I don’t think of hibachi places as big draws, especially for the foodie crowd. So, I was surprised to walk into Ohjah on a Friday night and see the place packed. It’s also a sushi joint, but that side of the restaurant had a few open tables. The hibachi side was filled. That’s impressive considering they had six cooking stations.

The basic hibachi dinner ($8.95) consists of standard fare — vegetables, salad, soup, and fried or steamed rice or noodles. I added shrimp ($5.75) and a 5 oz. filet ($7.55) to the mix. The shrimp was pretty good and the filet was cooked medium rare, as ordered, and was tender, as expected.

The best way to judge any hibachi place, though, is the entertainment factor. Our chef — an older guy — was ok. He was friendly enough, but all the tricks he did were the same standard ones you see at any hibachi place — tossing the egg shell in the hat, the onion volcano, etc. He also tossed shrimp to some of the guests (again, a standard hibachi trick) but only to the guys, which disappointed some of the women at the table.

If you like hibachi places, you’ll like this. If you don’t, you probably won’t be a fan. While it’s similar to many others I’ve been to, I’d recommend this place for a fun night out whether or not it’s with a date or a family.

4 Stars

8595 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 868-9888

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