About Ron of Japan - Northbrook

633 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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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 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.

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: 5:00am - 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/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, 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 - Northbrook Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Ron of Japan is my favorite restaurant! ...

Dined 5 days ago

Ron of Japan is my favorite restaurant! I've been coming here since I was a little kid and have never been disappointed.

food4
ambience4
service4

Great food but our entertainment lacked ...

vip
Dined 7 days ago

Great food but our entertainment lacked luster and our waiter was very slow. Thank goodness for the interesting couple we shared our table.

food3
ambience4
service2

Dinner took a little over 2 hours which ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Dinner took a little over 2 hours which felt very long for us. They jam 8 people around a smallish table which makes it difficult to find elbow room to eat. Beef fried rice was weird and did not have an Asian fell to it. Soup and salad tasted like cafeteria food. Filet and shrimp were tasty, however be aware that they consider 2 shrimp to be half of a combination meal. We will stick with Tsu Casa from now on.

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Fun atmosphere for groups and/or teens

Dined on April 15, 2016

We took our daughters and some of their friends (ages from 13 to 16) to celebrate my 16 yr old's birthday here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was plentiful (still eating leftovers three days later), the ambiance was fun and it was easy to have a conversation. The kids liked watching the food being prepared right in front of us. The Mai tai was very tasty and the kids loved the desserts (Key lime and chocolate cake). It is expensive, but a good place for a special occasion.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4

I was disappointed. There was a lot of f ...

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

I was disappointed. There was a lot of food but the dressing in the salad tasted more like Thousand Island than the dressing that usually has a kick to it. The sea bass was very good. However, I was expecting a little "show" from the chef. He basically cooked our meal with no fanfare. The soup tasted like regular chicken noodle soup, not the special flavored soup I have had at other restaurants like this.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love coming here!!

Dined on April 9, 2016

This place has always gone above beyond. Always leave so full and definitely your moneys worth. We go with a group every time and its wonderful.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Still Wonderful After All These Years!

Dined on April 9, 2016

I was first introduced to RofJ in 1973 by my then-fiance. I fell in love with the shrimp appetizer and now I order the shrimp dinner every time I visit RofJ. I still love it, and I love just about everything there, especially the Sake. I think I'm in love with Ron!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome everything was great food staff ...

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

Awesome everything was great food staff everything can't wait to go back!!!!

food4
ambience3
service2
value2

NOT YOUR HIBACHI KIND OF SHOW

Dined on April 4, 2016

I CHOSE RON OF JAPAN TO TREAT MY PARENT'S FRIEND WHO WERE VISITING FROM OUR HOMELAND. I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF HIBACHI DINNER BUT THIS IS MY FIRST TIME AT THIS PLACE. I DIDN'T GET THE ENTERTAINMENT THAT I WAS EXPECTING FROM THE CHEF. I COULD HAVE CHOSEN ANOTHER PLACE FOR A CHEAPER PRICE, WITH THE SAME QUALITY OF FOOD BUT WITH GOOD ENTERTAINMENT. THERE WAS NO SHOW AT ALL. THE CHEF DOESN'T HAVE THE JOYFUL PERSONALITY AND GAVE ME A FEELING THAT HE WANTED TO COOK THE FOOD AS FAST AS HE CAN SO HE WOULD BE DONE. I COULD HAVE PAID THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY TO A FINE DINING RESTAURANT.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

Great food at one of our favorites

Dined on April 3, 2016

Always enjoy the food at this spot. It was especially good this last time we were there. Not very happy with the service this time but usually it is pretty good. The updating in the restaurant was a nice improvement. Of course, this is a very pricey dinner but we always enjoy it.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Ron of Japan

Dined on March 30, 2016

Love the food. It is fun to watch the chef cook your meal. It is also enjoyable most times, to eat with strangers.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

What you want, how you want, delicious. ...

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

What you want, how you want, delicious. The best lobster around! Don't forget to try the Super Mai Tai!

food5
ambience5
service5

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Ron ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Ron of Japan because the food is excellent and the atmosphere is fun. We all had fun my 8 year old son to his 75 year old grandfather!

food5
ambience5
service5

Lots of seafood selections for good Frid ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

Lots of seafood selections for good Friday!

food5
ambience5
service5

The Chife was fantastic And have a grea ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

The Chife was fantastic And have a great sense of humor

food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful experience! Delicious as alway ...

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

Wonderful experience! Delicious as always! Experienced staff that really pay attention to your needs.

food3
ambience3
service2
value1

Disappointed

Dined on March 13, 2016

We arrived for our reservation and we were seated promptly...that is about the highlight to me. I have been going to ROJ for years and the service has never been this poor. It felt like our table was an inconvenience to the server. We were in a back corner and forgotten about even though we were in the front room. Our cook was ok...he seemed to be having an off day as I have had him before. Food was falling before he got to the plates and egg sauce was all over. The cooktop wasn't cleaned well when he was done. I have never walked away feeling like we wasted money...until now. I am not in a hurry to return.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Friendly as usual. Food prepared by Dani ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Friendly as usual. Food prepared by Daniel AWESOME as usual!

food5
ambience2
service5
value3

egg sauce rocks!

Dined on March 8, 2016

I have been a customer for over 20 years, I love the food. The wait staff has gotten better in the Northbrook location. Our cook Tony, always does an magnificent job, very friendly and always greets us with a smile. I just wish they would stop trying to squeeze 9 people into one table. it was very uncomfortable to eat, there was not enough room to really enjoy our meal this particular evening. constantly bumping into the next person, not enough room for our drinks

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

I have dined here several times for birt ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

I have dined here several times for birthday events and this was the worst experience from the greeting to the service. For a $300 meal- will never go back.

food2
ambience2
service2
value2

I won't be back—the cost wasn't worth it.

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Overcooked steak, disappointing experience. Not much more to say.

food1
ambience5
service2

Very unique atmosphere, but the food was ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Very unique atmosphere, but the food wasn't very flavorful, everything was too oily, and the food was incredibly overpriced.

food5
ambience5
service5

We had a wonderful time and the food was ...

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic!

food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Not bad but not great

Dined on March 4, 2016

The chef was lacking personality and the overcooked vegetables were lacking flavor and texture. I couldn't eat any of my veggies because they were unbelievably mushy and desperately unappealing.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5

The chef tonight (didn't catch his name) ...

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

The chef tonight (didn't catch his name) was perfect. One of the best meals to date at RoJ. The waiter was very attentive too. One of our favorite restaurants. Oh... It also was nice that we had the table to ourselves.

food5
ambience5
service5

It was my first time for my birthday cel ...

Dined on March 4, 2016

It was my first time for my birthday celebration and they took us on time and they seat us as requested on the notes. We had great service and great food ! Everything was fresh and great tasting . The decor is as if u were really in Japan! We will be returning!

food4
ambience2
service1
value2

Very disappointed , waited 1 1/2 hours to get food

Dined on February 28, 2016

Very disappointed as we have been going for years. Late to seat our reservation, didn't get a bite to eat for 1 1/2 hours. Manager was rude and didn't care. Extremely disappointed with this last experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best steakhouse

Dined on February 26, 2016

Food here is better than other Japanese steak houses we've been to. Great egg sauce,salad dressing and soup. Fish,steak and vegetables always done to perfection.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Usually great but this time not so much.

Dined on February 25, 2016

I have been to Ron of Japan roughly 8 times in the recent past and for the most part the food has been excellent. This most recent time there were a few minor issues. 1. The food was not cooked long enough and the preparer didn't do the usual "fireball" with the food to get it hot enough. In addition both my wife's steak and my fillet-mignon had more than a usual amount of fat. Some fat is expected from a regular steak, but not the fillet. Hopefully this is a one time issue and not a sign of lesser quality trying to invade a great restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

Not so great, just good

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

I am a monthly or every other month diner at Ron of Japan both in Chicago and Northbrook. This past trip was my first and only disappointing dinner experience. We were not so happy with the quality of the meat. Everything else was great. The music they played seemed odd. It sounded like movie themes.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Great chef and awesome service!

Dined on February 21, 2016

Great chef and awesome service!

food5
ambience4
service4
value2

Expensive

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food was excellent but very expensive for family of 10!

Tags: good for groups
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Ron of Japan

Dined on February 15, 2016

Have not been here for a long time. Will not be coming back. Both my wife and myself were feeling sickly the next day. Terrible chef had food all over the cook table and I don't think it was cooked right. I don't know if the building has heat but it sure was not working inu the bar area. You want good food in a great atmosphere go down the street to Su Casa or go to Benihanas.

food2
ambience1
service1
value5

it was really disappointing, long wait, bad food.

Dined on February 15, 2016

save your money go somewhere else. food was meh, the wait was horrible, over priced.

food4
ambience5
service5

The egg sauce was as amazing as everyone ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The egg sauce was as amazing as everyone says.

food5
ambience4
service3
value5

Wonderful dining...

Dined on February 14, 2016

I come every year for my birthday, then in between for special dining with the hubby & occasionally with the kids & grand-kids. We love the food & have yet to find any other place that can match it.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

So disappointed

Dined on February 13, 2016

We have been going to Ron Of Japan for over 32 years .I have to say I was very disappointed. .It was very tight and what is with the plates..No room to eat and enjoy .had the soup and salad at the same time no room for both,had to give up eating my soup just to get more room...I will give the Chicago one another chance if it is the same No more ron of japan...It is soooooo sad..My first date with my husband was there 33 years ago..He was going before that when it opened..SO SAD TIMES.CHANGE NOT FOR THE GOOD.

food4
ambience4
service2
value4

Things have changed

Dined on February 13, 2016

I miss the prior wait staff. Our waiter was not attentive at all to drink refills. The chef was awesome and very attentive. He got us extra veggies when he noticed we weren't eating the pile of onions that had been dished out. The other problem was the ventilation. This was the worst we had ever experienced.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great visit as always!

Dined on February 11, 2016

Our food was outstanding and our service was excellent. We will be returning soon!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service1
value1

I go to Ron of Japan in downtown chicago ...

Dined on February 7, 2016

I go to Ron of Japan in downtown chicago I get sat down 10 minutes before my reservation all the time. who is on point with there customer service. the Northbrook Ron of Japan need to step there service up.we got to our table 25 minutes late then our food didn't get cooked until an hour later I wouldn't recommend nobody go to Northbrook Ron of Japan I recommend for people to go to downtown ron of Japan very poor service

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