Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks

4.5
137 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Situated in a quaint region of Japan, the city of Nara represents fine flavors and experiential Japanese cuisine. Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks is a place where we gather to celebrate and indulge in the senses. Join us for fiery hibachi or the pleasure of grilling your own savory meats on hot stones right at your table. Reservations are for hibachi tables, standard and bar seating available on a walk-in basis. Parties of 7 and larger, please contact the restaurant for reservations.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food best hibachi every will be back for some more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve been here several times now and although the service can waiver, the cooks are amazing and so is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent

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FathersDay
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very mediocre, service was ok, it was noisy. We will not hurry back

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Jasmineh
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 6yr anniversary! The wait staff was amazing and the food was cool to perfection

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NatashaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and great food... and Happy Hour was a Bonus!

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Will
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great time with my wife and parents. The food was awesome! Would do it again in a heartbeat. The only issue I had was with the gratuity added to the tab. We didn't see it posted anywhere that it would be added (maybe we missed it.) My wife and I were a bit bothered by that. We normally give more of a tip then what was added. We only gave the 18% that was automatically added to our bill since that was the bar that was set. Amazing food and Jamie was an awesome cook with a funny presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yuan was excellent! Always a good time! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall was very good. Just used to more entertainment from the chef and service was a tad slower than expected.

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ValerieM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The Hibachi shrimp was overcooked. Not ruined but a little tight. The waiter was pleasant but totally untrained.
I will try it again because my sushi roll was great.

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Kiks
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and food was so good! Will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chief was really nice and very experience. Loved the show he put on for us! We really enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely dine again

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EricW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. That about sums it up. Flawless

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JazmyneS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The appearance and the service was amazing!!!! The food however was terrible. No seasoning at all. Thank

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melindas
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - as always !!! And Ted is always amazing !!! Love coming to Nara

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EXQQME
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed some great music and even better food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of meat we ate was AMAZING, the quality of seafood of was even more amazing and lastly the service was amazing. We sat at the bar and there was music playing it was such a nice and fun vibe but casual at the same time. This is def a new date night spot for my husband and I, we cannot wait to go back!

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MollyM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting for a date, music was loud but we were in the bar area so it made sense. Hibachi meals were great and portions were huge. Drink menu was good and overall a great experience.

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vipJayrock
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and never a disappointment. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Place is ok overall. Food was good; I ordered a filet and chicken for the hibachi and only got the filet at the end. Mentioned it to the waiter to take part of it off the bill and said ok no problem, but got the bill and was actually charged more. I didn't feel like dealing with the headache so just paid and left. Not coming back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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IAmAFoodie
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I tried this place yesterday after much anticipation. I started following on my social media page and they looked like a really good hibachi restaurant but to my surprise, I was highly disappointed. I was disappointed with the taste as well as the prices! For the prices they charge, they should be giving as much as Benihana gives. Then they charge $4 additional for "Vegetable" fried rice that comes out PLAIN with no sight of vegetables and leaves me to wonder what am I actually paying for at this point. Our drinks taste like their machines or pipes were in need of cleaning or flushing, it was funny taste in all of the beverages and even a horrible aftertaste! Then we were overcharged, "by accident" however I believe they thought people weren't going to pay attention because I overheard customers leaving before me stating that they had been overcharged as well! During my visit, I experienced several issues with my meal and I was never offered any kind of resolution or even some type of compensation off the meal at least, we were given nothing and sent on our way with the disappointment of a meal! I was saying as I was sitting there that I would never visit this place again and I mean it! Beautiful place but horrible food and staff aren't very helpful at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday ... it was nicely done ... very covid complaint

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great. I’ve been going to Benihana for years, && I must say that Nara is their competition. The food is amazing, the service is great! I had no complaints. I’ll definitely be back.

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TiaR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was great. We did wait a while until they started to cook our food but the food tasted amazing still.

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JudithR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were sat on the outdoor patio. After 25 minutes I had to go into the restaurant and ask for service.
10 minutes later a server (her first day) came out
We begged for the patio music to be turned down which took 15 minutes to accomplish.
Food was great.
Service improved once we were served.
By the way, we were the only customer on the outdoor patio

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SeanJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hibachi and our only go to place! Will be back again shortly. Great quality food and the portions are huge!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took my husband to Nara for his birthday dinner today. This was our first time out to a restaurant in 5 months due to Covid. We sat outside. Area was clean, wait staff was friendly and courteous BUT when the food came out, my husband took 2 bites of his birthday meal and found a used band-aid in his fried rice. Yep, a used band-aid. We spoke to a manger who assured us that everyone in the kitchen had on gloves and there was really nothing more he could do. Maybe everyone had on gloves when he asked BUT at some point during the meal prep process there was a breakdown. No one in our party had a band-aid but somehow the food came out with one. Finding a used band aid in your food is gross under normal circumstances BUT given all that goes along with Covid, finding one now is terrifying and horrible! Needless to say, we did not finish our meals nor did we pay for them. This used to be one of our go-to restaurants pre-Covid. We won’t be back anytime soon, probably ever!

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UNIQUELYU
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Delicious food and drink. Excellent server. Needs some square tables for two and four with regular chairs.

AM
AlbaM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love nara! The beat ambiance service and food! Highly recommend!

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Adorkableali
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, definitely will come back again. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and good was excellent. Good energy.

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Ricki
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to Nara for my friend's birthday and it was everyone's first time. We enjoyed the food and had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Sushi was great, sat in the lounge area near the bar. Unfortunately, the table next to us... the gentlemen had glass in his food (ordered rice or so sort of non sushi/hibachi style plate) sooo that kind of threw us off. Service was kinda bad, manager seemed lost and snobby. But the sushi was killer

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Brit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service here was terrible. We were at the restaurant over an hour before we began eating. My husband asked 3 people for a new napkin and didn’t receive one. One staff member even told him “no, a server will bring you one.” When we finally received our meals, my husband bit down on glass in his food and cut the inside of his mouth. When he confronted the manager, the manager walked away. The manager did not come back. We told our server we would not be staying. The server apologized on behalf of the restaurant and we left. We will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Great food. Wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The cook had a great personality, was very interactive but not obtrusive to our conversation. Food was stellar. Even made it spicy for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Expensive for this style of restaurant experience.

FAQs

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 325-9420.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks is rated 4.5 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.