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Bites Nearby: Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse

Japanese restaurant in Robinson Town Center serves up food with entertaining chefs.

Bites Nearby: Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse

If you’re looking for a place to go for dinner and a show check out Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse in Robinson Town Center.

The chefs serve up made-to-order hibachi dishes while entertaining guests with knives and fire.

The staff is friendly, and the restaurant is intimate. You might be seated with other guests, but you never quite feel out of place. Heck, depending on the day you go out to eat, you could end up celebrating a few birthdays at the hibachi bar with your fellow patrons.

Ichiban knows how to ring in special occasions and always manages to get everyone involved. Complete with a Japanese version of Happy Birthday and lights from a colored disco ball above, the staff turns average dining experiences into parties.

The large tables are set up around the eatery's grill, with one open end for the chef to cook the meal, which he’ll wheel out on a stainless steel cart before he begins his show. The chef prepares the rice, noodles, vegetables and entrees in an exciting way that will leave everyone in awe. The meal includes soup, salad and two dipping sauces -- ginger sauce and shrimp sauce.

The hibachi chicken dinner is $16.95, the hibachi shrimp $19.95, and the hibachi steak $21.95. Combination dinners, such as the chicken and shrimp, cost $20.95 to $26.95. Emperor’s combos include lobster and filet mignon. The restaurant also has a children's menu.

During lunch, Ichiban offers smaller meals for less money. The hibachi chicken lunch special is $9, the hibachi shrimp $10, and the combo meals, such as chicken and scallops, cost $12 to $16.95.

Ichiban has private party rooms and a sushi bar, where patrons can order freshly prepared sushi rolls.

The restaurant serves lunch from 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner hours are 4:30 p.m to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. The restaurant is open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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