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Nichi Bei Kai

9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
410-381-5800
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Ranked #113 of 224 restaurants in Columbia
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 23, 2013
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

From sushi to chicken...this place has it all for everyone in the family. The last time i was here i took my brother because i told him they serve the best fried rice ive had in my life. He agreed 100%. My kids enjoyed the show as the cook prepared our food. It is entertaining and we see how our... More

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Baltimore, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I liked the tableside chef. He entertained a group of us with his fantastic display of chopping and cutting while grilling the various items to perfection. I especially liked the way he paid attention to the kids in our group nby flipping bits of food to their plates. The food was really good and the "Onion ring volcano" was a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I really should have read some of these reviews before going. I had been to Nichi Bei Kai many years ago and remembered it as an upscale place, which would be great for a special dinner. I was definitely disappointed. Now it is very run down and the prices are high, so it was expensive for such a casual experience.... More

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Baltimore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We go to Nichi Bei Kai every once in a while - it’s always plenty of food and a cooking extravaganza. We celebrated a special occasion by going there for hibachi (again). While the food is good, you have to go for the experience. The waitresses are polite and helpful; the chef is always entertaining. Tonight was no different. Having... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

After years of procrastinating a visit to this restaurant, a great groupon deal dragged us in. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for a table. As soon as one was cleared we were seated immediately. The process seems lengthy, especially when you have starving kids on deck. We received our drinks, followed by soup, then salad. By... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Nichi Bei Kai, formerly with three locations, was the premier Teppan table and Japanese steak house in Baltimore. Unfortunately, under new ownership and management, the quality has slipped dramatically. On our most recent visit, the restaurant was very crowded due primarily to a Groupon deal, which was a nice offset to the cost. The show is the same as it... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The food had NO taste! I will just stick with Sakura. Better food,service, and value of your money!! Never again.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

One of my favorite dining experiences over the last two decades has been Nichi Bei Kai in Columbia, MD. It's a Japanese Steakhouse with available Teppan (cooking at your table), sushi, and other popular Japanese foods. Unfortunately, the ownership has changed hands over the last few years and the quality is beginning to suffer. My wife booked a private Teppan... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

i always get the hibachi shrimp and my husband does the hibachi shrimp and scallops. we both think it is the best hibachi place in the area. they also have a restaurant.com coupon that helps out with the cost (about 20-25 per hibachi plate). we've had the sushi here and its good also. overall, definately recommend! it is the only... More

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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207 reviews 207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

My husband and I took my mother to Nichi Bei Kai during her visit. We all love hibachi cooked meals so we thought it would be a good place to go, plus, I had a certificate for the restaurant. We were seated at a large table and then four more people were seated at the other side. I am glad... More

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