As a frequent visitor to Red Plum and Toyo, I assumed that the new hibachi addition to their restaurants would be just as good. That is not the case. Going to dinner this evening with my family we were very excited about this experience. The night started off with the chef from another table obnoxiously screaming and shouting his performance. Our chef finally came to our table and did the normal hibachi routine...the onion volcano, throwing veggies in our mouths etc. The time came when he was twirling a lighted spatula and a large fork. The chef put the utensils engulfed in fire around to all of our faces asking us to blow out the fire. When one of us leaned in to blow it out, the chef pushed the flame closer almost burning his face. Next, the time came when the chef asked my younger brother, who is a teenager, to drink sake. When he refused the chef proceeded to shoot the sake from a bottle into his mouth and refused to stop until he clucked like a chicken. (not kidding!) My brother backed his chair up, causing the sake to pour from his mouth onto the floor creating a large puddle. To make matters worse the chef began to cook the chicken, placed the raw chicken on the grill and smacked it multiple times with his spatula which in turn splashed RAW chicken juice all over our already cooked food. We were afraid to eat it. We told the manager who did not seem at all remorseful which is the worst part of the night. He apologized and said he would take care of our bill. The waitress came out with our bill only cut by 50%. Exclaiming our discontent and anger with the entire situation the manager asked if my brother asked the chef to stop, pretty much blaming him for the incident. After telling him that that was completely ridiculous and the fact that raw chicken juice and salmonella was all over our food and that didn't bother him, he finally took off 80% of the bill and then proceeded to ask us how the food was otherwise....what's wrong with him! Don't go to the hibachi part of this restaurant.
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