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Japanese Hibachi-style restaurants in CT?

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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.

Thanks!

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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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            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.

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              TrishUntrapped

              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.

              Cheers!

              Trish

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

                1. Chikurin in Glastonbury-very good

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

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                    1. re: FAB

                      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?

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

                      1. 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.

                        1. 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.

                          1. 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