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Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago

4.3
4.3
911 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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 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 Steakhouse 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 Steakhouse 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 644-6500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Parking details

    Valet & Street Parking also available

  • Public transit

    El Stop State & Grand

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Good for groups

  • Chicago

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I would have given 5 stars but there was only 1 bartender for the entire restaurant.
  2. TT

    TaniyahT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Was a 35 min wait WITH reservations. staff was not as welcoming. They will not seat u until your whole party is present. poor service, not enough seating. Food quality was decent, but no flavor. No yum yum sauce, they took king crab legs off the menu but still serve king crab sushi rolls. Ice cream was really good & fresh.
  3. CS

    CathrynS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all love ROJ, thank you for another great experience!
  4. NC

    NatalieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great except that when I made the reservation on Open Table I specified that we were celebrating a birthday. When we got there the hostess did not ask about the birthday, and our server also did not ask if we were celebrating anything special. So we were a little bummed about that, but the food was amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It was awful. Waiter spilled a full glass of water on to my wife’s lap. Took forever to get drinks. Chef was boring and food lacked flavor.
  6. F

    Fantastic

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Average hibachi dinner that was overpriced. $350 for 2 adults and 3 kids. Automatic 18% tip on the bill. Service was poor. Plates and gallows not picked up from the table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place
  8. R

    Robert

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good-- consistent -- service is bad-- no warmth-- just move everyone along and slap on 18% auto gratuity for a party of 3--for whatever reason no fire show during cooking presentation -- two birthdays at the table and two half burnt sparklers on a sad pineapple top-- management should ask themselves if they can do more -- Ron of Japan was always about experience and a show--seems like nobody cares anymore --
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time and fantastic food! Iconic landmark!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What can I say.As per usual, the food is great! We have been blessed with a great chef every time. Although in our last time it was a rather busy day, the staff did as best as they could to make sure we were tended to. I certainly would recommend as a place to come with friends, enjoy a great meal, and have a few drinks. Pro tip, the valet parking service is probably the most convenient parking uptown in the area and is priced reasonably.
  11. FA

    FabulousAsAlways

    Chicago

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have not been to Ron of Japan for several years, but our experience was not nearly as much fun as last time. The restaurant now caters to a much poorer class of people, the chef carving our meat as it sizzled didn’t interact with us at all as they did formerly, and the room was so smoky it was very difficult to breathe. Our clothes still smell of greasy smoke today, after airing out overnight. It’s a nice idea for a large group to experience something unusual, but I wouldn’t return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A big Thank You for the person who helped me move my reservation from 7:45 pm on Christmas to 5:00 party of 6. Plumbing issues caused us scrambling to find a reservation for Christmas Day. Excellent meal we all enjoyed so much . Our new favorite place. Thank you Ron of Japan
  13. LL

    LucyLo

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been customers for 25+ yrs. Unique dining experience, excellent food, fantastic customer service. We highly recommend both the downtown and Northbrook locations.
  14. TW

    TiffanyW

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My company and I enjoyed a holiday business dinner at Ron! The food as always is delicious!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing birthday experience! Thank you Ron of Japan!
  16. r

    ramin

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The whole place is dirty. Our table was sticky and the staff were rude. We were crammed in a round table while the chef cooked so close to our face that even flames felt as if our faces were being burned. The food is just okay however it still is something I would not try again. There are so many other excellent restaurants that I am surprised this is still open. My clothes smelled of the food the next day.
  19. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We felt rushed. No glasses with the bombers of beer. Placed an appetizer order, and wanted our dinner order at the same time. She never cleared our plates and ate our ice cream over a dirty table. Had to ask for refills.
  20. DA

    DANAG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The server was new so we didn’t get what we were expecting on some items. She was polite and apologized but the meal was not as enjoyable
  22. CC

    ChristineC

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ron of Japan never disappoints. Got together with my girlfriends and had a great dining experience. We had a “new” server who was amazing. She was being shadowed by an experienced server and she did a great job. Our chef Segundo, who we had requested, did an excellent job in making our dining experience so nice. We had a great night celebrating a birthday and would HIGHLY recommend Ron Of Japan if your looking for great food, ambiance and attentive servers.
  23. H

    Hugo

    Chicago

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food is good and consistent quality each time. Good for groups, not for couples.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We’ve been going to Ron of Japan for decades, and this experience was awful. While waiting for our table, my husband went to get some drinks from the bar. He was the only one waiting, but it still took 20 minutes to get a beer and a class of wine. My son ordered 2 sushi rolls, which took almost 1.5 hours to receive. We were all done eating by the time the second one came…and it was wrong. My husband received the wrong beer….twice. Just a terrible experience.
  25. KW

    KennethW

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Drinks could be better...Top Shelf liquor should be the norm.
  26. J

    Jenniferrrrrrrr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, service and drinks! I like this place!
  27. D

    Dorene

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The price of the food was high. There is no more entertainment with the preparation of the food. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday with my grandchildren. I was disappointed that they eliminated the amusement part of the dinner preparation.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it like always
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special occasion or not ROJ is the best quality food and consistent service & ambiance. You can’t go wrong!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The quality of service has gone down. The cook had zero personality and no performance. The seats were too close together for comfort
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Jackie is the best chef there. He never disappoints
  32. K

    Kitsune

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Restaurant is dark, smoky; the teppanyaki chef cooked the food just fine, but didn't really interact with the customers, and besides lighting a giant flame, didn't have any tricks to show. Floor was greasy, service was slow. Food was fine, nothing special.
  33. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Food was very bland as was the tabletop cooking experience. Scallops tasted like they had been in the freezer for a few years, basically inedible and most of them were left on the table. The up charge for shrimp in the flavorless fried rice was ridiculous. We will not be returning.
  34. b

    beka

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The waiter and chef were 5 stars. I did 4 star because before we received our ice cream, someone came to clean our table and tried to take food we were still eating. There were empty booths and tables, so I couldn't understand. He even kept blocking during dessert, so I couldn't speak to my grandmother across from me. This really ruined the dinner. Also had written that this was a "birthday". The hostess never let waited or chef know. Very disappointing customer service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Drinks were watered down and expensive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were expecting to see typical hibachi tricks and there were none. Also the quantity of food, for the price, and compared to what we’ve received at other hibachi establishments was significantly less. The food and egg sauce were delicious though.
  37. M

    Marycwilliams

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Waited an hour for them to start cooking after we ordered. It was HOT AS HELL and everyone at our table was sweating the whole time. The chef was great but waitress was inattentive and rushed us out at the end. Will never go back.
  38. RB

    RyanB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places in Chicago. I love bringing friends and coworkers here and introducing them to the Super Duper Mai Tai's and the Egg Sauce! Highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was awful-our hibachi ‘chef’ was mean and angry if we asked for anything or requested a change…we could barely hear him and our whole table was afraid of him (some strangers). They were out of many things, the decor is dated, it feels unclean and unsafe. But the food was subpar and not a good value, without any of the fun of hibachi. Will not return.
  40. JE

    JoyceE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great as usual!! Been a patron of the restaurant for 40 years!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago using the Order Online button. Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 644-6500.

Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.3 stars by 911 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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

230 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet & Street Parking also available

  • Public transit

    El Stop State & Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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