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Japan Inn

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1781 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322-4111
+1 954-424-8855
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 12:00
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Coral Springs, Florida
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2,667 reviews
1,430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 779 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Japan Inn is part of a chain, the decor is Japanese, very nice. The staff is good, the restaurant and menu of the chain are very similar. You sit at a Hibachi, order from menu, and the chef entertains with his cooking skills.

Thank 387indy
Plantation, Florida, United States
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a crowd pleaser however this visit the food was a tad salty but for foreigners who have never experienced Hibachi table side dining the chef show is cute and entertaining.

Thank Rachael C
Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Japanese, Thai, and asian fusion. Large portions, modest prices. The wasabi ceviche is a nice Peruvian-Japanese fusion dish. Fish dishes cooked to perfection. Friendly service, drinks service prompt. For newcomers not used to portion sizes, staff may recommend less food. Great for parties and special occasions in the hibachi section of the restaurant. Sounds of merriment were to be heard... More 

Thank yWayfarer
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to these places since the late 90's never disappointing. Went on a Saturday afternoon, party of 6. Wait time was about 15 minutes, server was attentive and drinks came out fairly quickly. Hibatchi guy we had was great, engaged with the kids at my table, got all of our food temps right, food was seasoned and it... More 

Thank cranks4travel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food was overcooked., especially the beef satay. The soup was bland and the edemame was also bland and unsalted. The tuna roll was fresh The good took a long time to be served. I will not return.

Thank vacationfun79
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This Restaurant has been around for years and we stopped by the other night for dinner.We first ordered a Shrimp and Chicken Pad Thai that we share and then ordered the Volcano Fish.The Pad Thai was skimpy on Shrimp and Chicken and I brought it up to the Mgr. she was very nice and offered to upgrade our Volcano Fish... More 

Thank Robert R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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212 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Why drive to Coral Springs or Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for the more famous hibachi restaurant, when Japan Inn is better and less expensive? Our meal last night at Japan Inn surprised me, it was very good. Our chef was engaging and personable, and the food was great, I had the filet mignon hibachi and was very impressed with the size and quality... More 

Thank pssunrisefl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my wife the food was ok, the place looks old and uncared for, and I found the place to be over priced ... to be honest for that money I would rather a place at the beach and I didn't like that we recieved the bill before we finished our meal....

Thank Julian G
New York City, New York
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600 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I loved watching the various chefs "doing their thing" chopping; lighting fires , etc...some interacted more with the table patrons, than others(Ours was great; just didn't get his name)...I enjoyed the totally veggie meal that I chose; those who had fish liked theirs; and others I saw enjoying their beef....sort of not clean inside; I sat at our table for... More 

Thank Scouternurse S
Davie, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Japan Inn has been around forever. I was excited to see my kids watch the show put on by the chefs preparing your meal. They loved the fire with the onions and their chef shaped the cooking rice into a robot. If you have picky eaters you might want to hold off or feed them first. My 3 kids all... More 

Thank kathleenr967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Plantation
  • Phone Number: +1 954-424-8855

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?