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Where to get Teppanyaki in Boston?

Hi, I was wondering where to get teppanyaki in Boston. I realize the concept of teppanyaki is cheesy and not necessarily "gourmet" but my husband really likes it, so I'd like to take him to a teppanyaki restaurant. Can anyone help? Thanks! :)

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  1. Bisuteki in cambridge just reopened this past weekend. It took nearly three years so I hope it was worth the wait!

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      1. re: greennikkidog

        It was great (if a bit dated) back in the day, I hope to check it out soon and will report back. I have visited Fuji *listed below) on a few occasions, has generally been a very positive experience, although it gets very crowded (with kids) on the weekends.

    1. Fuji Steakhouse in Needham; I haven't been yet but am going with a large group on Saturday and will try to remember to report back.

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      1. re: JoeM

        Fuji is good, I think, for the kind of thing that it is! Fun show, nice flavor on the meat/seafood/chicken. I recommend it.

        1. re: JoeM

          I went to Fuji on Friday night. Reservations for 8 people at 7:30 and we had to wait about 20 minutes.

          The service was very rushed and rather poor.
          Example #1: When I asked for a bottle of wine for the six of us that were drinking, I was told that a bottle only served four. (I kindly instructed the server to find a way to divide a bottle evenly between six glasses, which is what a normal pour of wine from a bottle should be)
          Example #2: No taste of the wine was offered when the bottle was opened
          Example #3: When I finally agreed to a second bottle of wine (I was asked several times, the first time before I had even managed a sip), the server refilled two of our glasses and left the bottle (unchilled) on the table next to the hot grill, but didn't bother filling the other four empty glasses. That was the last I saw of our server until the check.
          Example #4: When I asked for a few forks for several in our party who couldn't use chopsticks, I was handed a few forks. Maybe she thought I was going to do my own trick.

          The cooking also seemed very rushed. We were brought out soup and salad at the same time, and were served the entire meal very quickly and in no particular order. I counted two "tricks" in the ten or so minutes the chef(?) spent at our table, three if you count when he cleaned the cooking surface at the start. The staple of any teppanyaki place I've ever been to involves shrimp tales, but the shrimp used here were already detailed. He seemed like he had a hot date to catch and was not at all personable. As soon as someone finished eating, their plate would be cleared. We were handed the check within an hour of sitting down, and the place was empty by the time we left. They had even cleaned out the candy dish at the front. (This was at about 9:15, 1:45 after our reservation and only 1:20 after we sat down, so I don't think it's the New Yorker in me that was disappointed with being hurried out at such an early hour.

          The food was ok, nothing special. Maybe it was just a Friday night thing, but I won't be going back anytime soon. It made me sad to see the reader's choice awards for best steak and best sushi in Needham. I wish there were better options for both.

        2. Kikuyama Japanesei Steak House in Dedham is very good. I think it's better than the Bisuteki Cambridge restaurant in its previous incarnation. I haven't been since they reopened, They also put on a great show while cooking. And, the mai tai's are lethal!

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          Kikuyama Japanese Steak House
          350 Washington St, Dedham, MA 02026

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          1. re: CookieLee

            There's a teppanyaki restaurant in Lexington Center called... wait for it...
            Teppanyaki.
            Does a fine floor show a la Benihana

          2. Not in Boston, but Tokyo Steakhouse in Andover. Definitely a fun show. And you can also get sushi too!

            1. There is a place in Lawrence that is the only 'no msg' teppanyaki I've ever seen.
              Had dinner there once. They put on a good show and the food and prices were
              reasonable. (Hibachi Chicken, 16.95; Teriyaki Steak, 18.95).

              313 South Broadway
              Lawrence, MA 01843
              978- 689-4047
              www.yokohamajapanesesteakhouse.com

              Website has a $5 off $50 at dinner coupon.

              1. Thanks guys, for all the responses! :) It's my husband's birthday today, so we're going to try out Bisuteki tonight. You're supposed to get a free entree there on your birthday. I'll let you know how it goes...

                1. HaNaBi in Marshfiled is pretty good. It's huge with a zillion things on the menu but it has a teppanyiaki room.

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                  1. re: C. Hamster

                    if youre gonna go all the way out to marshfield, I'd suggest aoyama over hanabi. they've got a little more clarity of purpose -- ie. they specialize in teppanyaki -- and most of the chefs have great rapport with their audiences, especially with kids.

                  2. I liked Bisuteki, mainly because they really DO let you get any entree for free on your birthday. My husband and I had the "Sea of Japan" and my brother-in-law had scallops. The restaurant itself was very clean, the waitstaff friendly. I would rate the food as being mediocre, but that's kind of what you expect at a Teppanyaki restaurant. We even got a free slice of cheesecake with a birthday candle on it! Definitely worth going on your birthday for the freebies, but not for the food itself.