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Japanese Hibachi-style restaurants in CT?

TrishUntrapped Mar 8, 2004 03:34 PM

Has anyone dined at any Japanese Hibachi style (the kind where the chef cooks on a cooktop at your table) restaurants in Connecticut?

I am thinking of booking a party at Kabuki, in Danbury, CT but would appreciate your input on this and any others in the area.


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    aalwine Jan 29, 2007 08:42 AM

    KUMO on Skiff St. in Hamden is pretty good, I've been there 3 or 4 times and the meal has been very good each time

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      FAB Jan 29, 2007 08:06 AM

      Yea...i hear good things about Fuji, and as far as Ichiro goes i've been there a few times and can say that though they're not the best i've ever had they're still the best in the danbury area.

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        debvil Jan 17, 2007 10:23 PM

        Another vote for Fuji in Darien - -they have a PRIVATE hibachi room for b-days parties etc. They also serve traditional& sushi at hibachi tales if any of your party doesn't like hibachi.

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          sherijo Nov 4, 2006 08:19 PM

          There's a brand new hibachi restaurant in Stamford. It's called Shiki and it's on Hope St.

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            FAB Nov 2, 2006 05:56 PM

            There's also an Ichiro in Danbury on Newtown Rd. which is very good.

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              mtpsarap Jan 16, 2007 02:35 PM

              One thing I have noticed is that most of the new Japanese restaurants are not authentic and the menus are run of the mill Japanese food, quality of the ingredients is not top-notch. Are there any hibachis out there in CT with Japanese chefs still?

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              anne Oct 14, 2004 06:07 PM

              Chikurin in Glastonbury-very good

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                smalley1213 Mar 12, 2004 06:44 AM

                There's a place in Avon, CT called HIBACHI....I've never eaten there but the food smells amazing!

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                  TrishUntrapped Mar 11, 2004 11:27 AM

                  Thank you all so much for the excellent suggestions. After making a few visits around I made a reservation at Osaka in Brookfield (It's logistically in a great spot for us). Most importantly, they have a bright and tasteful Hibachi room, good for a large party, and a terrific looking sushi bar.

                  I'll report back in a few weeks.



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                    Shoreliner Mar 9, 2004 01:59 PM

                    Kampai restaurant in Branford is very good. I usually get the stir-fry beef filet, but I think they have a lot of choices. Saw salmon on the menu the last time I was there. Sushi is upstairs - I haven't tried it since that's not my thing.

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                      Becky Mar 9, 2004 11:23 AM

                      We've been to Kabuki and didn't care for it. Osaka, the Japanese restaurant in Brookfield by the four corners is good, and they have hibachi tables. The one in Westport, Sakura, is good as well. I haven't been to the one in Trumbull.

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                        Kelly Migliaccio Mar 10, 2004 09:26 AM

                        The Japanese restaurant, Ichiro in Trumbull is quite good. They have four hibachi tables as well as a regular diningroom. We took my sister-in-law and her three sons out for my nephew's 18th birthday and everyone had a great time. You can order sushi at the hibachi table as well if you choose. I've only been to Sakura once, but I didn't care for it. I don't totally remember why,but I do remember the service being bad.

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                        sabra Mar 9, 2004 09:28 AM

                        Sakura in Westport is excellent but expensive. Ichiro in Trumbull is a less expensive option and is still good.

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                          TAP Jan 29, 2007 05:20 PM

                          Ichiro in Trumbull is ok, nothing great. The big problem there, is that they server you so fast, and then want to you leave. I like to take my time and eat, and enjoy the evening out, unfortunately, you can't enjoy your dinner because of the constant rush to get you out, and serve the next set of people.

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                          Lisa Mar 8, 2004 08:36 PM

                          There is a place in Glastonbury that does this - Chicurin. Never had the hibachi but the sushi is very good.

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                            dragonfly Mar 19, 2004 11:49 AM

                            If it's not too far, Fuji in Darien is awesome! I go out for hibachi quite often and that is my favorite. i was just at Sakura two weeks ago, it was great too!

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                              xilinxchic Nov 6, 2006 11:47 PM

                              I have tried the hibachi there, it is good as well.

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