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About Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse

Give your family and friends a treat and dine at the Iron Chef located near South Hill Mall in Puyallup, Washington, 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, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Chef was wonderful! Food was good. Wait staff was hard to find for beverage refills. We will still go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was very bland and they did not use quality meat. Shrimp was great though. Fried rice was only good if you put the orange sauce on it. Lots of food enough for two people that is why it got 3 stars from me and way overpriced. Will not be back for sure

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Tears Eve with family

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ther service was good and he chef had great sense of humor that added to the entertaining dinner preparation. The only thing I give lower score is the food were all over seasoned with soy sauce and tonkatsu sauce. The bacon wrapped scallops for appetizer had tonkatsu sauce on it that I would normally just sprinkle black pepper and lemon juice since bacon has saltiness. So as the shrimps, steak, chicken and lobster were all season with soy sauce very strong. I’m glad I ordered white steam rice instead of fried rice. Other than the food, it was awesome experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointed this time in Iron Chef. It is a tradition that my spouse and I come here every Christmas day for dinner. This year, the chef wasn't very much into the show (even though there were 2 younger girls at our table who had never experienced Hibachi before) and did not interact much. Also, when another guest complained about the food he just said I don't know why that would be, and did not try to fix the situation. Also, took forever to get refills on water, beer, and the basic steamed rice that came with the meal. I could understand if they were swamped, but by the time we got there the restaurant was fairly empty. It is a tradition so we will keep coming, but with the number of new hibachi restaurants opening up in the area - if Iron Chef doesn't step up their game, i'm afraid they won't be around much longer. It was quick though.... we were in and out of the restaurant in under 45 mins.
We had steak and shrimp and the flavor was ok, the steak was asked for medium rare - we got closer to rare. Again, we were ok with that, but I know of others who would not have been.
We got seated quickly - but we had also made sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Moderate at best this time around.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went on Christmas Day for my son’s 19th birthday and had a blast. The chef was funny and good at what he did! The food was delicious. Thankful they were open on Christmas!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We always enjoy our dinners here! The food is always fresh and tasty and the staff is awesome. Hope it stays open for a long time as there aren’t many really good restaurants in Puyallup.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

HORRIBLE SERVICE. RUDE. RUDE. RUDE.

They had bad service, very rude, and for over $200 worth of food, we should have had to go eat somewhere else after!

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Unbelievable great night! Our chef was energetic, personable and made our celebration one we will never forget!! Food was amazing! Cooked to perfection!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We used to love this place. I was never able to finish my food. Now, it's overpriced, portions are scares and they got rid of sprouts but didn't make up for the loss by replacing them with more veggies or rice. Lastly, and most importantly I had the chef lose control of his fire wand it landed in my chest on fire, burnt my hair and not one!, not one person offered help, compensation or a word. They just hovered to see if I was going to throw a fit, I did not. But very disappointed they chose to ignore an incident that potentially could have caused severe burns to a customer. They also overcharged us by almost 50.00! Luckily i caught it. We will not be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was excellent, service was excellent. Amazing job!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We don't come here very often, but when we do we always have a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and entertaining chefs!! Best yum yum sauce I've had!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was great, the chef was fun and the show was entertaining. The restaurant is really nice inside. It just wasn't quite as tasty as other Japanese steakhouses I've been to, but definitely still good and worth a visit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time and our chefs, because we had a party of 12, were entertaining!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a great Friday night dinner with a toddler in tow. Great place to take kids as there's so much for them to watch and our chef was very entertaining for her. Plenty of food and a great variety.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Mediocre food experience that would have been a lot better if the group next to us weren't so loud (drunk). Also, we felt very rushed as the check was brought out while we were still eating and no one offered to get us a second drink. Kind of a bummer, since we spent more time waiting for a table (despite reservations) than actually enjoying our meal. Probably won't go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our cook was Anthony and he made our 5year anniversary special. He was fun, talkative, outgoing, great entertainment. If you go ask for Anthony, while waiting there was a different chef at a table who looked boring. Anthony made the first time going a great first experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

It was quite. Not very busy.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We love going here! Staff knows us by face and greats us and has fun with us while we are there. Food is fantastic!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Took a group of 2 children, 1 teenager and 5 adults. One person had never experienced teppanyaki and really enjoyed the show. The kids liked the show and were engaged by the chef which was nice. The food was great, including the fried rice which was ordered by two of the party. Very enjoyable, and good pace to dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was great and the entertainment was great. The waitress forgot our salads and then seemed to be rushing us out by serving our ice cream while we were still eating dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was great good drinks fun atmosphere we celebrated a bday no special for bday girl

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 21, 2017

My wife and I took our family for our son's birthday. It was our first time ever enjoying Teppanyaki at this restaurant. I must say was extremely friendly and made our dining experience fantastic. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was wonder and the interaction with the cook/server was great. The conversation and food was fresh, properly prepared great for the price. I would like to thank the cook for taking care of me and my family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

They forgot our order at least 3 times. He had some cool new trick.. but the mess ups did not go unoticed. Asked the whole table to go gluten free just for one person. Not cool to put us all on the spot.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our family of 7 went for Easter dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was prompt and courteous. Our reservation was for 1 pm which is when they open on Sunday so there was not a crowd. We were seated as soon as we all arrived. Tables are designed for 8 so if your party is smaller you may be seated with another party or if larger you will have to utilize 2 tables. Prices were a little high but considering you are paying for entertainment in addition to the food it was reasonable. expect $35-$40/ person depending on what entree you choose. Our chef was great. Said his name was... Sum Yung Gui with "stage name' of Peter. He bantered with us the entire time he was cooking. Did some trick I had never seen before. Since it was Easter he made the fried rice into a Rabbit head shape. It is a large open space (kind of warehouse like) but for me did not detract from the experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I LOVED it. I was able to celebrate my birthday in style!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Had a great time went on a double date with old friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We all enjoyed our experience, the chef was very good at providing entertainment

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My kids first time there for their dad bday dinner and they all enjoying it. Food was good and our chef was amazing, funny and know how to make us laugh. It's a good family place...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

First time coming to this particular location, this is always about the wow factor for me, I love the atmosphere the food is good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I was really disappointed with this restaurant. I love Japanese steakhouses and this one fell very short. We will not be back. The server was rude and the food was not the quality I expected.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 3, 2017

My wife's birthday.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Very good food, the staff was welcoming and respectful. The chef was friendly and professional. The food was awesome and very delicious. An awesome experience for my family, especially the children. Not your everyday meal, well worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

My fiance and I went in for a nice dinner to your restaurant on Saturday. We had early reservations for 4:30. When we arrived, we stood and waited for a while before anyone would even greet us. When a lady approached, I said we had reservations. Instead of welcoming us she simply yelled, "I dont care about reservations, how many?" When I said 2, she immediately rushed us to a table with people who were already through with their soup. My fiance and I had to wait about 15 minutes before we got our soup (our soup came with the salad). We then ordered drinks. My soda came about 10 minutes later ,and my fiance had to ask several times for his beer.

When we went to order, My fiance ordered an appetizer and the lady just yelled "we are too busy for appetizers!" I was shocked they wouldn't let him order an appetizer. The place only had a few tables full! He was disappointed because he was really looking forward to those. I couldn't believe how horribly we were being treated.

Then, once the chef arrived, he seemed really disoriented and was doing everything strangely. I paid extra for fried rice, however his fried rice didn't have ANY veggies in it. It was literally rice, egg, and soy sauce. This was something I was looking forward to- and was super upset I had to pay extra for basically someone to add egg to my rice. It was horrible.

Then, the chef barely seasoned everything else. I watched the other chefs working and it seemed like they were adding a lot more butter and sauce to their meats. This guy was adding hardly anything.

In the end, my fiance and i were both extremely disappointed to pay $90.35 for such horrible service, and a horrible meal. I would have rather gone to Applebees and saved the money.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My husband and I had the WORST experience at Iron Chef, we had reservations at 8.15pm and the "chef" didn't start cooking our meal until almost 9.30pm. We paid extra for fried rice which wasn't even complete (missing eggs) and was burnt. Our experience was completly rushed because they served us late and the establishment closed at 10pm. The staff were aware we were being treated with poor customer service and they did nothing, instead completly avoided our table. I called the manager the next buisness day to tell him about our evening at his resturant and all he could say was that it would be too "hard" to find out what went wrong even we I told him the time we were there and what table we were at. The worst customer service I have ever seen, and I work in customer service this was completly unacceptable. I will never visit there resturant again, not when your paying almost $100 for two people and could recieve better service at a fast food joint.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food, great environment... It was a very long wait once seated.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We had a party of 5, the service was good and the food was good. We made a reservation for 5:30 and were seated right at 5:30 and back in the car at 6:30. There was another couple of 2 that also sat at our table, so if you think you'll have a table all to yourself, think again. You may be sitting with other couples with one chef cooking for you. Overall we had a great time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We celebrated Valentines day there and had a wonderful time. Food was amazing and the service was equal. The chefs are fun and funny and very professional. It is an enjoyable time if you don't mind sitting with other couples or groups.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, People Watching
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