I love hibachi grill restaurants - the food is always pretty much the same - but I love it. I can't get enough of that yum yum sauce and there's always enough food for dinner + lunch the next day.
We have one very close to our house by Northgate Mall called Kabuto. We have been a couple of times but never taken the photos and done the blog thing - so I decided it was time for it!
As is typical - you're seated at a communal table that seats 8 - sometimes people are chatty and other times - not so much. Either is fine by us - sometimes we're chatty and sometimes we're not. :-)
My friend Nate has a recipe for it that I MUST try - it's creamy, spicy and just plain awesome! I think it's meant to dip your meat/veggies in the sauce - but I just pour the whole thing on top - LOVE IT!
The brown sauce is an egg-free sauce that maybe has ginger in it - I don't love it and never touch it.
Here's a shot of Larry's white rice, steak & veggies. There are onions, carrots, zucchini and broccoli - all sauteed perfectly. Dammit - now I'm hungry again! They also give each table member a couple shrimp as well - so if you only like shrimp a little - you're good. :-)
Why Should You Go? There's one of these in most every big neighborhood in the city and we love it! I never see much difference in the food except in the salad dressing & yum yum sauce. It's all good and we really enjoy the food. I will say I've had better service at the knockoffs over the actual Benihana - but it's fine too.