Love the concept of dinner and a show? It’s always a given with hibachi, the Japanese-inspired practice of preparing food at high temperatures on smooth, show-stopping grills. Add to that a high-energy chef and sizzling, sumptuous meals, and you have a seriously entertaining dinner experience that no one will forget anytime soon.
Here’s where to find the hottest hibachi from Albany to Rockland. P.S. Many restaurants offer discounted specials at lunch if you’re looking to score major flavor for fewer dollars.
First things first — Cho Cho San has a full bar. Grab a drink when you get in, then go straight for the flavorful hibachi menu, which includes everything from chicken and shrimp to ahi tuna. Need something sweet? A simple bowl of green tea ice cream hits the spot like nothing else.
Hana brings top quality hibachi to the Albany region, serving up both single and combo platters with an option of fried rice, white rice, or noodles on the side. Feeling fancy? Go for the seafood medley, which packs shrimp, scallops, and lobster tail onto one plate.
In Rensselaer County, Hanzo dishes up everything a hibachi lover could crave. Place your order for vegetable, scallop, or shrimp hibachi, to name only a few options, then browse the sushi menu for kicks. With names like Chex Roll, Kill Bill Roll, and Oh My Lord Roll, the sushi specials are worth a try too, even if just as an appetizer before the big meal.
While Iron Chef serves all the go-to hibachi dishes like chicken, steak, and salmon, it also switches things up with proteins like Chilean sea bass and roasted duck. Get a single or a combo to go with all your favorite fried rice and noodle fixings.
Situated in Wappingers Falls, Izumi brings a strong hibachi game with lunch and dinner specials that satisfy classic fusion cravings. Vegetarians have it made here, with both vegetable and tofu options available. Whether you order chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, or any combination, you’ll get a serving of clear soup, salad, vegetables, shrimp, noodles, and fried rice with it.
With a convenient location on South Road, Kobe is a must for weekend shoppers and foodies alike. Keep it simple with a straight dinner of calamari, swordfish, or steak, or opt for a combination platter with two or even three of your favorite proteins. All entrees come with clear soup, salad, two pieces of shrimp, and vegetable fried rice and noodles. For little ones under 10, half-price specials are also available.
Planning a hibachi-style birthday party? Bring the group to Kobu in Mahopac, where nine hibachi tables await the fireworks and sizzles to come. In the warmer months, Kobu opens its outdoor patio and full-service bar to treat diners to dinner and drinks with a breathtaking view of Lake Mahopac. Of course, with seven flat-screen TVs and another bar indoors, Kobu is just the place to watch the big game as well.
A must for special occasions in the Hudson Valley, Kodomo offers hibachi at both its live table demonstrations and as specialty orders prepared in the kitchen. Get the tableside hibachi if you go with a group, but don’t be afraid to venture over to the sushi menu while you’re there. The specialty rolls are a treat in and of themselves.
Housed in New City, Kumo fuses Japanese flavors with French style in its bistro-inspired eatery. Go for your standby hibachi order or try one of Kumo’s inhouse specials. The Spicy Girl Roll and the Crazy Roll have a major “wow” factor for any sushi lovers.
I want to give a very special shout out to my boo, who supports all my food adventures no matter what day or time it is, he’s always there for the ride and to support me. • And also a shoutout to my favorite Japanese restaurant of all time mizu sushi & hibachi. No one does sushi quite like they do. They slice their fish very thi(big thick chunks of fish is a No go), plus it’s always fresh. And their hot food is delish as well (as you can see my boyfriend eating in the back) If you’re ever near the palisades don’t miss your chance to stop by and eat here!
With a fun family atmosphere and a killer drinks menu, Mizu is worth a visit for the sushi or teriyaki alone. Add in delectable hibachi options (beef short rib hibachi, anyone?) and you have every excuse to plan a return trip next week.
Dine in style at Momiji, the Rhinebeck hibachi spot that heats up Dutchess County with standby hibachi dinners that pair salmon, shrimp, and filet mignon with soup, salad, and noodles. Children’s specials are available at discounted prices as well.
For a truly gourmet hibachi dinner in the Hudson Valley, head to Hillburn. Local foodies love Mt Fuji for standout hibachi specialties like Banzai Chicken, prepared with sesame and teriyaki sauce, and Samurai Steak, which is cooked according to each diner’s liking. All entrees come with a shrimp appetizer, Mt. Fuji onion soup, a fresh garden salad, fried rice, noodles, and a vegetable medley. Needless to say, you’ll be more than a little full by the time you leave.
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Okaeri adds sizzle to Monroe with hibachi platters that range from steak and chicken to a shrimp and scallop combo platter. As with most local hibachi spots, all orders come with soup, salad, shrimp, noodles, and fried rice.
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Not just a hibachi haven, Sake also boasts a sushi bar and lounge inside its Latham location. Families of all ages will love the teppanyaki tableside shows, which are led by Japanese-trained chefs. Steak lovers have it especially good here, thanks to a menu that includes both T-bone steak and filet mignon. Visit from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. any day of the week for discounted specials on hibachi and lunch rolls.
One step into Top’s contemporary interior and you’ll think you’re in one of New York City’s upscale lounges. Inside, the fusion hibachi bar and lounge invites restaurant-goers to engage with their hibachi chef and feast with their eyes throughout the interactive dining experience. Not feeling hibachi? The Spiced Tamarind Glazed Duck Breast and Szechuan Pork noodle bowls are worthy contenders as well.