Food: New Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet serves up a little something for everyone
Right smack dab in between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, a new affordable option for your lunch break or dinner opened up last month. Nationwide buffet-style restaurant Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet has a new location at Glencoe Crossing shopping center, located at 4735 Washtenaw Avenue in Pittsfield Township.
What sets the restaurant apart from many other buffets is their particularly diverse selection of food. 300 options cover the bases for Japanese, Chinese, American, Italian, and Mexican food lovers.
It is not just the food selection that is huge. The 12,000-square-foot space houses a fresh-made sushi bar, a grill where you can concoct your own custom dishes from a large selection of ingredients, a large buffet area, fruit and dessert bars, and two private party rooms that you can reserve. Their enormous room in the back is large enough to accommodate practically everyone you know.
“You get high-quality, healthy food like you would get at a sit down restaurant. But instead of ordering one dish, you can try and little of this and a little of that and see what you like,” says Selina Chen, who moved here for Philadelphia to open the new restaurant.
“Sushi is very popular with customers. The sushi chefs never get a break! They make it and then it is gone. Some places you would pay a lot for your sushi roll, but here it is $10.99 for all you can eat. You can spend less and get the same quality sushi,” she says.
Keeping the price low is Hibachi’s M.O. “It is not hard to see that the economy is down everywhere you look. So, we try to provide the most valuable food at a low cost to everybody. We want it to be a place that everyone can come to and afford,” Chen explains.
Another highlight of the restaurant is their grill in the back. It gives you the option to create your own custom dishes. “You can put whatever you want on the plate and the cook will make it for you. There are all kinds of things to choose from – shrimp, beef, steak, veggies, rice, noodles, and sauces.
Chen already had a lot of experience with the nationwide chain before opening up the Washtenaw location. She remains a co-owner of a franchise in Philadelphia. And many of her family members and friends are in the Hibachi Grill business with locations on the east coast.
“We all know each other and try to bring Hibachi Grill to different states. We can share ideas of what is popular, what is working,” Chen says.
Aside from great food, the décor creates a nice ambiance. Colorful lighting and beautiful artistic embellishments make it a pretty place to be. “We have some colorful lights, almost like Vegas!” Chen laughs. “But it has a much softer feel than Vegas. It’s a very comfortable place to sit and eat,” she adds.
A large coy pond with a fountain as you first walk in is a really impressive addition to the space. They are waiting for the water to cycle before adding coy fish, but as soon as it is safe for them to live in they will. “I think the kids are going to love it,” Chen says.
Try Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet on your lunch break or bring family and friends for an inexpensive but tasty dinner. Find out more about Pittsfield Township’s location and view photos from their ribbon cutting ceremony on the restaurant’s blog, http://hibachigrillsupremebuffet.blogspot.com. Call them at (734) 528-9999.