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Iron Chef Grill

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9936 Waterstone Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-8295
+1 513-677-2218
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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915 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sushi is easy, so why wait 40 minutes. I had to go and get it myself. Terrible! Just no reason for this. Wait staff is overwhelmed.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Loveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at this hibachi grill several times over the years, typically dining at a table versus a grill. The servings are fairly generous and flavorful enough. This last experience the vegetables were slightly over cooked, the chicken was dry and the soup was luke warm. The shrimp appetizer that came with dinner was tasty, the salad seemed to... More 

Thank gbarry107
Cincinnati, Ohio
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349 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Iron Chef on a weekday for lunch. There was one other table occupied and another couple came in before we left. The place is tired looking during the daylight hours. The people running it were nice and our server and hibachi chef were fine. We ordered green tea. I was expecting a pot of brewed tea but instead... More 

Thank tlynn63
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Hadn't been in awhile and I remember why. The outside of the building was unkept. The inside was tired and dated. The server was below average. The sushi we had was pretty good but we just wanted to leave. Go somewhere else.

1 Thank Chuck S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The outside of the restaurant has greatly deteriorated since the last time I had eaten here. Weeds EVERYWHERE. Landscaping was overgrown. There was even weeds in the flower containers. A tiny wooden patio outside was weathered and falling apart. The place didn't really look clean inside or out and it was dinner time and there was like no one there.... More 

1 Thank Linda H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've lived in the area for 20 years, and during that time, I've seen at least 4-5 restaurants on this one spot of land (for sure there have been a Perkins, a much-lamented place run by the old Funky's group, and an absolutely horrible Mexican place), so when the Iron Chef Grill opened up 10+ years ago, my wife and... More 

1 Thank IronRabbit
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326 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This hibachi and sushi cafe is located just off Fields Ertel Road in front of Barnes and Noble close to the Kings Auto Mall. Order from the menu including sushi or sit down around a grill and have a traditional steak prepared along with shrimp, chicken, lobster, fried or white rice and veggies. Watch your chef prepare your meal in... More 

Thank HazardBob
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Good food yet terrible service. You'll have a waiter (for drinks, orders, etc.) and then a separate hibachi grill chef to prepare it all. The servers are terrible! Our one server - Brandon (tall, black, with glasses)- said he had been working there since 2005. Yet I had to beg for refills, get up AGAIN to ask for the check,... More 

Thank Lola D
Queretaro City, Mexico
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Japanese stylish restaurant. Fun to be there an watch the Mexican chefs cooking for you at iron plate on your own table. Good service, however not consistency on service through different visit. Fun place to visit not expensive.

Thank lalmed
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

1st look before entering : landscape is unkempt, multiple cigarette butts in plant containers and building needs some care. Enter the door you have to get a servers attention to be seated. The male server was very friendly and chatty. Very pleasant. I ignored the previous ratings and negative comments on this and other websites. However, the inside is nasty... More 

1 Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9936 Waterstone Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-8295
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-677-2218

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