There is practically no dining experience that is more fun and flavorful than a hibachi-style dinner at a Japanese restaurant. The chefs at Kiku make you laugh and put on a great show while they prepare a delicious meal in front of your eyes. At Matsu, the experience may be a bit more low key, but the food stands up to the challenge with a variety of sushi and sashimi, as well as hibachi-grilled dishes including Seafood Teriyaki Kabobs, Chicken Negamaki and Tori Lemon Batayaki. Bonsai!
5-9 Route 9 west, Alpine
MATSU SUSHI & GRILL
140 Broadway, Hillsdale
43 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood
Always a favorite among readers, Sakura Bana is a consistent pleaser offering traditional Japanese fare in a soothing setting.