Good hibachi near West Windsor/Princeton?
Help - it's my sister-in-law's birthday tonight and she wants to go to a hibachi restaurant. They are from out of town and we haven't been to any nearby, so we're all clueless on where to go.
We don't want to stray too far from the general area. Anyone know of a decent hibachi restaurant, say within a 20-25 minute drive from Quakerbridge Mall?
Many thanks for any suggestions!
We always liked Shogun 27 when we lived in South Brunswick, but haven't been for several years. We have always been put off by the cleanliness of Banzai on Quakerbridge Road. Our favorite has to be Bimi in the Westin Hotel, Forrestal Village. Usually easy to get into, not quite as "active" as a Benihana, but very reliable through the years.
Shogun 27 is pretty good for a party atmosphere, but I've always found the food way to garlicky. And I love garlic.
We've always been much more fond of Fuji in Dayton (http://www.fujidayton.com/). It might not be right for you if you're looking for a party atmosphere, since it's much quieter and less festive, but the food is better. Also, if you're a little money-conscious, it's a bit cheaper than Shogun and you can usually find better coupons.
(After lurking on here for about a year, I finally had my first post!)
Many thanks for the suggestions. We ended up at Shogun 27. The food was very good (fortunately, not too garlicky!) and there was a definite party vibe though the sudden disco lights and overhead music got a tad lame after they did the umpteenth birthday sparkler thing.
My biggest complaint was that we had to wait 45 minutes AFTER our confirmed reservation time before being seated. The young woman at the podium just kept saying she was sorry and it'll be "just a minute".... after being told that for 35 minutes, we asked to speak to the manager. She went to get him, but came back without him saying he was just now setting up our table. When we finally were taken back a few minutes later, staffers were still in the process of setting up our table, the manager nowhere in sight. He/she never did come to our table to apologize for the wait.
My other complaint? They charge for fountain soda refills. Talk about nickel-and-diming your guests!