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Jenpachi Japanese Steak House

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3160 Wellner Dr NE, Ste 500, Rochester, MN 55906-4436
+1 507-292-1688
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 14:30 - 23:00
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Yes, it is a little pricey but my kids loved it after a long rainy day at the softball tournament. My son enjoyed being able to help cook our food. The food was amazing and my kids are begging to make the 4 hour drive to come back.

Thank Travis V
Mantorville, Minnesota
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We occasionally stop here for family birthday meals. The food is overpriced but the entertainment is fun. They do have occasional coupons to help alleviate the high cost of the meals.

Thank rmpeterson2
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was my first time at a Japanese steak house, so I have nothing to compare this too. Our party was seated with another party, which only added to the fun. The chef was talented and engaging. We LOVED the lobster sauce and could have slathered everything in it. Food was okay, nothing extraordinary, but loved the experience. A bit... More 

Thank amantastic
Rochester, Minnesota
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Celebrated our daughters birthday last night. The hostess took and printed a birthday photo of our group which was a nice touch. Ordered a cocktail to start. We had another family sit at our table and we felt rushed to order so the chef could cook for all of us at once. The cooking display was just average. The staff... More 

1 Thank doctari1
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We always enjoy our meals at Jenpachi. The food is good, the fried rice, which you have to order extra, is wonderful, and after you cover it with lobster sauce it is amazing. We have had just about everything that is offered food wise at one time or another and have never had a bad meal. You can also order... More 

Thank carpitt
Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A rather uncomfortable experience. The cooks put up a cheap show, trying to engage the audience by throwing food? Missing "targets" into people's face... Really? Squeezing Sake out of the cooking bottles into people's mouth like a cheap Mexican restaurant at some cheap spring break town? No, it is not fun! I found it disrespectful. Focus on serving and cooking!... More 

1 Thank elyuso
Rochester, Minnesota
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here, and you should have reservations, however I'm not sure why. The food was bland and the lace was overall dirty. There was grease everywhere and my legs stuck to the undersurface of the tables because of grease. Likewise the carpet was pulled off the ground. Besides the mediocre food and drinks, I guess the cooks are a... More 

Thank Matthew H
Rochester, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Tucked away in a newer, but less-popular retail center in northwest Rochester, you'll find Jenpachi Japanese Steakhouse. It seems more of a local establishment than chain, and the simple, (some would say "dated") decore is more simply stated than larger, flashier, "canned" atmosphere of a chain restaurant. The food, however is delicious! Cooked in front of you on an open... More 

Thank Doug J
Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We visited Jenpachi for a birthday dinner. We ordered 2 filet mignon, 1 teriyaki steak and 1 teriyaki chicken. They missed the teriyaki steak so subbed filet in teriyaki with no upcharge. The chef was entertaining and even the teens enjoyed the show. Food was very tasty. It was a little expensive as dinner for 4 totaled over $100.

Thank Kathy E
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I used to go there frequently when I worked in Rochester. The food is amazing and the staff very friendly and welcoming. The prices are decent and plenty of food! I miss this placce!

Thank Bea H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3160 Wellner Dr NE, Ste 500, Rochester, MN 55906-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-292-1688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?