Have you ever wanted to go to one of those amazing Asian restaurants where they cook the food right in front of you? Y’know, the ones where the chef dazzle you with their knife skills and open flames? Of course you have, anytime you’ve seen a movie with a scene like that you want to try it for yourself. Well, that’s why we sought out one such restaurant in Mississauga: Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse.
Located at 4920 Tomken Road, you’ll find Iron Chef Japanese Steakhouse within a fairly basic brown brick building. However The big green lettering above the windows and the maroon awning above the front doors are easily recognisable. Once you step inside though it’s a much different story.
The restaurant has a U-shaped countertop in the middle of the room, where patrons can sit and watch said chef open up a flame and dice up some food. If that’s a little too hot for you, there are plenty of other seating options in the restaurant. There’s low lighting that puts the attention on the flat-top and the food.
There’s also some fantastic decor, like an incredible Edo era Samurai helmet within a glass case, and some interesting art pieces on the walls. It’s a relaxed setting that you could happily sit in for a few hours. Of course, the restaurant setting is only half, or maybe just a third, of what really matters. Iron Chef is a pretty unique restaurant in Mississauga, so let’s hear what the owners have to say:
Iron Chef is the first Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant in Mississauga. We are committed to provide all of our guests with the ultimate dining experience.
Try our Teppanyaki cuisine! Also known as hibachi, Teppanyaki allow chefs to use an iron griddle to cook food right in front of you, while performing dazzling and highly skilled manoeuvres.
Iron Chef is the best place to find delicious Asian cuisine in a comfortable environment. We guarantee you’ll have a great time!
With that behind us, let’s jump right into the menu. As you might imagine, it’s an extensive menu, but we’ll start with the soups and salads. There’s Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, Octopus Salad, Garden Salad, Wonton Soup, Avocado Salad, and Sunomono Salad. That’s a hefty variety of soups and salads, with a much more distinct palette than most other restaurants in the city.
Moving on we have appetisers, of which there are so many that we’re just going to list a few highlights. There’s Agedashi Tofu, Sushi Pizza, Beef Sashimi, Black Cod, Soft Shell Crab, and good old-fashioned Calamari. The majority of the appetisers cost less than $10, so you could end-up eating a three-course meal for very cheap!
As it’s a Japanese Restaurant, you’d expect Iron Chef to have a myriad of sushi options. And, well, you’d be spot on the money. From the signature roll section of the menu, you’ll find Smoked Salmon Roll, Caterpillar Roll, Hiroshima Roll, Alaska Roll, Spider Roll, and Lobster Roll. As per order you’ll get 8 pieces of sushi, so it’s a full meal.
Finally, we move on to the main menu, the teppanyaki entrees and combos. Each teppanyaki dish is essentially a protein served with soup, salad, mixed seasonal vegetables, steamed rice and ice cream. So it’s just up to you if you want chicken, salmon, scallops, beef, shrimp, filet mignon, or sirloin. The combos range greatly in price depending on which proteins you choose.
There’s also a Veggie teppanyaki combo and a kids version as well. And those are the menu options if you choose to sit at the cooking table, if you sit at a regular table you’ll get a whole different menu! Yes there’s plenty of crossover items but there’s also more traditional Asian cuisine options like Kung Pao Beef, Steak Katsu, Surf and Turf, and more. As well as more makimono, handrolls, sashimi, and huge sushi platters. Honestly, if you want the experience then sit at the cooking table, but if you just want a belly full of incredible food, then sit at a regular table.
As always, we want to let you see what other people have to say about the restaurant. Well we took to Google reviews to see how Iron Chef has fared and it’s pretty impressive; the restaurant holds a score of 4.0 based on over 500 reviews. So here are a few of the most recent reviews from Mississauga natives:
I went recently for my father in laws birthday. We had a great chef Rico who had us all laughing and having fun. The show was great and the service is too. The owner is very proud of her establishment and was very helpful with our orders. Great atmosphere – we are definetly coming back 🙌
– Elena Rey
I came here with my family for lunch on a Sunday, service was on point and the server was very helpful. Our chef was Jerry, and although a little quiet, he was very entertaining and obviously good at his job. He made our food delicious. Will be back.
– Lindsay Green
I used to go here so often that people would literally order the Agnes special. It’s THAT good and that memorable: geisha roll and seaweed salad. Hands down the best ever! Get some extra geisha sauce on the side of you are like me. Worth the price and honestly so filling.
– Agnes Zausz
Edwin – the chef was fabulous, entertaining and friendly. Food was good. Downside was it was FREEZING!!! Waiter was ok. The chef was definitely worth the time.
– Reema Sukumaran
Iron Chef Steakhouse also offers a slightly altered lunch menu, an extensive array of beer, wine, champagne, cocktails, liquors, and dessert. It also offers take-out, so if you want to curl up at home and dine on some find sushi while binge-watching Netflix then you can do just that!
If you’re looking for some top-quality Japanese cuisine and some great live entertainment in Mississauga, then be sure to try Iron Chef Steakhouse. The environment is nice, the chefs are friendly and very talented, and the food is worth every penny. Iron Chef at 4920 Tomken Road is a definite winner.