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Japan Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1781 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33322-4111
+1 954-424-8855
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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578 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Plantation, FL
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my go-to lunch places. They offer good sushi lunch specials. The service is often spotty but the food is generally really fresh. Kathy is one of the better servers and we usually look for her.

Thank Faith K
Southwest Ranches, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

They put on a show and cook right in front of you. The food is delicious and its inexpensive. I love getting the appetizer Shrimp and vegetable tempura and then for the main meal I get the Shrimp dinner. Their soup is very tasty too. Excellent choice. You can make a reservation. I like this location better than Weston, even... More 

Thank peggy0021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The value for your money and the taste of the food is worth it. The staff and service was excellent.

Thank Faith B Roberts R
Plantation, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have come here a few times and it's always delicious. Even my girlfriend who is so picky loves it! The hibachi is to die for and the yum yum sauce is so good!

Thank LolaBridges427
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Found myself alone in town and looking for a place to have dinner and watch olympics. Wondered into this good Japanese restaurant. Very busy. Picked the regular table but should have decided on one of the hibachi tables if I wanted company. The chefs were very animated and interactive and seem to be producing good food. I had a couple... More 

Thank NauticalSolutions

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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?