Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks

4.4
292 Reviews
$30 and under
Hibachi
Hot Rock cooking to shareables, NARA’s menu truly has something for everyone. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, fine sakes, wine, and beer at your hibachi table or in the private bar lounge area. Situated in a quaint region of Japan, the city of Nara represents beauty, 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 and seafood on sizzling hot rocks right at your table. NARA accommodates private events ranging from small, intimate affairs to lively standing parties on the patio. Our event coordinator will assist you throughout the entire process to plan the perfect event.
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PrayerJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and well seasoned!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. Your 5 star review is greatly appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!!! Especially the kids. Best food and ambiance

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 4 days ago

We sincerely appreciate the fantastic review and are glad you and the kids had a wonderful dining experience.

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ErikaK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious!!! Seasoned well, hot and they give you a LOT of food. Pay careful attention to the menu prices. EVERYTHING is extra. 20% gratuity added to every check. 🤨😫

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for highlighting how delicious our food is!

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KimM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Drink prices are over the top.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 18, 2021

Kim, we appreciate the feedback and happy to receive your 5 star food review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Dalia was our waitress and she was wonderful…she took care of us and my sons friends ( who sat at a habachi table for his birthday). Nice and attentive!!

Nicole greeted us …very friendly!!
Thank you girls!!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! Thanks for your trust and thank you for highlighting your great customer service with Dalia.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nara is a hidden gem! The sushi, appetizers and drinks were fantastic. The service was attentive and the staff so friendly, we’ll definitely be back again soon.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience and can’t wait to have you back

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TamikaB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service was pleasant, the food was delicious, and the environment was friendly. I definitely would recommend NARA to anyone looking for a hibachi style lunch/dinner.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you Tamika for your lovely review. We sincerely value your business and even more appreciate your recommendation here on OpenTable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! This place is like a Vegas style club after hours! We had the best time!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 20, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed Nara Nights!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 11 hours ago

We are grateful for your 5 star review. We look forward to your next visit.

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BasmaE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food quality and service was amazing

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great entertainment. Took daughter and her friends out for daughter’s 12th birthday and this was a great time. Good service and would definitely go again.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you, its awesome to hear such great feedback. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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vipMarybethH
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

We went for my son’s birthday. Did not like that we had to wait for a group of 4 to arrive, who came a good 20 minutes after our reservation time, and then for them to get and eat their appetizers prior to getting our food.

Beware - they also add 20% tip to your bill which makes no sense if you are a group less than 6.

Additionally, if you like a lot of Teriyaki and sauce on your food, this place is right up your alley. Overall more expensive than other area Hibachi restaurants as chicken fried rice is an additional $5 up charge, even for KIDS.

Disappointed in the food and value. If our server and Hibachi chef were not so nice, my rating would be lower.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

We appreciate your review but are disappointed we missed the mark. Your honest feedback will make us better, thanks for taking the time to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best hibachi I ever had period

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 9, 2021

Your review made our day. Thank you for sharing your comments with us and the OpenTable community. We love when our guests label us "best Hibachi"

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner the waiter was a bit dry but the food was delicious.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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ErikaK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I never want Benihana again. This was the best meal I've had in a long time.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you very much Erika! We truly love your comments and look forward to your next visit.

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TosiaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant and everyone in my party of six was pleased with the wonderful service, the excellent food and the beautiful ambiance. We will definitely return.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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MakS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food needed some flavor, not soy sauce. Wasn’t very cozy.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking at our reviews to strive and do better.

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KristjanaG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks food and especially service . Pricey but worth it

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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Tierra
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Reservations were for 8pm didn’t eat until 930pm didn’t get a bill until almost 1030pm

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

Tierra, we are sorry that your night was delayed. We value our customers and sincerely hope that you do not allow this isolated incident stop you from coming back.

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Kathi
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We thought the food was great, the cook was very fun and friendly. This was our first time to eat at this restaurant.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

Kathi, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. We're happy you had a fantastic time with us!

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GarnettD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was good service could be a little better. Really disappointed they don’t have a more elaborate dessert menu.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

We take customer feedback seriously and are always looking for ways to do better. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great tone .

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

We are happy to hear you had a great night and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing. However, our server seemed “above the influence.” She forgot to put our order in and forgot our drinks. The manager was nice enough to comp our cocktails through. Overall, I will return. The hibachi chef could use a bit more personality. I will give them another chance.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

This is incredibly helpful. I wanted to let you know we've taken the good and the bad elements you've mentioned in your review to heart. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for our first sweetest day together, it was such a lovely experience. My partner absolutely LOVES hibachi and truly enjoyed his time there as well. The service was great, we were seated on time, and the vibe was perfect. Definitely would come back for another occasion, but not everyday dining as it can get quite expensive.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing dinner. Thank you for taking the time to highlight the excellent food and service.

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ashleeh
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

If I would have got a fork
To eat with im sure it would’ve been great! So bring your own utensils

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

Ashleeh, management is looking into your review. We are very sorry that a utensil was not provided. I can see how frustrated you must have been and want to personally make it up to you. Please message us with your information so that I can make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for the first time

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very recommended

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thank you for your personal recommendation. We value your business and look forward to your next visit.

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Moody
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Sorry but the sushi blows. Although, the hibachi is great

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 5, 2021

Moody, we do really appreciate your message. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

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KayleeR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy Nara but I think because we came at 9:30 my server and chef was ready to go home. I don’t blame them but positive energy would have been better

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you Kaylee for taking the time to share your comments. We are always looking at our reviews to strive and do better.

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Cedes
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time ever going to Nara. Food was great! Service was fast & great!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 4, 2021

Welcome to Nara. We are thrilled to have you join us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine. Its very clean the servers are friendly and all the staff work well to earn the 5 stars given. The food is simply amazing!😋 I love how it has 3 sections Habachi, lounge& hooka. The cook (Vincent) was fun and made the experience a better place 😊

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 1, 2021

It's awesome to hear such great feedback. Thank you very much for your lovely review.

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AntwonG
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Chef and food was good, service was terrible.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 6, 2021

Antwon, we are sorry to hear that your service was not great. We will do better. Please do not let this isolated incident stop you from coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service although they were out of ranch for my sesame wings.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 27, 2021

Not having ranch could have easily taken us down a notch but thankfully you still enjoyed your dinner and service enough to rate us with 5 stars. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthday parties and singles night.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and providing your comments. Nara Hibachi is a great spot any celebration. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I took my 3 kids, all under age of 10, to dine there. Super overpriced. $150 for us 4. No cocktails. Ton of oil used in the food. Value is not there.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 27, 2021

We are sorry to hear about your experience at Nara. Higher costs for labor, meats and seafood are leading to higher prices. The chefs typically squirt what looks like all oil but is mixed with cooking wine as well.

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MoeHachemRealtor
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the food was delivered promptly and we got to have a chat with the owner, who was a great guy. Highly recommended!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you very much Moe. Its a pleasure to receive such great feedback. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated.

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vipLisaT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. She remembered us from the last time we were there. Our chef was the same too and he was great and remembered us.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you Lisa for the wonderful review. We value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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EllenM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server seemed to be having issues. Took forever to get menus & no kid menus or regular menus provided-only received bar menus even though we were seated for hibachi. Cocktails took half hour to get. Lamest sake bombs ever-they just hand you a beer & bottle of sake…. Hibachi chef was not very interactive or entertaining. We all received just plain fried rice despite having ordered different kinds. Dessert was brought out without table being bussed first. They did sing happy birthday which was nice. Food quality was pretty good, although steak was a bit bland.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 23, 2021

Hi Ellen, we would like to extend our most sincere apologies about your recent dining experience. We always aim to deliver a great experience, we are disappointed we did not meet your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

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Notagain
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of CoVID service was slow due to the fact that there was limited servers. However food ambience etc was great! Will definitely return

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for your understanding. We are working very hard to ensure a great experience. We appreciate your lovely review and look forward to your next visit.

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Melisse
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience for a birthday celebration. The staff was all amazing and the chef did a great job entertaining us while preparing our meal. Definitely 5 star experience.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you Melisse for all your comments and for choosing Nara Hibachi for your birthday celebration. We are very happy to hear that your group had a great time with the chef and enjoyed your food.

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You can order delivery directly from Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks using the Order Online button. Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 847-0000.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks is rated 4.4 stars by 292 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.