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876 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7808
847-506-1212
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This has become our kids favorite place for "birthday dinners" so we have dined here often. The chef cooks on the hibachi right in front of you. Soup, salad, shrimp, steak or chicken, white or fried rice, etc. The chef may make the obligatory "onion volcano", chop up veggies and fire them at you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
KenL60089
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Chicago
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Chicago
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This has become our kids favorite place for "birthday dinners" so we have dined here often. The chef cooks on the hibachi right in front of you. Soup, salad, shrimp, steak or chicken, white or fried rice, etc. The chef may make the obligatory "onion volcano", chop up veggies and fire them at you so you can catch them in... More 

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Lake County, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This unassuming place sits in a strip mall but houses some of the best hibachi grill style food around. When trying similar places around the country we are always disappointed when they don't live up to this one. The cooking show is fresh and includes plenty of entertaining standbys as well. The hibachi scallops and filet combo is perhaps their... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
181 reviews 181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 876 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7808
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847-506-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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