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“A Benihana's Bargain Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood

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Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood
13952 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3202
703-802-3400
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Ranked #57 of 127 Restaurants in Chantilly
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U.S.A.F.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A Benihana's Bargain Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Small, quaint place. Excellent attentative polite service. You get complimentary soup and salad with each order and a small dish of ice cream at the end. They have hibachi grills or area for sushi orders made fresh. Prices are very reasonable. Could have more flavor.
I only ordered sushi. They had wide variety to offer.
Overall decent food for the price, and made you feel special having the extra niceties offered during the meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Too Rushed of for expensive dinner!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Wanted to go out for a nice long meal with sushi and hibachi, well got the sushi at the same time of the hibachi, which almost ruined a nice date night. I know they are trying to rush people through to turn tables, but maybe if you focus on customers experience they would stay long and come back more often and spend more $$$$!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Egg trick gone wrong”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We went on a coupon deal we purchased on a Saturday night with no reservations. It was not busy and we got right in. We actually had to wait for at least 2 more couples before they would even start to take our orders. The chef totally gave the vibe that he didn't want to be there and while he was doing one of his tricks with the eggs, he lost control of it and it flung toward my husband landing on his brand new shirt, breaking and making a mess everywhere. He just muttered "sorry" and I had to speak up and ask if someone could bring some towels to clean up...he make it seem like it was a big deal to have someone come over.

The food was just average for a Japanese steak house. We had recently been to a different one so in comparing it to that this one couldnt hold a candle to it. We each got the filet which we asked for to be cooked medium...it was a little overdone for our liking. The veggies were pretty good, the rice just OK.

Even with the coupon, it was still a bit pricey. Overall we will not return here.

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice time, quick service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We went here after a day at the Air and Space Museum. We were seated immediately upon entering and had our drinks within minutes. The menu is pretty standard hibachi fare, with a few higher end options. The chef was out to the table pretty quickly (certainly faster than Chantilly traffic moves at that time of day!) and he was very entertaining. His aim with the "food flips" was impeccable and he scored a solid 4 out of 4. The horseradish dipping sauce was excellent and the portions were large. Someone previously noted that the fried rice had no vegetables, and we also found that to be true. On a positive note, the chop sticks offered with dinner were of a much higher quality than those "rough wood" ones found in some other restaurants. Overall, not a bad place to dine.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Bonsai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Food is great and of course prepared on the hibachi as you watch. The chef is very entertaining as he prepares the food. It's a little on the pricy side but the show is worth it. Only negative is that they seem to rush you a bit. I'm not sure if this was just Japanese efficency or they were trying turn over the tables as quickly as possible.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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