Hibachi restaurants are a fun change of pace for diners as food is commonly grilled tableside with varying levels of theatric flair.
Sure, it’s entertaining, but also filling, with most hibachi restaurants specializing in steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. In addition to the main course, hibachi meals also usually include rice, salad, and numerous sauces.
Throughout my blog post below, you’ll see both the terms “hibachi” and “teppanyaki” used to describe restaurants. For all intents and purposes, they’re the same thing – Japanese cuisine, prepared and served on a skillet or cast iron grill tableside.
While hibachi restaurants are somewhat rare along the tourist corridors in Las Vegas, there are a number of options out there to satisfy your cravings.
Hibachi On The Strip
Benihana at the Fashion Show Mall: Just north of TI and across the street from Wynn, Benihana offers hibachi on the Strip with the flair and theatrics you’ve come to expect from chefs at the popular chain. In addition to their 18 teppanyaki experience tables, they also offer patio seating overlooking the Strip.
Morimoto at MGM Grand: Offering a more upscale hibachi experience, Morimoto’s focus is on quality and presentation as opposed to the “theatrics” that others focus on.
Note that you’ll need to request to sit specifically at the grill for the full teppanyaki experience. Due to the popularity of teppanyaki seating at Morimoto, I recommend making reservations in advance.
Mizumi at Wynn: If upscale teppan-style dining is what you seek, look no further than Mizumi. As an upper-echelon Japanese restaurant in Vegas, Mizumi comes with a price tag that may have the budget-conscious among you doing a double-take.
Entrees start at just over $100 (for chicken) but go up from there as fancier options are selected. Like other restaurants on this rundown of options, Mizumi’s teppan menu items are prepared in front of diners and provide one heck of a culinary show.
Nobu at Caesars Palace: Nobu fires up the teppanyaki tables on Friday and Saturday nights exclusively from 5 pm – 9 pm and serves a tasting menu that isn’t available any other time of the week.
Most meat, poultry, and seafood items cost around $70, but ritzier options can be as much as $160 on the high-end.
Sides, like vegetables and beef fried rice cost about $30.
Kusa Nori at Resorts World: An upscale option at the newest resort on the Strip, Kusa Nori specializes in Japanese cuisine like sushi, traditional dishes, and of course, teppanyaki. Options on the teppanyaki menu include Beef Tenderloin, Waygu Striploin, Jidori Chicken, Tiger shrimp, and Live Maine Lobster among other selections.
Hibachi on Fremont Street
Lillies at Golden Nugget: Among the only hibachi restaurants downtown Las Vegas, Lillies brags that their chefs are able to “satisfy even the largest appetites”. Guests can put them to the test, selecting entrees that include vegetables, chicken, seafood, and steak for prices that range from $18 (vegetables) to $29.
Hibachi in Las Vegas Near The Strip
Benihana at Westgate: While Benihana is a national chain, the location at Westgate is among the more unique places to find hibachi in Las Vegas due to the intricate theming and decor of the restaurant. In addition to traditional hibachi fare, the restaurant provides the illusion of walking through and dining in an actual Japanese village complete with replica architecture and water features.
Conveniently, Westgate is also accessible from resorts on the Strip via the Las Vegas Monorail.
Jjanga Steak & Sushi: Although the restaurant is a $15 – $20 Uber from resorts on the Strip, Jjanga’s Fort Apache location offers a hibachi experience and menu with entrees ranging from $25 – $50. Note that there is another Jjanga location closer to the Strip on Flamingo, but it doesn’t offer hibachi.
Musashi Japanese Steakhouse: Located just east of the Strip, Musashi is a short Uber/Lyft away from the action. In addition to sushi, the menu includes all the popular steak and seafood options you would expect at a hibachi restaurant, with plenty of flair. Earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 195+ reviews, Musashi is a solid option for those looking for some entertainment alongside your meal.
Osaka Japanese: Also just west of resorts on the Strip, Osaka offers a full teppanyaki menu that is cooked and served by a chef that will also entertain. The cost for most combination meals on their menu land in the $50 range per person. There are also Wagyu options (New York, Rib Eye, Filet) that land in the $150 range give or take a few bucks.
Express Hibachi: Just west of the Strip, Express Hibachi is among the cheapest in Las Vegas due to the “express” nature of its service. Instead of a show around a hibachi or teppanyaki table, meals are served a la carte, much like a Leanne Chin or comparable quick-serve concept. Hibachi chicken and pork entrees cost under $9, beef selections are under $10, and shrimp meals can be yours for under $11.
Although somewhat tough to find, there are still a few spots to find hibachi in Las Vegas both on the Strip, and nearby. Hopefully, I was able to help you identify a restaurant that meets your taste and budget expectations!
See Also: Where to find all you can eat sushi in Las Vegas.
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.