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Rokbonki Japanese Steak House

876 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7808
847-506-1212
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Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 15, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Quality of food is high and staff are very friendly. Wonderful spot for a party or just a night on the town. Prices are much cheaper than any other Japanese chop house and food quality is better in my opinion. A must visit if you like this type of food!!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

My first experience was teriffic, the chef cooking at your table and entertaining you with his cooking skills. Lots of good food so try different items and share

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Had a party of 6 at Rokbonki on Sunday, Nov. 3rd for my son's special birthday. We have always loved the food here and the table side cooking chiefs as they would perform culinary tricks with the food for the grand-kids . NOT this visit. Our chief was just awful! No personality and he told us he does not do... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Best Japanese steak house we have ever been to, food was flavorful, chefs were funny and entertaining, staff was polite and very friendly to all, had the filet and calamari, was cooked perfectly and the taste amazing, wife hat the spicy garlic shrimp and she loved it. Soup was excellent, as was appetizer noodle dish. Will definitely return if ever... More

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great tor a group of 7-8 or more as you will have the entire table with built-in grill. Extremely kid-friendly. Our grandkids, ages 1, 5, 6 and 8 were delighted by the show put on by our chef and the older ones gave him lots of silly backtalk which he encouraged. The food was excellent as always. Our group had... More

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work
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our family has been going to Rokbonki for many, many years. It is our go to place for all special celebrations. The service is mostly wonderful,although we did have a few poor experiences over the years. The quality of the food remains the same...exceptional. The chefs all put on a cute little show which has gotten kind of old over... More

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Galion, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It was okay, the hibachi was fun, my kids liked it. Sushi was okay. Their prices weren't very great though! Haha. The place wasn't bad though, they just need some good prices.

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Deer Park, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I really wanted this place to outshine Benihana but, it started of very good, did not have to wait that is, and they seated me by myself which was actually good. The soup was not as good as the other place but tolerable. Salad had too much dressing and was just OK. The entree I had was the filet mignon.... More

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Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Large bottles of Japanese beer. There is nothing as decadent as the "Tokyo shrimp or lobster". Great Benihana type tableside grilling of all meal courses. To me this restaurant is "Benihana's on steroids". Specificly the food is 2 - 3 times better then Benihana's, but it is the same concept. I have been coming to this restaurant, at this location... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Fun place! Like Benihana, but not as pricey. Great date place as well.

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