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“Great place for birthday celebrations”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ron of Japan

Ron of Japan
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Ranked #95 of 118 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Kauai, Hawaii
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Great place for birthday celebrations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

The atmosphere is great if you want to spend eating dinners with strangers.

Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Came here for my birthday, but because I did not sign up for the birthday club until the day of, I did not get my free birthday dinner. I can understand they want their returning customers to get the free birthday dinner, but it would have been a nice gesture to give me a free dinner since I brought out 4 other people to celebrate.

Overall, a nice atmosphere inside, and the food was tasty. The chef's cooking demonstration was not as interesting as some other Japanese steakhouses. I ordered the filet and shrimp crown combo, which was a mistake. You get shrimp as an appetizer as part of this meal already, so then I added more of the same shrimp as part of my entree. I should have just ordered the filet which would have given me more steak.

The desert was nothing special, so I'd suggest going with the basic entree option if you don't want the shrimp.

Also, they sit you with other parties if you aren't a large group, so I'd suggest only going if you have a larger group (4+) or if you like mingling with strangers.

I remember back in the day, commercials for this place showing the meat being sliced. So good. The food didn't disappoint, so I would consider returning for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

The egg sauce and meat-heavy fried rice may not appeal to everyone (per other reviews), but we loved it! Such a charming, unusual interior, great drinks ("super Mai Tai"), and the food was awesome. Not traditional Japanese, not super healthy, but yummy!

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Chicago, IL
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“Great Family Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

Ron of Japan was simply a delight. We go there all of the time, and the wait staff is always friendly the moment we walk in the door. The food was quite tasty, and the chef is entertaining while making it.

The only downside can be that if you travel with a small party, you will most likely be sitting with others. While this can be quite a fun time, it also can make some dinner situations awkward, depending who is sitting near you. However, usually it turns into a very good time.

In short: Great Food, Great Service, Highly Recommended.

Visited September 2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

I can't believe I am reading any positive reviews for this restaurant. These people must not have any taste buds in their mouths. This is one of the worst restaurants I have EVER eaten at. Run-run far away...unless you want to eat egg glop covered shrimp, hamburger helper fried rice, gray beef, mayonnaise covering every piece of lettuce in the salad, mush steamed vegetables, and god only knows what else had been sitting out on the counter waiting to be steamed by incompetent chefs. I couldn't get the grease coating out of my mouth for the rest of the evening-and I barely ate any of my food as it was! Anyone who has reviewed this restaurant positively has obviously never been outside of a Denny's.

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