Iron Chef Steakhouse
Looking for a place to celebrate graduation? With the end of spring quarter and both high school and college graduation ceremonies approaching, a great place to accommodate family and friends is the Iron Chef Steakhouse at 4301 S. Meridian on South Hill. It’s a delightful dinner and show for everybody, and all it takes to get there is one turn off of Meridian Avenue.
The Iron Chef Steakhouse in Puyallup caters especially to larger groups which makes it an ideal choice for a special meal or celebration with the family. The steakhouse has several flat grills with seating along the perimeter of the grills where the chef prepares the food in front of you. The open setting of the grill and seating offers a sociable atmosphere.
The Iron Chef is moderately priced for its respectable quality food, but compensates by providing a show while the chef prepares your meal. Whether or not the chef’s skills are ordinary or extraordinary depends entirely on the luck of the draw.
This was my first time I’ve been to a place like this, which I would consider fancy and expensive, but it was worth the extra price as a small graduation gift to myself that other students would enjoy as well.
Since this was the first time I’d eaten at a place like this I was amazed by all the fire tricks my chef preformed. If you’ve already been to places like this and are not impressed by fire tricks I suggest that you still come for the food, just try to arrive before dinner.
Essentially many of the dinner and lunch items were pretty similar in what they served, the only exception was that lunch items were all about $10 cheaper than their dinner counterparts.
As far as the food goes, I ordered a Sukiyaki steak, which is as my chef said sliced steak with a medley of vegetables like zucchini, broccoli, bean sprouts, carrots and sliced onions. My only complaint was that the serving size of my steak was small. There were a lot of vegetables to help fill the plate, but not much of the actual steak and that was what counted.
For appetizers, I was first served soup that had a slice of mushroom in it, more for looks than taste, and it ended up to my surprise very good. I asked my waiter what kind it was and said it was just soup. In addition to my soup, I had a small bowl of rice and a matching bowl of salad lightly topped with Thousand Island dressing.
The restaurant had good service and it’s understandable to be caught waiting a few minutes for your chef to arrive to cook your food.
However, the wait works out fine because there are so other many people and chef’s cooking around you, you can easily watch another chef cook and throw food into other customers mouths until your very own chef arrives, so sit back and relax. I would recommend this restaurant for large groups and special occasions.
I give it: Four out of five stars
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