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FAQ

What is “Hibachi?”

“Hibachi” is the term used in North America to refer to the Japanese cuisine called Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き). Hibachi (火鉢) is actually the Japanese term for a brazier. The Teppanyaki Steakhouse made its first appearance in Japan in 1945 as a way to cook Western-influenced food, such as steak, on a teppan (flat iron grill).

What is “Sushi?”

Sushi is a term used to refer to any food that is served with vinegared rice. This can include makizushi (sushi rolls), temaki (hand rolls), nigirizushi, etc.

What is “Sashimi?”

Sashimi is a certain way of serving thin sliced raw fish and is typically draped over a garnish such as shiso, or daikon.

Do I need a reservation?

We are not a “reservation only” restaurant, however, we tend to be very busy on the weekends and it can be difficult getting a seat at the Hibachi grill during these times without a reservation.

Will I lose my reservation if I am running late?

Yes, in order for us to be on time for your reservation, we need your help to be on time as well. Typically, if you are late by more than 15 minutes, you will lose your reservation slot and will be considered a walk-in.  Please encourage those in your party that typically run a bit late to arrive at an earlier time.

What if I arrive early for my reservation?

Unfortunately, due to our unique seating for the tables, unless you can place an order for your friends in their absence, we will not be able to seat anyone until the whole party is present. Once the chef arrives, it is too late to put in more entree orders. If it is a surprise party, let your host know and he/she will make arrangements.

I understand that you don’t seat the party until the entire party is present.
What if we want to sit before some of our guests arrive?

You are welcome to sit at our bar, sushi bar, or a normal table on the sushi side of the restaurant if you would like to order drinks and appetizers while you wait for your party to arrive.

Can we get our own private Hibachi table?

Unfortunately, due to our unique seating arrangements, unless your party can properly fill all seats at each Hibachi table (8 – 10) that they are seated at, we cannot guarantee a private dining experience on the Hibachi side. Community seating is the nature of Hibachi!

If you would like your own table and cannot properly fill a Hibachi table, we offer tables on the Sushi side of the restaurant as well.

Can I request a Chef/Server?

Absolutely! You may enter the requested person’s name under the “Special Requests” portion of the reservation form. Alternately, you can notify the host about your request and we will do what we can to accommodate.

What if I have an allergy?

Let your server and chef know of your allergy. They can both make accommodations at the table and cook your food separately or we can prepare your entree in our back kitchen for maximum precaution. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the absolute elimination of the allergen.

Do you offer gluten-free options?

We do not have a specific gluten-free menu. However, many of our dishes can be prepared in a gluten-free manner. Also, most dishes prepared at the Hibachi grill can be made to be gluten-free. Please let your server know when ordering!

Do you have a Children’s Menu?

Yes! Our Children’s menu consists of smaller portions of our hibachi entreés. Choose from NY steak, chicken, shrimp, or filet mignon.

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