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Japan Inn

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1781 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322-4111
+1 954-424-8855
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 12:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to these places since the late 90's never disappointing. Went on a Saturday afternoon, party of 6. Wait time was about 15 minutes, server was attentive and drinks came out fairly quickly. Hibatchi guy we had was great, engaged with the kids at my table, got all of our food temps right, food was seasoned and it... More 

Thank cranks4travel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was overcooked., especially the beef satay. The soup was bland and the edemame was also bland and unsalted. The tuna roll was fresh The good took a long time to be served. I will not return.

Thank vacationfun79
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Restaurant has been around for years and we stopped by the other night for dinner.We first ordered a Shrimp and Chicken Pad Thai that we share and then ordered the Volcano Fish.The Pad Thai was skimpy on Shrimp and Chicken and I brought it up to the Mgr. she was very nice and offered to upgrade our Volcano Fish... More 

Thank Robert R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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210 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Why drive to Coral Springs or Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for the more famous hibachi restaurant, when Japan Inn is better and less expensive? Our meal last night at Japan Inn surprised me, it was very good. Our chef was engaging and personable, and the food was great, I had the filet mignon hibachi and was very impressed with the size and quality... More 

Thank pssunrisefl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my wife the food was ok, the place looks old and uncared for, and I found the place to be over priced ... to be honest for that money I would rather a place at the beach and I didn't like that we recieved the bill before we finished our meal....

Thank Julian G
New York City, New York
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588 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I loved watching the various chefs "doing their thing" chopping; lighting fires , etc...some interacted more with the table patrons, than others(Ours was great; just didn't get his name)...I enjoyed the totally veggie meal that I chose; those who had fish liked theirs; and others I saw enjoying their beef....sort of not clean inside; I sat at our table for... More 

Thank Scouternurse S
Davie, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Japan Inn has been around forever. I was excited to see my kids watch the show put on by the chefs preparing your meal. They loved the fire with the onions and their chef shaped the cooking rice into a robot. If you have picky eaters you might want to hold off or feed them first. My 3 kids all... More 

Thank kathleenr967
Plantation, FL
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is one of my go-to lunch places. They offer good sushi lunch specials. The service is often spotty but the food is generally really fresh. Kathy is one of the better servers and we usually look for her.

Thank Faith K
Southwest Ranches, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

They put on a show and cook right in front of you. The food is delicious and its inexpensive. I love getting the appetizer Shrimp and vegetable tempura and then for the main meal I get the Shrimp dinner. Their soup is very tasty too. Excellent choice. You can make a reservation. I like this location better than Weston, even... More 

Thank peggy0021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The value for your money and the taste of the food is worth it. The staff and service was excellent.

Thank Faith B Roberts R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Plantation
  • Phone Number: +1 954-424-8855

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