Restaurant is located in the Hilton hotel and has a Japanese garden type setting. You need to make a reservation if you have teppanyaki (and specifically make for teppanyaki) and they need the entire group to be there (if the people sharing your table aren't there yet, you'll have to wait). We had the teppanyaki for four adults, and the child ordered off the menu. I ordered the rib eye which was fantastic. My brother and father had the filet mignon which was also very good. We did not try the sushi so cannot comment. Mom had the grilled fish which was very fresh. The food was wonderful, at least for teppanyaki (I know it's a horrid thing to do to a steak). The Mizo soup was pretty good and served at the right temperature. I had the garlic fried rice which is not the typical fried rice but was very good. I'm not a big vegetable person but they were cooked so perfectly I wound up cleaning my plate. My son ordered the udon noodles off the menu, and they were very accommodating, serving them plain instead of with the veggies, and with a side of white rice-- he loves udon but likes it plain so we were happy they were able to accommodate him.
In teppanyaki, the cooks prepared the food right in front of you. The reviewers are right when they say the show isn't like at Benihana. A benihana meal takes about an hour to get your food and they do a lot of tricks like the choo choo train and volcano. We got the volcano (which my son loved) but not a whole lot else. You still get a show, but not as elaborate as Benihana. But I have to say the food was much better than Benihana and there were no complaints. My son ate free.
A few negatives. We ordered 2 bottles of wine but they were out of stock and didn't have what we wanted until we got to our 3rd choice. The manager came out to apologize, which was a nice touch, though they could have offered a discount on our third more expensive choice to make up for it. There are mosquitos in the area due to the water in the Japanese gardens, but it's not a swarm. The meal was very expensive (almost $300 for 4 adults, 1 child with alcohol) but we felt is was totally worth it, particularly since we were doing a resort day at the hotel and didn't want to leave. Like all teppanyaki, you will share your table/grill with strangers, so it's not for people who want to be left alone. Our dinner companions were fortunately charming.
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