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633 Skokie Blvd Ste LL111, Northbrook, IL 60062-2874
+1 847-564-5900
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to a Japanese steakhouse in years. Took our Godson there to celebrate his birthday and thought we would be entertained by the chef with some knife tricks etc. There was none of that. I guess I was in the wrong place and should have been at Benihana where they do that sort of thing? Food was okay but... More 

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Thank Judy M
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like coming to Ron of Japan. It is a very unique restaurant experience, from the decor, to the service, to the food! I always order the jumbo shrimp special, and it is always cooked to perfection. The only downside to this restaurant is that you have to sometimes share a table with strangers if you are a group... More 

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Thank 226jas
Agoura Hills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Food was great! Sushi + fried rice, steak,vegetables, soup,salad and drinks were amazing! Same great taste as always!

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Thank BERDIT123
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went here for my daughter's birthday. I could not believe how bad the food was. First of all it is really overpriced. We both ordered chicken and it had a rubbery taste. The chicken fried rice which cost $5.95 because it does not come with your meal, was average. We actually took are leftovers home and put them in... More 

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Thank michelle n
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for New Year's Eve. It's a nice Japanese-ish asian-theme ambiance. (except when Johnny cash's cover of "Hurt" came on the radio...great song, terrible dinner music.) The server we had was fantastic, which is why I won't give it a one star. He was running around super busy and still managed to be attentive to each table. Kudos... More 

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Thank Danamyte
Northbrook, Illinois
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Always a fun place with very good food. All the food is prepared right there at your table which is around an open flat grill. The preparation of the food is the entertainment. Take a group or share a table with others. Much more fun if it y9ur own group, usually. The food is surprisingly good and very tasty,

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Thank 84u2c
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I came here on Saturday night (11/12/16) for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and another couple. We were directed to the bar to await the other couple so we could be seated together. The drinks at the bar where very good and the bartender was extremely friendly, had this been the end of my visit (like it should), we... More 

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Thank Deon M
Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Been here many times. Quality is consistent; service tempo and attentiveness is not. This time it was well executed. Free parking. Neighborhood upscale restaurant. Family, kid friendly with kids menu. Good for celebrations as there are many at most of my visits. Menu is primarily steak, seafood and chicken combinations. Some vegetarian offerings with tofu or vegetable stir fry. Soup... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had another great ROJ experience last night! Loved the extra noodles in the soup (upon request). After eating there for dozens of times, this chef hit it out of the park on the fried rice. He cooked the onions to a crispy texture first and then made the rice and it was GREAT!! Never had it that way and loved... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Richmond, Canada
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167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a long time favorite here in the north Chicago suburbs. We tried it. We don't get it. The concept is a throwback to the '60's and at best is a curiosity and amusement destination for families with young kids. As a food place, meh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 Skokie Blvd Ste LL111, Northbrook, IL 60062-2874
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-564-5900

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