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renz Dec 3, 2007 01:35 PM

Maybe not the chow-iest of eating experiences, but I have some friends who are very interested in checking out the Benihana style (hibachi, teppan-yaki, etc.). Any recommendations (preferably central or south)? Or is Benihana it? In this case, quality of the show is of some importance.

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    achtungpv Dec 4, 2007 04:56 PM

    I've been to Tokyo Steakhouse. It's mediocre like all the rest. Is it just me or is the food always cold after 5 seconds on your plate at these places?

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      DanielNTX Dec 4, 2007 04:10 PM

      Kobe Steakhouse: http://kobeaustin.com/
      It used to be a Lone Star Cafe way back when.

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        jjs21582 Dec 4, 2007 07:34 AM

        We had a pretty forgettable meal there (Benihana) last year about this time. There is a Tokyo Steakhouse in the La Frontera area, and Fujiyama is where the old north location of Kyoto used to be (Jollyville Road and Braker). We haven't tried of those. Maybe someone else on the Board has.

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          Brian Lindauer Dec 4, 2007 10:45 AM

          I think I tried Fujiyama a couple of years ago. If that's the place I'm thinking of, it was thoroughly mediocre.

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            jwynne2000 Dec 4, 2007 03:32 PM

            I second that.

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          A Ron Dec 4, 2007 04:08 AM

          I have not been there in over a year, but Tokyo Steakhouse at the Y in Oak hill was a pretty good choice back then.

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            renz Dec 4, 2007 09:11 AM

            IS this the restaurant that's next to an HEB or an Albertsons (I forget)? I went to some place in that area for sushi, but don't remember noticing table grills (it was lunch). The food was really good, though, so if it's the same place, I definitely want to check it out.

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              Rene Dec 4, 2007 09:15 AM

              I think the place you are speaking of is Midori Sushi which used to have an Albertsons next door and is, indeed, very good. Fujiyama is located in the HEB shopping center at Braker and 183 on the Jollyville Rd. side.

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                renz Dec 4, 2007 09:18 AM

                The place I was referring to was in Oak Hill. Is that the same area you're mentioning (my quick google search for Midori showed something quite north)?

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                  Rene Dec 4, 2007 01:28 PM

                  I realized my error (I thought you were replying to jjs below) and thought I had deleted my reply to you within a couple of minutes. Sorry I wasn't quick enough and my edit didn't work!!!

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                A Ron Dec 5, 2007 02:44 AM

                Yeah, that's it. It was also BYOB, and had a liquor store next door.

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