Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago

4.4
809 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 809 people are saying
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vipramin
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My youngest birthday and she chose ROJ, just like her old man (me) does for his bday. The place was jumping with energy and it was packed. It was a great thing to see after the last 12 months or so we all went through.
The food is perfect as always, the shrimp with egg sauce is legendary. The steaks are high quality and the lobster my bride had was awesome. The service was very very slow, I just think they weren’t prepared for a full house and to be honest it didn’t bother me that much. Looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and staff friendly! Felt safe with checking temperature, requiring mask, and people at the table. Made reservations for 4,

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp Crown dinner is amazing! Yao is the best cook!

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MichaelD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, & great price... Definitely will be making a return trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We chose Ron of Japan because we wanted an authentic Japanese teppanyaki experience. We were seated immediately and then (Strike 1) waited 20 minutes before a server came. My wife noticed after a while that the prep cook was continuously motioning to the servers that nobody had come to our table. After a server finally came and took our order our chef arrived. (Strike 2) he was not Japanese, he was not even Asian, so much for authenticity. (Strike 3). Our chef was robotic and lifeless, he did not engage with us at all, he didn’t do any knife acrobatics, no onion volcano, no egg tricks...there was absolutely no performance whatsoever and that was one of the main reasons that we came. He set fire to the food only once without any warning or fanfare so we couldn’t even take a photo and he never did it again. (Strike 4) the ventilation hood above our table, if it was working at all, barely caught any of the smoke, my wife and I commented that the smoke was going around it, as the entire room was full of smoke. Had the food not been EXCEPTIONALLY great I would have refused to pay. As it was I felt completely ripped off paying $200 + $30 tip. I’m not sure why anyone would return after that, I could have gotten the same experience had I ordered carry-out and avoided having my clothes smell like kitchen smoke. They should have cooked the food in the back and not bothered with the grill/table. It’s a shame too because I remember having wonderful meals years ago when this used to be one of the top teppanyaki places around. We will not be back.

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DianaZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice for special occasions and the food was tasty. Staff was nice and friendly.

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Jazz
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My moms birthday. .. she enjoyed every second of it.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was terrible, the vents didn't work husband couldn't breathe! The "egg sauce" is not good and it's all they season the food with so food was not good at all! Total waste of money! And it was my daughter's birthday, all they did was bring out a pineapple top with sparklers on it... really not worth it!

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The egg yolk topping is the BEST. Steak and seafood is top quality. Fun place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Friends birthday we waited about an hour for a table but the drinks are good at the bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our server was terrible. The food was bland and expensive. The ambiance was cool, but the experience was disappointing.

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Docb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Read negative reviews first before you go those people speak the truth there are much better places in the city

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Tonya
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waiter I believe his name was Sam was amazing and very helpful. Some of our party felt their drinks weren't made properly and wanted to change to something else. The manager seemed to be irritated with their request and kept trying to explain how it was made. Then she proceeded to wave her hand as if she was waving them off and something was said to her and they did get their drinks changed and another round to make up for the problem since we were there celebrating a birthday. The waiter we had was amazing and so helpful and kind.

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DEANDREH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and they didn't disappoint.

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TewonnaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not worth price! Poor poor service! Waited hours for meal! Had to ask for the flame jus very poor service on Valentines Day no utensils had to wait and ask for everything at the prices I want to feel a upscale lux experience that was way way below a 5 star credit!

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LeoQ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great environment. Great food. Great staff. Both the waitress and the cook were happy and playful, as well as helpful. Our waitress was bilingual and our cook appeared to be trilingual - which is an awesome attribute to have with the mixture of cultures in the city. One of the knocks I do have was that we ordered medium rare fillet mignon and got well done, but that was minor. There was another party that was a bit loud throughout the dinner but these types of places are to be enjoyed so it was understandable. Also, they were really accommodating to children (2 in our party), and had a good attitude towards them.

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vipKimi22
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

So I’ve been to so many hibachi types of restaurants this place had no match to the others. I think this is a bland tasteless approach to hibachi “maybe” healthier. They use oil maybe olive oil to prepare the entire meal so NO butter or garlic butter or any seasoning whatsoever. Lack in flavor. I’m assuming the numbers have to come from the gold sauce and it’s like a gelatin gold lard sort of maybe like gold gelatin cold crisco that doesn’t melt I guess to explain. The food is grilled until it is burned so definitely over cooked. At $200 for two people I was extremely disappointed. They need a hibachi field trip to Hamada’s in Orland Park or Wu’s House or heck ChiTungs. Ron of Japan was crowded so you will be fooled.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my friends birthday, and the entire experience was amazing!! Our chef was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was about 6 of us. You can’t sit until the entire party is present although 4 of us arrived together. Valet is $14. Food was decent . Portion sizes decent. Kinda overpriced for no real tricks . 1st and last time attending. I forgot my food and could not get back in as they were closed . Good for groups though.

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vipAmberW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

This was my first time dinning at Ron of Japan, I have been wanting to come for awhile. We went for my boyfriend’s birthday. The service was ok, but the food was delicious.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shogun dinner was excellent as usual. Tony who prepared our meal was excellent as usual. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was there for my daughters bday I was sat a booth in the corner and it was filthy to say the least. It was 3 children two adults and not worth the $400 bill. There was dust and dirt everywhere. For the prices to be this high they need to pay closer attention to details like this

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Chenise
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall.

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vipMiriah
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Soup was great. I think it’s super overpriced for what you get.

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vipMonicaS0303
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience as always. Segundo is one of the best, and Sam is a top notch manager! Thank you once again for another memorable evening. We love you! 🦞 🍤 🔥

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vipLucyLo
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here for the last 30+ years and never disappoints. They’re taking Covid-19 seriously by temp checks upon walking in, reduced table attendance etc. Great experience to get out of the house and have a nice dinner SAFELY! ❤️

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CCPJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, I have being coming for years, service is always great

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TheodricDani
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you visit downtown Chicago this is a must try! I love everything about it

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markw
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been to Chicago or Ron of Japan. This was a very pleasant and enjoyable mealtime. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We were a party of 6 and everyone really enjoyed their meal and we can’t wait to go back in the future!

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vipramin
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in the city

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Mzkmr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipHolly
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food every time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the place! Sam always makes our visits special, great manager! Thanks for the Special Shrimp App and Edamame!

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Lindyluper
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was great but Very smoky fan notworking properly.

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vipNick
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS A GREAT TIME THERE. AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE. CANT WAIT TO GO AGAIN.

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Alwayshungry123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, ask for Segundo as chef. He is amazing. He's been there for 35 years. Nice guy. Been going there for 30 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed as always

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Stacy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The beef fried rice was disgusting. Everything else was decent that we ate. Server seemed in a hurry, even though we were there for an early dinner and 1 of 3 tables in the whole place. Our chef was fun and pleasant.
In general overpriced for lousy service and average food.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a nice atmosphere, the food is so fresh, and they give a generous portion.

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Ron of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.

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