1051 W Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO | Directions 8052640.537012 -105.095794
Mon. - Thu. 4pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 11pm;Sun. 12am - 8pm
Neighborhoods: Troutman Park
Overpriced. Below average food. Angry management! – I would rate zero stars if they let me. We were there last night. The concept is very dated; this is the exact same show and food as BeniHana was serving in the 1980s. By the end of the night we heard the same jokes and skit from the cooks at least 5 times at different tables. It wasn't that funny the first time, and by the end of the night we couldn't wait to leave. Our party was a family of 4. We did not order appetizers, deserts or alcohol, just standard entree dinners and soft drinks, and our bill was still $140. We had a $25 gift certificate, but the manager did not want to accept it. So he started adding things on to our bill, like pop refills, and an extra gratuity above and beyond the 18% gratuity already included. The manager was an absolute jerk and started yelling at us and calling us cheap! All this because he did not want to honor a $25 gift certificate – which barely covered the mandatory gratuity. He literally yelled at both his customers and his employees. I worked in better restaurants in college and this guy would have been fired on the spot anywhere I have ever worked. For our $140, we each got a bowl of lukewarm onion water, a bowl of bland rice, half a cup of salad, a handful of vegetables covered in soy sauce, and 5 or 6 ounces of fried meat. By chopping it up, they try to make it look like more, but there was about 3 ounces of chicken and 2 to 3 ounces of beef or fish per person. I had shrimp for my entree. I was the only shrimp order at the table, yet the cook saved 1/3 of the shrimp he had cooked to give to the other party at the table. Yes, I know the "catching shrimp" skit is their trademark trick. But the cook threw most of it on the floor anyway. Next time I would rather eat what I paid for. I got 8 pieces of cocktail size shrimp as an entree. At any seafood counter, this is 2 ounces of shrimp and sells for 65 cents. They did include the 3 ounces of chicken, which again is 40 cents worth of chicken even retail. I can get more food and much better quality at Panda Express for $7 per person. It is the worst Oriental food I have ever had. And as for steak? They should not be allowed to call themselves a steakhouse because you cannot order a steak. You can watch them chop up half a steak and split that between three people, but you cannot order a steak. For the price, either go to a steakhouse, or for half the price, go to a good Chinese restaurant. You will be so glad you did!
Good Food...ok sushi – Enjoyed the food. I also had so sushi and was nothing compared to Suehiro. Good service and very friendly employees.
Noisy and crowded – We've frequented Japanese restuarants around the country and although the food was prepared nicely we were not overwelmed by the 'show'.
We wating forever and the staff in the waiting area/bar were not of much help. Overall we ended up paying a lot to be frustrated.
Hibatchi may be a special occasian place but it is not a great value.
Suehiro's in FC has much better ambiance, better prices and food, but without the 'show' at the table.
Gasho House in Denver is worth the trip for this kind of dining. Benihana's is another more corporate version of this form of dining.
come for the entertainment, not the food – I've visited the ft collins hibachi a couple of times and have always enjoyed the preparation. The cooks are the most entertaining of all the japanese steakhouse-type restaurants I've experienced. The food they prepare is, at best, merely adequate- its bland and contains way too much butter. The sushi is bad- if the sushi at Sonoda's in Denver is a 10, Hibachi's sushi is, in my opinion, a 3.
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