Nijo Castle Japanese Rstrnt

★★★★☆
  • 39888 Balentine Dr

    Newark, CA 94560

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  • 510-657-6456

About Nijo Castle Japanese Rstrnt

Hours
Mon - Thu 11:30am - 9pm; Fri, 11:30am - 10pm; Sat, 5pm - 10pm; Sun, 5pm - 9pm
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Last night our party of 4 was seated with another party of 4. We ordered the Filet Mignon which is a lot more pricey then the other parties steak. The chef we had asked how we wanted our steaks cooked, so we all gave him our preference.

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★★★★★

Last night our party of 4 was seated with another party of 4. We ordered the Filet Mignon which is a lot more pricey then the other parties steak. The chef we had asked how we wanted our steaks cooked, so we all gave him our preference.

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What a horrible Valentine's Day experience!! My wife and I made reservations for the evening of Valentine's day a week in advanced. We showed up to the restaurant about 15 minutes early for our reservation and had to fight through a crowd of people just to get to the hostess desk. Apparently they had WAY overbooked their reservations because the lobby of people (no less than 60 people crowded into this lobby) were also waiting for the tables that they had reservations for. All in all we were finally seated around 8:15pm for our 7:00pm reservation!

Once we finally were seated more problems began. The cook was nice, but hardly entertaining. The food itself was tasty, but either the cook, or the person who prepares the food for the trays screwed up. We had ordered an extra order of fried rice with the meal (two bowls for me, since that is my favorite food at Teppan restaurants). Instead of getting two bowls of fried rice though, I ended up with half a bowl after the cook overfilled the bowls of eveyone else at the table (including the 3 year old two seats down)! We asked the waitress to correct this, but the rice she brought out 10 minutes later was lukewarm and bland. I ended up having to send it back.

All in all for what we were charged for the meal (and the drinks we bought at the bar during our interminable wait) I expected a lot more from this place. They might be good on a non-holiday night, but I'm so dissapointed, that I won't be going back to find out.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a horrible Valentine's Day experience!! My wife and I made reservations for the evening of Valentine's day a week in advanced. We showed up to the restaurant about 15 minutes early for our reservation and had to fight through a crowd of people just to get to the hostess desk. Apparently they had WAY overbooked their reservations because the lobby of people (no less than 60 people crowded into this lobby) were also waiting for the tables that they had reservations for. All in all we were finally seated around 8:15pm for our 7:00pm reservation!

Once we finally were seated more problems began. The cook was nice, but hardly entertaining. The food itself was tasty, but either the cook, or the person who prepares the food for the trays screwed up. We had ordered an extra order of fried rice with the meal (two bowls for me, since that is my favorite food at Teppan restaurants). Instead of getting two bowls of fried rice though, I ended up with half a bowl after the cook overfilled the bowls of eveyone else at the table (including the 3 year old two seats down)! We asked the waitress to correct this, but the rice she brought out 10 minutes later was lukewarm and bland. I ended up having to send it back.

All in all for what we were charged for the meal (and the drinks we bought at the bar during our interminable wait) I expected a lot more from this place. They might be good on a non-holiday night, but I'm so dissapointed, that I won't be going back to find out.

Pros: Food is decent. Cook was friendly but hardly entertaining.

Cons: Very poor orginization. 1 hour wait for a table even with a reservation.

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I have celebrated my birthday at this restaurant many times. It is one I think of for any celebration especially with a large group of people. The food is wonderful. Love the atmosphere and to watch the chefs cook in front of you. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I have celebrated my birthday at this restaurant many times. It is one I think of for any celebration especially with a large group of people. The food is wonderful. Love the atmosphere and to watch the chefs cook in front of you. Highly recommended.

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Our little family has lived in the East Bay for almost 2 years now and often passed by Nijo and thought we would try it but waited for an occasion to come about to do so. So our 5th wedding anniversary was fitting we got a table right away upon walking in, service was great, our chef was entertaining and the food was good. It was a nice atmosphere and a definate "must try" especially for those special occasion it was a treat, the only thing I regret was getting full, I couldn't finish my lobster and sadly had to give it to my husband of 5 years to finish it...hee hee hee...we'll be going back.

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★★★★★

Our little family has lived in the East Bay for almost 2 years now and often passed by Nijo and thought we would try it but waited for an occasion to come about to do so. So our 5th wedding anniversary was fitting we got a table right away upon walking in, service was great, our chef was entertaining and the food was good. It was a nice atmosphere and a definate "must try" especially for those special occasion it was a treat, the only thing I regret was getting full, I couldn't finish my lobster and sadly had to give it to my husband of 5 years to finish it...hee hee hee...we'll be going back.

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The show was ok, but I used to think the food was good until I tried Champion in Fremont. The beef here is cooked too dry. However, they made up for it with decent sushi. For the money though, you could do better.

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★★★☆☆

The show was ok, but I used to think the food was good until I tried Champion in Fremont. The beef here is cooked too dry. However, they made up for it with decent sushi. For the money though, you could do better.

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We loved our chef -- he was fabulous!! It made the meal so fun. It is a bit pricey but the food is really great!! It was nice to sit with other people to and chat. It is a very kid friendly environment -- great for a party too!

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★★★★☆

We loved our chef -- he was fabulous!! It made the meal so fun. It is a bit pricey but the food is really great!! It was nice to sit with other people to and chat. It is a very kid friendly environment -- great for a party too!

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When I saw this restaurant had only a 7.2 review I just HAD to post!! I have been back to this restaurant several times over the years and never once had a bad experience.We have always eaten in the Teppan room-where they cook the food in front of you(it is always amazing and alot of fun to see!).We usually always go for a special occasion,Birthday or Anniversary,we are going tonight for a family birthday again.We always go here when we want to have a different & special dining experience that will not be soon forgotten.

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★★★★★

When I saw this restaurant had only a 7.2 review I just HAD to post!! I have been back to this restaurant several times over the years and never once had a bad experience.We have always eaten in the Teppan room-where they cook the food in front of you(it is always amazing and alot of fun to see!).We usually always go for a special occasion,Birthday or Anniversary,we are going tonight for a family birthday again.We always go here when we want to have a different & special dining experience that will not be soon forgotten.

Pros: Wonderful full bar and amazing dining experience.

Cons: The only con I can think of is that it is higher in cost than the average restaurant, this is why I suggest it for special occasions.

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It's a very expensive place, average 30-50 dollars per person, but they provide wonderful food, the sashimi always fresh, and their desserts are unique, must try!!

4
★★★★☆

It's a very expensive place, average 30-50 dollars per person, but they provide wonderful food, the sashimi always fresh, and their desserts are unique, must try!!

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This was a wonderful eating experience. The service was very good. The food and entertainment was outstanding also. This is a great place for a romatic date for two.

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★★★★★

This was a wonderful eating experience. The service was very good. The food and entertainment was outstanding also. This is a great place for a romatic date for two.

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