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About Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook

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.

633 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Dundee

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 564-5900

Website:
http://www.rojfordinner.com/

Entertainment:
Communal Seating

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ron of Japan host's a wide variety of events including birthdays, corporate events, wedding rehearsals, bar/bat mitzvah's, and many more special events! Call today for more details.

Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Northbrook Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.0

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4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Hour and half wait for our table which had indeed been reserved, then a 45 minutes wait for our cook. Food was generally bland. The hibachi performance that was once the star of the show was basically just simple cooking at this point.

Perhaps 40 plus years of being in operation has simply taken its toll

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great staff, beautiful setting and amazing food! Wonderful evening - thanks to the team 😀

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had the teppan meal. Tasteless. Portions were decent, but this is an a la carte Japanese steakhouse. You want fried rice extra, you want salad, extra, you want shrimp appetizer, extra. Quite expensive. But the problem is the food is prepared and had no taste. Squirt of soy on everything. That's it. Dipping sauce is just a small bowl of soy. No ginger, no other sauces for seafood. Just soy. Hope you like soy. There are much better choices in the area. Kampai is much better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was so smoky in there you almost couldn't breathe. I remember it being a lot better the last time I was there two years ago, but I won't be going back. My jacket still smells like burnt hibachi. Our server was not attentive at all, our cook kept having to call to her for refills and she kept coughing all over us while taking our orders--probably because of all the smoke. Please ROJ get your ventilation checked...that cannot be good for guests or employees. I hate to leave bad reviews, but this was one of the worst dining experience I've had in a long time. The smoke was unbearable.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, friendly staff, and overall a great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was poor quality. Vegetable were not fresh. The soy saucer cooked with tasted old. This was not worth the cost.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our family has been going to Ron of Japan's for more than 20 years to celebrate New Year's Eve. Always fun, they do their best to accommodate large groups (there were 12 of us this year and we sat together). It's fun to watch the chef cook at the table. The food is very good. Not cheap but worthwhile. We'll be going again next year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The sirloin steak was ordered and wasn't too bade though it was a bit dry after cooking, probably should have been cut after it cooked a bit so as to avoid overcooking. The green tea ice cream was creamy, more like custard but good though we couldn't taste much of the "green tea" in it. The sushi roll was nicely presented tasted good; vegetables was nice portion. Salmon was probably best dish ordered, nice flavor not dry, tender. One of the bowls of the white rice tasted a bit undercooked in part of its portion. Service was very nice though.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went on Christmas night and I had very low expectations. We were a full table with 9 in our party. Our reservation was originally made for 5 people and 2 days before we wanted to add another family with us. I called and even though the restaurant was full for reservations they were willing to accommodate our party without any grief. The restaurant was very busy but we never felt rushed. Our server was friendly and happy. She was also very helpful with the kids at the table trying to teach them how to use chopsticks and even transferred their food from the hot plates on the grill to smaller plates closer to them. It's been a while since we had such great service and we appreciated it. The food was all fresh and cooked to perfection. We all left happy, full and talking about how wonderful our evening was.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food good as usual. The chef this time was not so good. Steak was cut very large, several pieces of shrimp tail were left after it was put on the plate.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lobster tail was not completely cooked. Tasted great next day after nuking

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Even though we make a reservation, we always have to wait. Nine of us were crammed into a table for eight. It was very smoky. Prices are through the ceiling and service is unexceptional. Server did not know bar menu well and had trouble opening wine bottle.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

I am a frequent customer of Ron of Japan in downtown Chicago always great food and good time. This time I decided to check this location out for my daughters 16th birthday with a group of 6 total and my over all experience was HORRIBLE!! The food was not flavorful the rice seemed to mushy the egg yolk on my lobster wasn’t cooked properly. The chef seemed bothered when I asked for the steak to be well done as well as when we asked for small plates. Not sure if I’ll ever come back or even recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Birthday celebration. So fun.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Ron of Japan has been a favorite of my family for over 30 Years! We have celebrated many special events at Rons over the years. When my children come back to visit now living in different states and country’s, Ron’s is a must go destination. The food is consistently very good. Does not disappoint!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We came for my cousin’s birthday,what a disappointment in the food,definitely wasn’t satisfying,my 1st,last time at this this location,downtown is better,we were in a corner,like animals all the way in the back,customer service was horrible from the waitress to the cook

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Night before Thanksgiving.....Family all in town

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brought two small children and their grandparents to watch the Teppan-style cooking of Ron of Japan, and it was a pretty neat experience. Complaints: slow service and very difficult-to-understand English of our server, music a bit too loud. Praises: excellent food, great meal, amazing atmosphere, and decent price for what you get.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Restaurant was filled with smoke
service was poor to non existent
food was so horrible
table was never cleared of dirty plates
management was rude and not interested
our family will never go back to Ron of Japan

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We always go there for birthdays

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great staff, great food. It was a really beautiful restaurant and experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Big disappointment, over priced, poor quality. Seated at a communal table, even when there was plenty of room. The other family had small kids. It made our celebration and conversation awkward. Food was not great and the chef that prepared it had no personality or interest. He didn't speak to us, cooked and served the food and left. Never got offered second round of drinks or refills. Should have read the bad reviews in advance. Would not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Northbrook Ron of Japan is typically a good experience and I have not yet been disappointed. My wife and I went on a date night. This location has come back to life over the last year, maybe due to the new businesses across the street. I enjoy the food and the atmosphere. My only criticism would be that the cooks are less colorful in their performance than in past years. Part of the experience is the show. I am also accustomed to drinking my sake from a glass, not a pull top can. To the staff, go extra mile there and provide a glass. This isn't a roadside bar. Our waitress was very young, but attentive, maybe to a fault. I would scale it back just a hair there, but I certainly prefer that to the alternative. Lastly, use the coat-check when you get there. If you hang your coat on the back of your chair, it will smell of fried food for a week.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappoints... Great dinner if you like Hibachi style cooking. Their egg sauce is unbelievable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Not what I expected, have had way better at another Japanese Steak House.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

In the past we have always had bean sprouts served with the vegetable course...this time no bean sprouts. Curious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Son loved the shrimp with egg sauce. The grandbabies love the fried rice and watching the chef cook in front of you.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We also go to Ron of Japan for my son's October birthday. We have never been disappointed with our meals. We highly recommend Ron of Japan . The food is excellent and the chefs are amazingly talented, a real show!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great cook, good company, great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went there for my husbands birthday.we left very disappointed,the food didn’t have taste at all,Wasn’t seasoned and very greasy.When i think of that food I am gagging.I don’t think we’ll ever go again.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service is poor, did not listen well what we want to order and did not feel welcomed. Food esp. beef was dry and not delicious as we expected. Only fried rice and soup were enjoyable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We love Ron of Japan but did we really had a poor experience the other night. We came for a birthday celebration on Monday night and despite being a slow night they jammed us into a table with another party and it was just too crowded. Immediately after us they sat tables of only four people. The fan above the table was working poorly and the smoke from the cooking surface was blowing in our face the entire time. They also messed up our order but were quick to fix it when it was mentioned.

We're going to rethink Ron of Japan considering the other options available in the area.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This is our families favorite spot! The manager Sarah is amazing and attentive. Kevin our cook got the shrimp perfect. We love it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Way overpriced for what you get there. Chef didn't do any tricks or traditional hibachi show, owner inflexible on options, minimal vegetarian choices. Heard it was a must go to place for hibachi. Go anywhere but there!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary the food and service was simply spectacular; we've been here quite a few times in the past (our kids just love it) and this may have been the best experience yet.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The waitress was quite careful to get our order down correctly, repeating it. (I appreciated her continual service.)

Thought our chef was great: very well trained. He took great care of each of us, including the egg sauce he ladled on for the family that lusted for it eating at our table.

Left quite satisfied and of course full, carrying leftovers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday party for teenage son and friends. Food mediocre - not great quality and not much seasoning. The chefs did not seem to be into it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was there with my family for my Birthday 9/10. We always come for my birthday and my Nephews. I told them it was my Birthday. But I did not get my Birthday Japanese song or to have my Birthday candle. They must of forgot. That was the only sad experience.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and service as usual. The waitress provided refills and was attentive. Cook listened to requests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great lobster tail
And filet mignon.
Service excellent
Mai tai drinks tasted like you were in the beach
Excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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