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May 16, 2007 09:23 AM

japanese steak house?

my brother in law is looking for a good japanese steak house in boston (or surrounding towns, preferably south) where they do the cooking in front of you. anyone know of anything?

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  1. The one on Memorial Drive in Cambridge just closed, but there is one in Revere right by the movie theater... north, not south, but it's the only one I can think of.

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    1. re: pamalamb

      kiku yamu in dedham and theres a goodone in norwood too

    2. thank you for the suggestions!

      1. Havent been to them but there is one in Needham Center on Highland Avenue and one on Route 9 in Framingham called Samba steak and Sushi.


          been a couple of times in dedham pretty good food nice atmosphere

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          1. re: xperteater

            How about Kyoto in the Theater District on Stuart Street? It's been awhile but I think it is still there. It was pretty good.

            1. re: RandyL

              Sorry sweetie, but you are showing your age a bit. They closed years ago :( Sadly! There is a distinct lack of hibachi in Boston these days, with Bisuteki closing for renovations making the numbers even smaller. There used to be Miso Grill on RT 1, but that closed too. Now all that is left is Bisuteki in Revere, which is only OK at best. If you go up Rt 1 all the way to where it meets Rt 95, there is one called Misono in Peabody. They are MUCH better than Bisuteki, but a bit of a drive from south of the city. The strip mall they are in looks like a dive (bar and adult toy store on the first floor), but the quality of the food inside is excellent!

              1. re: InmanSQ Girl

                Wow!!! I guess I am showing my age!!! Thanks for telling me...I used to go there as a teen when it was Benihana....then it became Kyoto....they had great Mai Tais

                1. re: InmanSQ Girl

                  Just FYI - this is one of those swimming upstream things, I know. But let's not call teppanyaki, hibachi. The usage of hibachi for teppanyaki was started by one of the chains in the Philadelphia area that took over some of the Benihana locations down there as Rocky Aioki's empire shut down. It is a complete misnomer. The hibachi in my grandmother's house in Yokosuka was the charcoal based central heating and fireplace-like cooking unit - not at all a grill or griddle. The general term for cooking on a hot griddle (a teppan) in Japanese is teppanyaki.