Now firmly entrenched in Asian culture, Japanese steakhouses came into vogue during a 1954 meat boom following the death of the original Godzilla. Trample a monstrous appetite with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hibachi-style dinner and drinks at Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse, located at the Trader Joe's Center in Dublin. Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse turns up the heat on teppanyaki, gourmet cuisine that sizzles on an iron griddle as chefs entertain wide-eyed diners with an air-slicing array of cooking maneuvers. Feast on filet mignon and shrimp ($23.49) or slurp up chicken yakisoba noodles ($15.99) after witnessing culinary sleight-of-hand, such as utensil juggling and pulling a rabbit out of a lobster tail. Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse ladles out fresh-made house salad dressing and tamago sauce daily, and reservations are highly recommended.
- Everyone treats you like family, once you are in there it's like second home. It's not like the other Japanese steakhouse I've dined in at before. Go find this diamond in the rough and enjoy your experience! – sunshineonme, Citysearch
- Shi Chi has everything you expect from a Japanese Steak house and more. The chefs prepare the food in an extraordinary show on a Teppanyaki table. What seperates [sic] Shi Chi from the rest is that they do not rush you in and out, the staff is very friendly. – DeeOhGee, TripAdvisor
Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse
The old saying goes that if you can't stand the heat, you should stay out of the kitchen. That rule is a little harder to follow at Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse since the chefs bring the kitchen right to you, cooking on special hibachi grills set into the tables. But here the heat isn't simply utilitarian, as the sizzling tables provide the night's entertainment as well. The flames lick pieces of filet mignon, shrimp, and lobster as chefs toss them into the air and onto patrons’ plates. In addition to the grilled fare, each hibachi dinner includes soup, salad, rice, vegetables, green tea, and a choice of vanilla ice cream or pineapple sorbet. And, to keep the fun and conversation flowing, the restaurant also serves a variety of domestic and imported beers and sake served hot, cold, and or frozen on-a-stick.