The newest Japanese steakhouse opens this week in the former Osaka Fantasy Steak House of Japan building. Old Tokyo Steakhouse was opened by the same owners as Nippon Japanese Steakhouse. With our love of these style of dinners, we were thrilled to come out and get a sneak peek at what diners can expect.
6821 W Taft Ave
Wichita, KS 67209
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 10pm
If you’ve ever been to the old Osaka or the short-lived Nagasaki Steakhouse, you’ll notice they really renovated the interior.
I was invited out to a soft opening. Many times in these instances, the service is very personal, the food can be free, and/or it’s used completely as a training session which can really skew the experience even more. So instead of writing a full-blown out review, I’ve decided to give you an idea of what to expect. Then once the newness has died down, I’ll go back in for a real review with some friends who’ve never been to get different perspectives.
Old Tokyo Steakhouse is a Japanese steakhouse serving hibachi meals prepared by a chef right in front of you. You may be familiar with two of the other options in town, Sumo’s and Kobe’s. If you’ve never been to one, it’s really a fun experience especially if you have kids with you. The kids in my family loved it and this was probably the first time my little daughter was old (and alert) enough to see what was going on. Her eyes were glued.
Like all steakhouses, you’re seated when your party arrives. After that you place your drink and food orders. The process was the exact same as anywhere else.
Everybody is treated to soup and salad before their meals. Forgive me, I totally forgot to take a picture of my soup. But those familiar with salads at these places will be thrilled to know it still has the same ginger dressing that I could drink bottles of probably.
We all ordered different combinations of steak, chicken, shrimp, and even Wagyu Beef which they now have on the menu. Steak aficionados may have to give this a try. I gave it a go and there’s definitely a noticeable difference in quality.
As your dinner is being prepared, the chef cooks everything right in front of you and keeps you engaged the whole time. The whole point of the dinner is not just a meal but entertainment. That’s one of the biggest draws of Japanese steakhouses.
Here were our dinners:
Once you’re done eating, it doesn’t end yet. Everybody is then given complimentary sherbet.
We will definitely return in the future for a full review. They are open now and taking reservations under more of a soft-opening environment. I was told they will be celebrating a grand opening in the coming days so check out their Facebook page for more.
They also have a 20% off promotion going on Facebook so that should save you some money as well.
Stay tuned for the full review.
Here was their menu:
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