramen and some sushi rolls. Everything was fresh and flavorful.

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BA
Philadelphia
1.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation using OpenTable. When we arrived, although the Open sign was lit and we had a reservation and it was still an hour before their posted closing time, we were told that the kitchen was closed and we could not be served. When we mentioned our reservation through OpenTable, not only were they unaware of our reservation, they were also unaware of OpenTable.

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MF
Chicago
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and just the right amount. Our fish and steak bites were cooked to perfection and the chef tossed broccoli for us to catch in our mouths which our 15-year-old loved. Service was neither rushed nor slow.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my experience! The food was great and made very nicely. The rice was really yummy. Also, our waiter who cooked in front of us was nice and fun!😀😀

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OT
Chicago
2.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The good was average. The ambiance was ridiculously loud. And the service was horrible. There are lots better Japanese Steak Houses on the North shore. Try Kegon on Waukegan Road in Northbrook. Way better than this place!

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Tucked in the back of the strip mall.

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Chicago
1.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a terrible experience. We waiting for an hour for a chef and when he came, he was

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MT
Chicago
5.0Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice now and I have not been disappointed. Very good menu choices and reasonably priced. The food is clean and tasty and prepared expertly by quality hibachi chefs on clean grills. There is no smell when you leave the restaurant; it is airy and well ventilated. Staff is attentive and friendly. Everything tastes good which is important but also that everyone LOOKS good which is paramount since one eats with the eyes first. The golden shrimp was delicious as was my steak. Scallops and mushrooms were also scrumptious and cooked to perfection. I have to say this is one of the best for hibachi around the Glenview area. Highly recommend this place for any occasion. They are very accommodating and want to make you happy.

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New York Area
3.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food but they are always short a chef so you have to wait awhile for a chef

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Indiana
5.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there!! One of our favorite places to go as a family.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice layout and top of line sushi. I'm a big critic on sushi and this place blew me away. Service was great treating me and my wife to ice cream for our anniversary was very nice. Will definitely come back to visit this place. We went on a Wed right when they opened because we don't care for crowds and was perfect for us.

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Chicago
4.0Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious but the service was slow. Once we sat down it took awhile for them to take our drink order. Then, service continued to be slow to get our food and to get our dessert/bill. When we asked for ice cream for my kids' meals the waiter seemed annoyed even though the meals come with ice cream. We would go back because we enjoy hibachi and the food is delicious, but the service can be improved.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Eat there often. Lots of fun. ............
Lots of fun

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SE
Chicago
4.0Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The employees were awesome. The food was good. It’s a japenese steak house I thought one side would be hibachi style. And that the other side would be authentic Japanese. But the other side was the same Food without the show. Otherwise we had a wonderful time!!

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k
Chicago
5.0Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Update: Have been back several times. Food is always high quality, my boys enjoy the show and it is never hard to get a table. Highly recommend. Original review: My 8 and 3 year old love eating at Fish on Fire. And my husband and I really like the food. The teppanyaki show is always fun and you get plenty of food. It is a bit pricey but the steak and shrimp are excellent quality and we always have plenty of leftovers to take home and enjoy the next day.

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s
Chicago
4.0Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is our second time here and both times, they were out of at least one item on the menu. Last week it was scallops with no explanation like they weren't fresh or weren't good or something that made sense - no just said they didn't have them.
Everyone enjoyed their food, but it was no bargain and I don't think it has anything special over similar restaurants.

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L
Chicago
4.0Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

In a small strip mall, in the back. Was not sure what to expect, but had heard good things so we gave it a try. Restaurant is big and very pretty, service was fantastic, large bar with Japanese beers on tap. The sushi and sashimi were super fresh and delicious. If you are a sushi fan, I would definitely give it a try!

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F
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner. Good food, drinks and super nice restaurant

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N
Chicago
4.0Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sushi and sashimi were fantastic. We really enjoyed the wide variety of sushi appetizers as well. Some reminded me of what I find when I visit Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, CA.

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n
Chicago
4.0Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful presentation of delicious sushi and maki.

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NC
Chicago
4.0Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relatively new restaurant on the side of a strip mall...not that easy to spot! It's primarily a Japanese-style restaurant where a chef cooks on the grill at your table, but there's also a separate area for those who prefer to sit at regular tables. Along with the cook-to-order steak, shrimp, chicken and scallops there's sushi, tempura and a few other dishes. Our chef was delightful, very engaging, did the normal knife juggling, onion volcano and a few other 'tricks' to delight the children. This is a great place for kids - they were kept occupied by the 'show.' Most importantly, the food was very good, and since it begins raw right in front of you, it's obvious everything is quite fresh and of good quality. Steak was great, shrimp was excellent, veggies were good, fried rice very good. It is not inexpensive - but I do think it was worth it. A great place to celebrate a family or friend's birthday. Cocktails were very good (I had an excellent mojito)! We've been to several local restaurants of this type, and this is by far the best with respect to staff and food quality.

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M
Chicago
4.0Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Fish On Fire on New Year's Eve. The food was terrific, and the service was friendly. Some at our shared table had not had this style of food before and needed more explanation than the language-challenged wait staff could offer. So I recommend watching a YouTube video of a Benihana dinner before coming here if you are a novice. For me and my wife, we are experienced, and we helped the others at the table to understand the process.
The "shtick" is what you would expect, including the flaming onion volcano. The food was better than most, less salty than most, and the choice of cooking style (Golden, Hibachi or Garlic) was appreciated (I ordered garlic style). The salad and soup were typical, but of good quality (and not salty).
Our only complaint was that we both thought the Mai Tai's were much too sweet and weak, and really not too good. The sake list is very good, and there are bottled drinks/beer/wine etc. I would stick with those or straight alcohol (scotch, vodka, etc). They have a well-stocked bar.
None of my criticisms would deter us from going again. The gentleman who was the host is, I believe, the owner. He is extremely nice and accommodating (we needed to choose a different table when we first got there).
Overall, Fish On Fire is a winner. We are tough customers and we were very pleased overall. It is definitely the best of its kind in the area. My very good and knowledgeable friend says the sushi is excellent, and that is what I will try next. Go to Fish On Fire!

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AL
Chicago
5.0Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish on Fire has outstanding service. The chef was amazing and really good with children. We were entertained the entire dinner. The food was incredible. Very fresh seafood cooked perfectly. A very well-run restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was very good, seated on time with our OpenTable reservation. Although it wasn't full but still before all of our party showed up. The service was great always updating us about our order and bringing the food in reasonable time. All the food we ate was very fresh (for sea food is must), we ordered sushi stuff and cooked dishes, all were great. I tried a little of each. Prices are reasonable with drinks (1 each) and tip ended up about 50 per person. Will be back. Lunch menu looked reasonable 10-15 for most 3 course lunch.

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OT
Chicago
4.0Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried this restaurant with another couple and everyone enjoyed their food. The items ordered were 2 sushi items, chicken teriyaki, scallops stir fry and steak teriyaki. We sat in the regular dining area but there were options for seating at the sushi bar and the tappanyaki grill. We noticed several larger groups at the grills, including grade school aged children, and everyone was having a great time. The area we sat in was quiet and just right for a nice dinner and extended visiting with our friends. Have already recommended this restaurant to other friends.

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WF
Chicago
4.0Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So glad to have found a true Japanese restaurant with great food, great service, full bar :)

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Chicago
3.0Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Be in a mood for a noisy party if you are going.

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M
Chicago
5.0Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of fun. Great food! The experience was so much fun for the kids and the food was great as always. First time we have tried the hibachi section and it was definitely as good as the sushi side.

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