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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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4.0

service

4.0

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4.0

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3.5

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Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Casual (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and fantastic food. Ron of Japan has been our go to birthday restaurant for years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We love going to Ron of Japan for special occasions, especially anniversaries, birthdays, and Valentines day. It's our tradition. We are always very pleased when our chef is Ataya San from Japan, he always does such a wonderful job preparing our meals.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

My filet was so tender and cooked to perfection. My husband had scallops and calamari which were also good. Shrimp was good but a little over cooked . As it was the day before Valentines Day, it wasn’t crowded and we weren’t rushed . Although we had to wait 10 min past our reservation time
Which was 5:30.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Pre valentines dinner date, great value for the Shogun special and the lobster was HUGE!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

An old format, nothing new or different, but solid, dependable execution with excellent service and good fresh ingredients. Sometimes, you just want something a bit familiar and a little nostalgic. Ron of Japan is always a good bet for an engaging, good meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As usual the food at ROJ was good but the service always comes up short. Drinks were forgotten and turned out to be wrong (they were exchanged for free). The food order was placed in a reasonable amount of time and delivered without errors. The chef was nice. The ambience is OK. Just make sure you wear clothes that won't absorb and retain cooking smells!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Ron of Japan is one of our favorite places to dine, always happy with the service and food. We have become regulars, and appreciate how the staff now recognizes us. We love watching the food being prepared, and are happy to bring whatever we can't finish home for tomorrow's lunch. Although we typically get a private table during off-hours, we have met some fantastic fellow diners over the years. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Chosen by one of our kids to celebrate birthday. The food is very average and very overpriced. I wouldn’t return again. Not impressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food. Service was slow which is very uncommon for this restaurant. They appeared to be short handed when we were there. Still one of my families favorite places.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Been there many times but this last time was not great. We were sat 30 minutes late. Our waiter was MIA most of the night. The entire mean was so slow that unfortunately that tainted the outlook. Hate to say it but we'll be taking a break from RonJan.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

A favorite birthday lovale

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 9, 2018

I’ve been to many hibachi restaurants. The look and feel of this place was amazing. Pricing higher than most for quantity of food. Food quality was good but overall flavor not as great. Really missed ginger sauce and mustard like other places offer

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Chicago)·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 6, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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 (Chicago)·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 23, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Chicago)·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 4, 2017

Birthday celebration. So fun.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Atlanta)·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 18, 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 18, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We always go there for birthdays

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 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 10, 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 5, 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 3, 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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