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A1 Japanese Steak House

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3300 Lehigh St Ste 320, Allentown, PA 18103
+1 610-709-0998
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the D2, Steak, shrimp, scallops, dinner for 2. Service was good, chef was efficient and fun to watch. Food was cooked perfect, the chef let you try a piece of the meat to be sure it was done to your liking...first time that has happened to me, pleasantly surprised. All the food was great.

Thank William S
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation for 5:45pm for New Years Eve and arrived at 5:30pm. The place was very full and we made our way to check in and he said, you are early. We waited until 5:45pm and overheard him tell someone else they were running 30 minutes behind. We waited and waited and just after 6pm he said we... More 

Thank trytogetawayoften
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went with the family for hibachi and we're promplty seated with another family. We chose A1 because it's a little cheaper than a chain restaurant down the highway. The gentleman who took our orders was very overbearing. The Bride asked if she could have noodles instead of rice and the waiter went on a long rant about why she couldn't... More 

Thank Mark19056
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I've been to A1 Japanese Steak House numerous times, and it was always a good experience - was waited on quickly, and the food was delicious. This time we were waited on quickly, but the food was not up to its normal standard. I received the hibachi with steak and chicken. The rice that came with it had an oily... More 

Thank Kathy B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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308 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Went by for lunch. They open at 11, but things are not till 11 30 / 1200, The Hibachi is not open for lunch. Our server was doing the best she could and brought us our meal on the order it was prepared. I would recommend driving a couple of extra miles to a better hibachi Japanese restaurant.

Thank agflag
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We go here about twice a year. The service is exceptional, and the at the table cooking is fun and creative. The food quality is excellent. Great for large families and groups too!

Thank glentabor
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We had a very good meal....Fresh vegetables and seafood grilled hibachi style....definitely be back. PLUS the service was great.

Thank sheri k
Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I was just here last week, and had an AMAZING experience. The food was delicious, the portions were large, the chef was entertaining, and the drinks were good!!! I'm not sure what is with all of the negative reviews, I haven't been here in a number of years, and it was just as good, if not better than I remember.

Thank itmeantevrything
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, primarily to celebrate birthdays. We were here yesterday, March 12. Wow, has the place gone downhill. The place is filthy, especially the hibachi area. The rice was undercooked and barely seasoned. I ordered the teriyaki steak. There was no teriyaki sauce on it. In fact, I don't think he used teriyaki sauce at... More 

Thank Parklandmom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We used to visit A-1 numerous times a year for the sushi bar. The last two times, the service has been spotty and the rolls just did not have the pizazz that they used to have. Of course the prices have gone up.....The place needs a good cleaning - looking a bit shabby, especially the carpeted areas. Time to look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Lehigh St Ste 320, Allentown, PA 18103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-709-0998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?