About OTANI

"OTANI" means "Great Falls" in Japanese and it has been the inspiration behind the second high-energy restaurant since 1996. OTANI has been changing plenty of things in the past. The friendly staff greets customers by name, usually by the second visit.

OTANI THE FRONT GATE is created for good luck to everyone and will give you the double that you've been wishing. All around the wall interior features organic sienna and deep warming walls with your honesty. The high rised bar and sushi bar in the front

The hibachi 
(火鉢 "fire bowl"?) is a traditional Japanese heating device. It consists of a round, cylindrical or a box-shaped open-topped container, made from or lined with a heatproof material and designed to hold burning charcoal. In North America, the term "hibachi" refers to a small cooking stove heated by charcoal (actually called shichirin in Japanese), or to an iron hot plate (teppan) used in teppanyaki restaurants.

Described as “unique Japanese-American Steak with soul” cuisine,  “astonishing array of fresh produce, meat and fish available in VA.”  .

Specialties of the Bar
The bar menu includes sake, the affordable, smooth but a strong Japanese drink known as an Asian wine (approximately 12% alcohol) and a varity of Japanese beer as well, a full array of  western wine and American beers.


John is the highly energetic creator of OTANI Japanese Restaurant. The Chantilly location has been highly acclaimed by critics and the community for their affordable award-winning cuisine and lively hospitality since their openings in 1996. John’s discovery in Virginia of “the most amazingly fresh ingredients available year-around play into our healthy Japanese-based Hibachi and sushi dishes.” John’s fun-loving enthusiasm as host and menu designer is boundless, proven by his honors as a “Mover and Shaker”  and the “best hibachi,” “best hot spot” and “best sushi” restaurant awards for OTANI.

Our dress is casual. We welcome you in a tuxedo, jeans, a business suit, shorts or a cocktail dress.

We accept cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.


 OTANI Japanese Steak & Seafood Copyright since 1996