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About Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse

Give your family and friends a treat and dine at the Iron Chef, where you will be guaranteed a fine dining experience. Our professional chefs will not only provide excellent food, but also create an enticing atmosphere. Watch as they transform the art of cooking into a performance of juggling agility, each with their own style and showmanship.

With both quality and variety, the menu includes favorites such as New York Steak, Filet Mignon, Chicken, Shrimp, Scallop and Lobster. We make sure your meal is as enjoyable as possible, with all meals seasoned and grilled right before your eyes. A wide range of wine and cocktails await you to complement the dishes.

4301 S Meridian Ste A
Puyallup, WA 98374
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
43rd Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(253) 848-3759

Website:
http://www.ironchefsteakhouse.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Groups (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

I will NEVER go back.

There is no purpose for them to be on the open table app. There is no computer system to link the reservations made on this to them there. Just a woman with an old paper day planner. There was no reservation for me that they were tracking.

The woman who seats people was not prepared. As I was talking to her, mid conversation she decided to answer the phone without excusing herself from our conversation. I engaged her when she got off the phone and again mid conversation she walked away. We were just having a normal conversation as I was trying to get my family seated.

When she finally decided to speak to me, she put us at a table that was already eating. Mind you this is a hibachi resturant. What sense does that make? She pulled chairs from different areas so we had multi sized chairs. 2 of the 4 plates were not dinner plates and the napkins she grabbed for is

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Was great food and fun for all of us. Our chef put on a great show! Was a little pricey and loud but I would go again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2016

We all loved this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. Our cook was wonderful but the waitress was not as on top of things. We did
Love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2016

The staff was very polite and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2016

We arrived during a time when we were the only guests in the restaurant. Wait times were still just as long as when they are busy. Employees looked unhappy. Chef had none of the usual tepanyaki "flare". The prices were higher than competing restaurants in the area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Birthday celebration ....first time there and was very happy with overall experience!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Had a reservation, showed up early & were seated but no one asked our name. On the reservation I had stated we were vegetarians, so I retold our waiter. On the menu, the vegetarian platter did not elaborate on what vegetables were included. Our chef was busy watching the NBA championships on the tv @ the bar so just sat & waited. We were given soup to start-not vegetarian-when I said something, the waiter said-"so you just want me to take it away?". (Did not introduce himself). It wasn't replaced by anything. Chef came-did not introduce himself. After he talked about the championships, started talking about the child killed by the alligator-called the parents "retards". I was very offended by this-my granddaughter did a protest r/t the use of this word on the Gonzaga campus in 2014; she is a special ed teacher in this area. Got my food-was full of peppers which I cannot eat-removed them, gave them to my husband, but my food still reeked/tasted of peppers. Asked for some vegetables on the grill that were leftover from someone else's meal & he gave them to me. Lousy experience-ordinary food-the only good thing were the sauces & bottled beer. Will not return & will tell my friends not to bother. Have lived in Puyallup 37 years. To add insult to the experience, the prices were very steep for a small amount of food. At the end of the meal, the chef stood around obviously waiting for tips; one person out of the 3 parties at the table, gave him one.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Our chef, Andrew, was funny and made this special family event fun and tasty. The servers were very attentive, making sure our drinks and various courses such as soup and salad were served quickly and empties removed when the dish was done. We even got to enjoy a song from a server which made my grandson's graduation dinner an extra special memory for him.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Being that it was my first time dining at Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse, I must say that it was an enjoyable experience indeed and the food was excellent. I definitely plan on going there again, that's my kind of spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 8, 2016

I made reservations for my date for about 7:30pm. We came in and got seated right away with a group already seated. The servers attended to us almost immediately. The food is good, the cook/chefs are very friendly. A little pricey, but not that bad. I've been to the Iron Chef in the past, and will continue to go for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Great food. Filet cooked perfectly. Fun time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We have been to the Iron Chef twice now. The food is excellent and the chefs put on a fun show at the grill. Kids especially seem to like the interaction and things like balancing an egg on the spatula. We will no doubt go again in a few months.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Glad we went so we could experience the show but we will probably not go back. Our chef, Troy, was excellent; very entertaining. Food was mediocre at best ; definitely not a private dining experience for a date night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Salad seemed to be right out of a bag with a watered down dressing. The food was bland, and super expensive for what we got. Not much meat, lots of rice. We don't plan to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Great place to be, the food is excellent and the service is very pleasant. My family and I will definitely return again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2016

While the food is good we felt rushed. From the time we were shown to our table to leaving was one hour almost to the minute. No relaxing our hanging. Maybe because it was Friday night. Would be way nicer if they slowed down and let you enjoy the experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Once seated the service is very good. The grill chef was very engaging with everyone at the table, entertaining and getting everyone's order correct. The chicken had no flavor. Other guests mentioned this also. Everything else was great. I had requested thru Open Table a 5:15 reservation and Iron Chef had my reservation down for 5:45, but they seated us pretty quickly. I also made a special request for no MSG and if there was a "no soy" sauce. There was no mention to accommodate my request. It was very crowded and I made do but ended up with a 2-day migraine. So..... I cannot eat at Iron Chef again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Iron Chef is a fun Japanese Style Steakhouse (teppanyaki). The chef we had was very nice and interacted well with the little girls (Pre-Daddy Daughter Dance date) and even adjusted his show when one of the girls got nervous about the fire. The food was good, I really enjoy the calamari, and we had more than enough for us. The waitstaff was great to make the girls feel special and make it a fun evening. They did a great job and we had a really good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 20, 2016

6 of us went to Iron Chef for a birthday party on a Saturday night. We had made reservations and there was a table waiting for us even with the very busy restaurant. Only downside is that your entire party needs to be there before they will seat you. Service was slightly slow due to one of the cooks getting into a car accident on their way to work but the wait was worth it. Would recommend this place for anyone looking for a fun and entertaining dinner experience.

The fried rice is overpriced for an add-on but the meal wouldn't be the same without it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

My ist time at the Iron chef was the 14th of February 2016. I had gone the previous night but was told i couldn't get a table because i didn't reserve online, that was disappointing. Overall i had fun and the food was good. I just didn't like the fact that my chicken and steak was cooked with thesame spoon as the calamari, considering the fact that i hate seafood. So in short.... good food, good show and i will surely go back there even MAYBE i might have my birthday dinner there with a few friends later on in the year if i can save up for it as it is kind of pricy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great service, good food awesome performance!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2016

As a party of three we were charged as a party of eight. Which incurred an 18% gratuity. The chef was pretty good, the food was very good, but the wsitress, not so much.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Our reservation was not recorded for some strange reason.our party arrived and we had to wait for sometime while the table was ready for our party of 11. As we were ready to be seated there was a party behind us(arriving after our party) they were to be seated 1st,we were seated first.we received great service some free drinks for our wait. The head hostess made sure we were honored for the bday and the food was great

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2015

We have all been to these kinds of Japanese steakhouses - the key to your evening is the chef. Unfortunately we had a dud. He had no flare, no humor... he just cooked our meal and moved on. The food was good, but the experience was less than enjoyable - especially for the price tag.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Great food, a little pricey, but overall a good time, with great food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2015

I found the food delicious and the cook was a delight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2015

I came here to have a birthday dinner. I places a reservation prior and still wasnt seated until 30 minutes prior. Associates were being flirtatious with my sister who is only 17 years of age and was told. I came to enjoy my birthday and wasn't satisfied at all

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2015

My wifes scallops were not cooked all the way. everything else was pretty good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Our chef was an experienced cook and entertainer. His knife work, juggling skills and flare for showmanship was only matched by his sense of humor. It was a treat for my wife and I along with our friends. I think the food was somewhat spendy for what it was but it is not just the food you are paying for. It is well worth the trip when you need a change from your normal dining routines.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2015

My husband and I went for our anniversary and had a great time. The food was delicious and the server was funny and friendly. We had a great time but the cost I would keep us from coming back very often. A great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2015

The food was average and overpriced. Very loud which didn't help conversation. Good for the showmanship of the chef cooking in front of us, but not somewhere we would go on a regular basis.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2015

The food tasted delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. The chef was very entertaining and personable. He told jokes and we laughed. This was not a busy night. It was quiet in the restaurant. We really liked this place and will definitely go again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2015

We enjoyed our entertainment which eating. It was a fun experience. Thanks for the great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 24, 2015

The food & service was good, and overall we had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday. Our hibachi chef was less than impressive. He mumbled so we could barely hear anything he was saying, and he had very little interaction with us. It seemed like he was going through the motions and didn't really care. We were paying for the entertainment/experience, and were definitely not impressed. We have been to a few other hibachi restaurants and have seem much better. BUT after dinner the bartenders were great and allowed us to do sake bombs (a lot of bars won't allow it because it's messy). The bartender and sake bomb experience totally made up for the bad chef. We will probably come back again and hope for a better chef.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2015

Our chef was very funny and personable. The staff interacted with the kids to make sure they had a great time as well.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 11, 2015

We enjoy going. Good food, good entertainment as they prepare it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2015

The entire staff were so fun and entertaining! Celebrating my friends birthday here was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2015

This was my second visit to the Iron Chef. I enjoyed it the first time and the second was even better. I got together with a friend and extended family members for a night before Easter get together. We were seated immediately once all of our party arrived. The wait person was prompt, attentive and pleasant. Our chef from Thailand (said his name with Mitsubushi lol) was enjoyable entertaining and did an excellent job. The food was prepared to order and promptly. I used to go to Sakura in Tacoma but had very unpleasant experienced there on a visit just before it closed. Iron Chef is much better with more room and I would highly recommend it to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Fun as heck!! Definitely going to come back. Our chef was great and the food was terrific! Keep up the good work!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Sit back when the happy face is made, and when you get the rice I would suggest the fried rice.

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