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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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4.0

service

3.9

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3.9

value

3.4

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Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Kid-friendly (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Seasonal (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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Vegan (1)
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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!

Tags: Fun
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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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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Extremely disappointing. The server assigned to the table could not understand orders resulting in several mix-ups throughout the evening. We placed a beverage order during the meal having to remind the server 20-minutes later regarding the request. The chef assigned to the table was not engaging (barely spoke to the patrons) and very difficult to understand. The entire course felt rushed with one meal element coming after another (no breaks). There was no time to enjoy and savor each course. The table had been over allocated creating a challenge for everyone to have enough room to eat/sit comfortably. This further became an issue when the server delivered each meal component on top of one another. Overall, the service and quality was not worth the cost. Will not be visiting again anytime soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous evening! This place has it all! Incredible drinks; try the Super Mai Tai; you won't be disappointed! Fantastic sushi...just try their Dynamite Roll; wow! Scallops, the best Calamari and NO ONE beats their Shogun Dinner... the incredible tender Filet and the sweetest, freshest Lobster! Hibachi at its best! Service is like family.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I enjoyed my time there with my friends and their plus ones. We enjoyed the company and was very satisfied with our food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I've been going there for 35 yrs and I can tell you it is the best teppanyaki around, by far. The salad dressing is amazing and original. The shrimp with the egg sauce is delectable. The beef fried; come on son! The lobster with the egg sauce; insanely delicious. The soy sauce has a secret ingredient in it that takes it to a new level of umami. Yoshi is the best chef we've ever experienced there. Everything was cooked absolutely perfectly. He is something special. Be prepared to take all your clothes to the cleaners afterwards to get the delicious stank out. The music playlist is suspect though; a weird mix of pop and oldies. Bring back the traditional Japanese music!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Been coming here for over 25 years. Still great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were very disappointed with the experience. Too many people crowded around a small table, vent didn't work very well, waitress charged my kids for full size orders, mixing sauces are limited. Highly disappointed for the cost of the experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Every year our son (now 11) wants to go here for his birthday...so we do!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I can truly say this is my last time coming to Ron of Japan. The person cooking the food was an older man that must have had a bad day. Every time we asked a question (or answered one of his) he would wave us off and act like we didn't exist. Even my 9yr old said she didn't want to return because he was rude, which was sad to hear because this was her birthday dinner. As for the food, it lacked flavor and the meat was dry (definitely needed the sauce). On a positive note, the server was very nice and really sweet to all of the people at the table.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Birthday dinner good food
Waitress was Awful service (not the chef)
The place was so HOT we had to leave the entire table of people we're dripping wet

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I can always count on a great meal here. We had wonderful service and super flavorful food. I especially love the filet. A perfect place for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The Thrill Is Gone:
Where are the antics? Where is the showmanship? There were 5 kids at the table and the chef catered to none of them. I remember when this was a place to go to to eat overpriced food and be entertained. My kids and I will never go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I have been coming to Ron of Japan perhaps for 25 or 30 years. My visit this past Sunday will likely be my last. As soon as I paid my bill ($225.00 for five, no drinks or soft drinks), I felt completely ripped off! The cost of their staple "Crown" entrees (the high $30, low $40 range) are just not justified. Add a couple more dollars for fried rice which absolutely should be a free option although I recognize this is a practice shared by most in this industry. The food is good, certainly not spectacular. Gone are the days when the "chef" tried to entertain while cooking. No circuses here. Perhaps my biggest disappointment was allowing them to shuffle my family to the room all the way to the back. It was hot, loud and completely lacked the Pacific atmosphere of their main dining room. We were seated with another larger family and were uncomfortably squeezed in. Because of all the noise generated in that small space, we couldn't even converse. The ventilation needs to be loud for obvious reasons (although I smelled like fried oil when I left) but given the number of power vents back there, they need to remove a table or two to cut down on noise. Shame on me for not speaking up when they tried seating us but I didn't want to hurt the feelings of the young family already seated. This was supposed to be a celebration for our son leaving for college but the venue let me down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service

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