My daughter loves this place and has celebrated two birthdays here. Though there are newer Japanese restaurants in the area, and some maybe even better, we remain loyal to Shogun! That said, I would rate it as average to perhaps just above. It's somewhat expensive, but the food is consistently good and I do like that they include fried rice, vegetables, and noodles with the hibachi meals. Others in the area only include vegetables and *white* rice OR noodles - with fried rice being a paid menu item. Here, they also have a small salad bar which is included with the meal. Service is usually good and entertaining at the hibachi table. A few chefs are better than others, but for the most part, they all put on a pretty good show. First timers will enjoy the fiery "volcano" made out of stacked rings of onion, and kids will enjoy the corny jokes and smiley- faces written with oil on the grill. All guests can test their skills on catching diced bits of zucchini in their mouth tossed to them as the chef prepares the meal!! (The less adventurous or more reserved can opt out!) Some chefs toss the discarded tails of the shrimp into their chef hats, for show, while others put on a fancy knife show! Some flavor the food with a little more seasoning than others, but you can special order requests at the table and the chef will be happy to oblige. Sushi is very fresh here and can also be ordered at the hibachi tables. They've recently added an all you can eat sushi option, but it's unfair that ALL diners at the hibachi table have to order it to get the all you can eat option. (Guests do have the option to sit in the sushi area.) Complimentary ice cream or sorbet and tea are included with dinners. For birthdays, and there are many here, (and for a small fee) they lower the lights and clap and sing to you live to a unique "Happy Birthday" track while they bring out a sparkler on top of a bottle with a candle in your ice cream! Decor could use a little revamping.
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