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Aug 14, 2010 08:30 PM

Need help finding a chinese restaurant that has your personal chef cooking infrot of you

I need help I want to take my family to a cool chinese restaurant that has a personal chef that cooks infront and in your own table. Any recommendations.... near chicago please give adress thanks.

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  1. Do you mean a teppanyaki restaurant like Ron of Japan (which is, of course, Japanese)? Or are you looking for a teppanyaki Chinese restaurant?

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      1. re: TheTruth02

        I wasn't actually implying that Chinese teppanyaki exists, just wanted to be clear on your question. Every teppanyaki place I've been to does some crossover type dishes, like fried rice and "stir fry," but in terms of Chinese, I've never seen it. A lot of the cooking is wok frying at very high temps and it's not generally safe for an audience.

        1. re: ferret

          Yeah, real Chinese cooking is way too high-temp for an audience to be seated nearby. The best I can recommend is Yu's Mandarin in Schaumburg, they have a glass-walled kitchen and all the wok chefs are right in front of it so you can watch them.

          Yu's Mandarin Restaurant
          200 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

          1. re: bourj

            I suspect the OP is looking for a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant as ferret suggested. There is a Ron of Japan in the city at 230 E. Ontario and, I think, one in Northbrook. There are also a couple of Benihanas around. I don't know that the food is all that great, but the show can be fun.