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Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook

4.2
4.2
1346 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
With your choice of Japanese favorites such as seafood, chicken, steak and vegetables artfully grilled on an iron plate, our phenomenal tableside cooking experience at Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook is truly an experience worth sharing.



For an evening you’ll never forget - whether you’re with a group or you’re seeking a taste of something extravagant - you’re never alone. Join us at Ron of Japan to celebrate an occasion with a unifying dining experience that emphasizes the Japanese element with a uniquely familiar sense of friendship and flavor.



Ron of Japan is distinguished by our highly trained chefs who put their culinary eccentricities on display while they blend their classic cooking technique into our bold flavors - giving you an invigorating and delicious teppan-grilled specialty.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 564-5900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Black: (847) 564-5900

  • Neighborhood

    Northbrook

  • Cross street

    Dundee

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Communal Seating

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,346 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    We had dinner and it was so cold in the restaurant. They didn’t have the heat on inside. It’s 10 degrees in Chicago, and even with the hibachi grills, we were freezing while we ate. I had to wear a coat during dinner! I love ROJ, but this was not a pleasant experience. We saw the thermostats on the way out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    I went in for my birthday. I’ve been going to this restaurant for about 30 years. Food was as good as it usually is. However, I did not enjoy the service. The server we had was a young man whose sense of humor I didn’t really care for. He kept picking on my 5 year old daughter and making comments. It made my family and I rather uncomfortable. She had mentioned that it was noisy when he was clanking the knives a lot and after that he kept giving her a hard time asking if the noise volume was up to her standards and he kept butting in to my sister and daughter’s conversation and it really made my daughter uncomfortable. He also mentioned he was late to our table because he was hoping to get the table right across from us which was more of my family. I believe he was hoping for them because my brother is a regular and a big tipper. I felt that was rude to say he was hoping for another table not even realizing we were together. Everything else was perfect. Just wish the server would’ve been trained to be more polite to his tables.
  3. AN

    AnthonyN

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food5service2ambience1
    The chef lupe was amazing as always it’s always a pleasure to have him as our chef he himself went above and beyond his duty!!!! I give chef lupe 5 stars 20 if I could. Now as far as our waiter she was not attentive she did not do her part and our chef Lupe had to do her duties I was disappointed because as a long time customer the service this time was horrible my kids didn’t even get there white rice and our waiter don’t know her name kept offering beef fried rice when my children do not like it smh. Other then that our food was delicious thank you chef Lupe for your amazing food and conversation always a pleasure
  4. TR

    TarlaRR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Chef was great funny and the staff was excellent Food was great
  5. AB

    AmyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Not great. Very expensive. Little attention paid by servers. They might be short staffed but not a great experience.
  7. AG

    AshleyG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ron of Japan did not disappoint. We brought our children for the first time, and our chef was phenomenal with them. We all had a wonderful dining experience, and the food was top notch as always.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Ron of Japan wasn’t up to the level of service we’ve experienced in the past on New Years Eve. Expected more for the price.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Ester was great. Chef was awful. Took Kim over 2 hours to make food. Fried rice made last. Never has that. All steaks were over cooked. Bad experience
  10. DN

    DeborahN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Long time favorite. Go! Yum! Took away one star on service only because we felt really rushed by hostess, they were really busy and seemed trying to get us through the meal on a tight time table. Chef was awesome. Food is excellent.
  11. M

    Metallic

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We waited days to get a reservation. Upon arrival we were greeted by a less than friendly host. The lobby water features were all dried up and dirty. Plants not well kept either. We were the first reservation of the evening, yet seated next to busboy dish station, which was also dirty. As our waitress came to the table she informed us that there would be NO SUSHI or tempura as they had no chef to make it. The table was semi clean and the above exhaust hood was dripping with grease. Our side of the table waited an hour for our food as the other side of the table had multiple courses. Then when they got to our side, the ingredients for one of the meals was forgotten. That person had to wait until everyone was served before the meal could be prepared. The conditions in the bathroom matched the rest of the restaurant, dirty. One of the most disappointing and gross dining experiences we have had. Would never recommend this place to anyone. They should be embarrassed.
  12. DP

    DanP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the best dinner. The chef was fabulous. The food perfectly prepared
  13. L

    Lucy2mason

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever family come into town, dining at Ron’s is a tradition. We had an especially attentive cook and waitress this time which made a great experience perfect!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We have been going to Ron of Japan for almost 20 years and unfortunately things have changed recently. The steak is not high quality anymore. They started sprinkling some sort of powder on the steak while cooking. The egg sauce and salad is more oily than before. We didn't feel good when we got home. The service was bad and we felt disappointed. We moved a few years ago so this restaurant used to be the highlight of our Chicago trips. We decided to try Tsu Kasa and realized we like it so much more. The steak was better quality, I ate all of my fried rice with egg sauce and didn't feel sick at all. The ventilation at Tsu Kasa made it easier to breathe. I feel Ron of Japan is slowly going down hill just wish their newer management wouldn't be so stubborn and make changes to keep the regulars coming back.
  15. EG

    ErinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the wonderful time! It was a great show around friendly staff and guests. My young daughters enjoyed themselves. Food is delicious and leftovers the next day are just as good! 10/10 recommend
  16. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent. Very courteous and happy that you’re there. We’ve been going here for 20 years and never had a bad experience. Love it.
  17. L

    Luke

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef Gerald was fantastic
  18. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best egg sauce in the land! Great lobster and shrimp and filet!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not the experience we’ve come to expect from Ron of Japan. Obviously understaffed and inexperienced. Kind of a bummer
  20. DP

    DanP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Typically Ron of Japan is top notch but experience last night was not very good. The chef confused the main entree between guests and my wife was not served her entree at all. We ended up sharing mine. Also appetizers were prepared at end of meal and hostess had to be reminded to serve us dessert. We concluded Sunday not the best night
  21. S

    Shannon

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as usual. The beef fried rice is the best.
  22. S

    Suebee

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, great service, amazing chef!
  23. FR

    FourRings

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Took over 2 hours for dinner .I guess they have a shortage of dining room cooks. Been there many times over the years place needs to be upgraded decor and seats are worn out.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance was great. My kids loved walking over the bridges and looking at the display cases with Japanese art and swords. The meats and vegetables were very salty. The food was very high quality, especially the seafood. Definitely get the egg sauce, best I’ve ever had.
  25. JD

    JenniferD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our cook was amazing. We enjoyed him immensely. Despite the expense, this is our family go-to restaurant for special events.
  26. l

    lindao

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniel was a great cook and very personable. Food was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We have been coming here over 25 yrs and this was the worst experience ever. The vegetables were undercooked. The cook was unorganized and seemed very inexperienced. The waitress seemed so over worked she forgot about us. I have to say I have no desire to go back again. It was a birthday celebration that was not recognized.
  28. MS

    MarcelaS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible. Bad service. The man making food at the table keep getting our food wrong . Horrible customer service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Honestly, this place has really declined over the years and they are terribly understaffed on top of it. We had a terrible experience. And I’ve been going to Ron of Japan for almost 20 years…. The waitress kept forgetting stuff, was rushing us throughout the experience. We sat at 8:30p for our reservation, and didn’t even get our salads until 9:30p, but then she then gave us the check while we were still eating our main course, and proceeded to wait at the table for us to give our credit cards. We hadn’t even gotten our dessert yet. It was horrible. And the food is mediocre. It used to be better but now for the value it really is not worth going. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant.
  30. AG

    AlisonG

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our chef last night was amazing and so so nice. we had a group of kids and he was so nice to them. thank you so much for making my daughters birthday special
  31. T

    Thirsty1

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here!
  32. FC

    FamilygalChicago

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Long time family favorite, (over 30 years!), but hadn’t visited since pre-pandemic. Happy to be back. Good consistent!!! Enjoyed the random guests at our table, fun group. You never know who you’re going to be sat with if your group doesn’t fill the table. Will return sooner next time!
  33. S

    Sharonb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Thought there would be more food and sauces.. but overall not to bad.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was tasteless. The chefs don’t do anything interactive. The salad dressing was “glopped” on the salad so heavily it was inedible. Will never go back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was amazing!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!! Never again will go there! TERRIBLE customer service terrible food
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The restaurant is very out of date needs major facelift, actually dirty looking. . Very pricey for what we got we were actually very disappointed. We should of just canceled and left.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a birthday!
  39. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good teppanyaki. Tender steak, lots of courses, friendly staff. Exactly what you'd expect.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We did not have respectful service and our meals and requests were not fulfilled by our chef.

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You can order delivery directly from Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook using the Order Online button. Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 564-5900.

Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook is rated 4.2 stars by 1346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook

633 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dundee

  • Neighborhood

    Northbrook

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Communal Seating

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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