Literally meaning “fire bowl” hibachi is style associated with the Japanese art of Teppanyaki cooking. While most are found outside of city proper, these little gems are worth the drive. Perfect for a group gathering and when your dinner’s a full on production that involves cooking in front of you, who turns down dinner and a show?
1 Chi Tung
A restaurant within the restaurant, Chi Tung's stunning new Hibachi Steakhouse is filled with beautiful Asian artwork, elegant lighting, and a warm, friendly ambience that will make you feel at home with showmanship rivaling our overseas neighbors.
9560 S. Kedzie. Evergreen Park, IL 60805. 708-636-8180. http://www.chitung.com/
2 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
Family owned and operated for over 20 years, experience a touch of Japan in the heart of the Midwest. Watch as the skilled chef's prepare your meal tableside in a most exciting and delightful exhibition.
15132 S. La Grange Road. Orland Park, IL 60462. 708-403-1580. http://www.fujisteaksushi.com/
With more than 700 locations world-wide, Gyu-Kaku is Japanese BBQ. With sampler platters of different cuts of Kobe, steaks, meats and fishes or sold by the piece, this DIY dining lets you try a little bit of each delicacy.
210 East Ohio St. 312.266.8929. http://www.gyu-kaku.com/il/chicago.htm
Kampai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar combines fresh seafood, the highest-quality meats, and crisp vegetables to create a visit you won't soon forget. With a full-service hibachi-style Japanese grill and floating sushi bar, you'll not only love the food, but the experience, as well.
2330 S. Elmhurst Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. 847.640.6700. http://www.kampaisteakandsushi.com/
Priding themselves in using only quality and fresh ingredients to maximize taste with the homemade teriyaki sauce, salad dressing, horse radish, spicy garlic and tokyo batters, Rokbonki has been dishing out and dicing up teppanyaki to the Chicago suburbs for over 20 years.
876 W Dundee Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60004. 847.506.1212. rokbonki.com/