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japanese steak house?

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Jpalms May 16, 2007 09:23 AM

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. pamalamb RE: Jpalms May 16, 2007 09:35 AM

    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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      cel1313 RE: pamalamb May 16, 2007 09:43 AM

      kiku yamu in dedham and theres a goodone in norwood too

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      Jpalms RE: Jpalms May 16, 2007 09:50 AM

      thank you for the suggestions!

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        emilief RE: Jpalms May 16, 2007 10:20 AM

        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.

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          xperteater RE: Jpalms May 16, 2007 10:24 AM

          http://www.kikuyamaonline.com/frontpa...

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

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            RandyL RE: xperteater May 16, 2007 12:00 PM

            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.

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              InmanSQ Girl RE: RandyL May 16, 2007 01:03 PM

              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. http://www.misonorestaurant.com/ 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!

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                RandyL RE: InmanSQ Girl May 16, 2007 01:49 PM

                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

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                  applehome RE: InmanSQ Girl May 16, 2007 02:18 PM

                  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.

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