Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks

4.5
311 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese (Hibachi)
Hot Rock cooking to shareables, NARA’s menu truly has something for everyone. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, fine sakes, wine, and beer at your hibachi table or in the private bar lounge area. Situated in a quaint region of Japan, the city of Nara represents beauty, fine flavors and experiential Japanese cuisine. NARA Hibachi & Hot Rocks is a place where we gather to celebrate and indulge in the senses. Join us for fiery hibachi or the pleasure of grilling your own savory meats and seafood on sizzling hot rocks right at your table. NARA accommodates private events ranging from small, intimate affairs to lively standing parties on the patio. Our event coordinator will assist you throughout the entire process to plan the perfect event.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $89.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us for an exquisite four-course dinner in our Lounge at 5:00PM or 7:00PM VALENTINE'S DAY MENU First course Choose One: Pop Rock Shrimp Calamari Heart Shaped Sushi Roll (crab salad, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in tuna) Salty or Spicy Edamame Second Course Ginger Salad & choice of Onion or Miso Soup Third Course Choose One: Filet & lobster Hibachi Steak Chicken & Shrimp Hibachi Filet & Salmon Hibachi Dessert: Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Brownie Champagne Complimentary Valet Beverages Not Included ****PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU SELECT "CONTINUE WITH STANDARD RESERVATION," YOU WILL BE RESERVING SEATS AT A HIBACHI TABLE WITH OUR REGULAR MENU."*****
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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MahdiA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Service was exceptional. Great birthday dinner. Couldn't had asked for anything better.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 20 hours ago

We love to receive such great feedback. Thank you for celebrating with us.

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Saxenas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant has a nice ambience, has its own building, tasteful decor, friendly staff, good-tasting and fresh food (as compared to some other Japanese Steakhouses). Our server was good in suggesting items based on our taste that we may not have thought of ourselves , which was helpful and appreciated. We loved it.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded a day ago

We are glad you loved your experience. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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TibaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Over all was good service the chef was little quiet and I think it was over pricey like disappointing for adding $5 extra if u want to upgrade to Fried Rice !!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 18 hours ago

We appreciate your 3 star review but are disappointed we missed the mark. Your honest feedback will make us better, thanks for taking the time to share.

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Shana
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Better than Benihana.. service was nice and attentive

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Shana, we appreciate the feedback and comments you shared. We look forward to having you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegas Mike was awesome !!!! He was our chef for the night ! Much fun & many laughs ! All around good time and the food as aways was delicious !!!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to share your 5 star experience with us. We are elated to hear what a fun night your party had with Vegas Mike!

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Wendy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

The food was good and our waiter was good however the restaurant had a heating issue where we were seated and it was freezing. Instead of moving us to a different area or giving us some space heaters they let us just sit there. It was so cold that you could see our breath as we spoke to one another. Even when the food came off the grill, it was cold so you couldn't even enjoy it! It was 15 degrees the night we were there and it felt colder inside than outside. Every time we complained to the waiter, he said he knew it was cold but couldn't do anything about it. After multiple tries, he finally got us the manager, where should generously gave us 50% off our bill. The owner was so rude and wouldn't even acknowledge the problem or come speak to us. We were there for a 30th bday party and unfortunately it was not as fun as we wanted. We will NEVER be back.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 5 days ago

Wendy, We are very sorry for your uncomfortable dining experience. Please accept our apologies. We sincerely hope that you do not allow this isolated issue stop you from coming back.

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JaydaP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

It was so cold in there. Hand and feet were freezing.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We are always looking at our reviews to strive and do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Made reservations for a birthday. Sat at a hibachi table. Our chef was amazing. He put on the best show ever. Our server was not so great. Besides never getting our soups, or salads with our dinners, the birthday boy never got cake or anything.
The ONLY reason I would ever come back here is to see the show that our chef put on for us.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 27, 2021

We are truly sorry for your overall experience at the restaurant this weekend. We are working on improving the waitstaff and sincerely hope that you do not allow this isolated issue stop you from coming back for dinner. Thanks for your feedback. We are always looking at our reviews to strive and do better.

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vipChristinaH
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The chef wasn’t very fun……no talking or anything

Miso soup came out after our dinner was cooked, that was odd

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 26, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We will be sure to address your review with management.

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not the friendliest staff and the food was mediocre for the price.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 26, 2021

We appreciate your review but are disappointed we missed the mark. Your honest feedback will make us better, thanks for taking the time to share.

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SonyaK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience every time. The staff is friendly, managers are phenomenal, food is a top notch, fresh and delicious. Thank you so much!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 23, 2021

Your review made our day Sonya! Thanks so much for your kind words and amazing review. We value your business and look forward to having you many more times!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Hibachi is at least partly about theater. Knife work can make it more fun, for example. When the food is all cut and prepped before it arrives at the table, it’s just less exciting and fun. Food was great. Presentation and theater were lacking.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 21, 2021

We take feedback seriously and we strive to provide an experience that is unmatched. However, it appears we have fallen short in doing so. We will be sure to address your review with our chefs.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Its is always a pleasure to dine here. The food & service is amazing. We enjoyed ourself.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 20, 2021

It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback about the food and service. Please join us again soon.

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EricM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here. Everything was great. Very nice and helpful server. I tried the chicken hibachi and my wife had a spicy hot roll. All the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. My meal included soup and salad, and the chicken came with noodles and rice. I upgraded to fried rice which was also very good. Had green tea as my beverage. Overall loved it and will be back soon .

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for your review. Its sounds like the chicken hibachi and spicy hot roll were a hit. We take pride in the quality of our food and hope that we can continue delivering great-tasting meals. If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Adequate Hibachi meal. Nothing spectacular. Had a 7 o’clock reservation. Table not ready. Typical post Covid slow service. Otherwise decent experience.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you for understanding and being patient with us. We are working very hard to maintain the quality of service all our guests deserve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nara is the place to be if your looking for a fun get together with music and great people! Food was amazing! Felt like I was in Miami at Kiki😂🤍

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit. Hurry back!

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Tasreffc
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Light servings nothing special

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 7, 2021

While we appreciate the review we are sorry we missed the mark. We are typically known for generous portions and our high quality meats. We sincerely hope you give us another try.

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Samantha
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

The staff at the front desk and the chef was so rude. Just so you know they won’t let you be seated unless everyone in your party is there if you reserve a table which it does not say. The chef kept talking to his friends instead of the whole table. Like it was my birthday and I wanted to do something nice but it was anything but that. The only saving grace was our waitress she was really nice and that was it. I would not recommend going here.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 1, 2021

Samantha, Hibachi style seating must be full in order for the chef to begin. This is why we require the entire party to be present before seating. We hope you understand and do not allow this isolated issue stop you from coming back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place joe is a bomb cook

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We love the feedback!

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PrayerJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and well seasoned!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review. Your 5 star review is greatly appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place!!! Especially the kids. Best food and ambiance

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 25, 2021

We sincerely appreciate the fantastic review and are glad you and the kids had a wonderful dining experience.

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ErikaK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious!!! Seasoned well, hot and they give you a LOT of food. Pay careful attention to the menu prices. EVERYTHING is extra. 20% gratuity added to every check. 🤨😫

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for highlighting how delicious our food is!

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vipKimM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. Drink prices are over the top.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 18, 2021

Kim, we appreciate the feedback and happy to receive your 5 star food review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Dalia was our waitress and she was wonderful…she took care of us and my sons friends ( who sat at a habachi table for his birthday). Nice and attentive!!

Nicole greeted us …very friendly!!
Thank you girls!!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! Thanks for your trust and thank you for highlighting your great customer service with Dalia.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nara is a hidden gem! The sushi, appetizers and drinks were fantastic. The service was attentive and the staff so friendly, we’ll definitely be back again soon.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience and can’t wait to have you back

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vipTamikaB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the service was pleasant, the food was delicious, and the environment was friendly. I definitely would recommend NARA to anyone looking for a hibachi style lunch/dinner.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you Tamika for your lovely review. We sincerely value your business and even more appreciate your recommendation here on OpenTable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! This place is like a Vegas style club after hours! We had the best time!

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 20, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed Nara Nights!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 28, 2021

We are grateful for your 5 star review. We look forward to your next visit.

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BasmaE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food quality and service was amazing

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great entertainment. Took daughter and her friends out for daughter’s 12th birthday and this was a great time. Good service and would definitely go again.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you, its awesome to hear such great feedback. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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vipMarybethH
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

We went for my son’s birthday. Did not like that we had to wait for a group of 4 to arrive, who came a good 20 minutes after our reservation time, and then for them to get and eat their appetizers prior to getting our food.

Beware - they also add 20% tip to your bill which makes no sense if you are a group less than 6.

Additionally, if you like a lot of Teriyaki and sauce on your food, this place is right up your alley. Overall more expensive than other area Hibachi restaurants as chicken fried rice is an additional $5 up charge, even for KIDS.

Disappointed in the food and value. If our server and Hibachi chef were not so nice, my rating would be lower.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 16, 2021

We appreciate your review but are disappointed we missed the mark. Your honest feedback will make us better, thanks for taking the time to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best hibachi I ever had period

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 9, 2021

Your review made our day. Thank you for sharing your comments with us and the OpenTable community. We love when our guests label us "best Hibachi"

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great dinner the waiter was a bit dry but the food was delicious.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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ErikaK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I never want Benihana again. This was the best meal I've had in a long time.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you very much Erika! We truly love your comments and look forward to your next visit.

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TosiaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant and everyone in my party of six was pleased with the wonderful service, the excellent food and the beautiful ambiance. We will definitely return.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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MakS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Food needed some flavor, not soy sauce. Wasn’t very cozy.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking at our reviews to strive and do better.

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KristjanaG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the drinks food and especially service . Pricey but worth it

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review for us. We are thrilled to see you had an awesome experience. We really value your feedback and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review for us.

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Tierra
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Reservations were for 8pm didn’t eat until 930pm didn’t get a bill until almost 1030pm

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

Tierra, we are sorry that your night was delayed. We value our customers and sincerely hope that you do not allow this isolated incident stop you from coming back.

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Kathi
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We thought the food was great, the cook was very fun and friendly. This was our first time to eat at this restaurant.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 18, 2021

Kathi, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. We're happy you had a fantastic time with us!

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GarnettD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food and ambiance was good service could be a little better. Really disappointed they don’t have a more elaborate dessert menu.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks
Responded on October 17, 2021

We take customer feedback seriously and are always looking for ways to do better. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks using the Order Online button. Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 847-0000.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks is rated 4.5 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.