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Mar 8, 2004 03:34 PM

Japanese Hibachi-style restaurants in CT?

  • t

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

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    1. re: Lisa

      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!

      1. re: Lisa

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

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

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        1. re: sabra

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: Becky
            Kelly Migliaccio

            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.

          2. 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.

            1. t

              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.