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Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet opening in Pittsfield Township shopping center

By Katrease Stafford


Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet opens Friday in Pittsfield Township's Glencoe Crossing shopping center.

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A new restaurant, Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, will have its grand opening today in Pittsfield Township’s Glencoe Crossing shopping center.

The space was previously occupied by the Bistro Bar and Grill. The bistro closed last August.

Broker William Eddy closed the deal on the 12,000-square-foot restaurant located at 4735 Washtenaw Ave. The space was listed for $15 per square foot.

Eddy said with this location, Hibachi will now be one of the largest restaurants in the Ann Arbor area.

Restaurant owner Selina Chen looked at several locations in the area, including Arborland and the Blockbuster Video space on Saline Road.

“They were having a hard time finding a 12,000-square-foot place and it’s the only place that was big enough in Ann Arbor,” Eddy said. “Ann Arbor doesn’t have that volume of rental space.”

Chen said she believes the restaurant, which has a sushi and grill bar, has offerings for nearly everyone. The menu has more than 300 options. Chen said the restaurant will serve many types of cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian and American. The restaurant also has a dessert bar.

“We see that it’s a large population here and we can do a lot of business,” Chen said. “We have so many different choices and a variety.”

Chen believes the interior of the restaurant will be a draw for potential customers. Inside is a large Koi pond with Koi fish and diffused glass-paneled lighting.

Eddy said the restaurant was looking for an area where they could offer affordable food to customers.

“Their demographic isn’t necessarily a high end demographic,” Eddy said. “They’re probably going to be a dollar less than the average buffet place but because of their volume they can maintain that.”

Currently, the restaurant has nearly 15 employees and Chen plans on hiring more if things get busy. Chen said the restaurant would need more workers in the kitchen and in service positions.

The first Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet was established in North Carolina in 2007. Hibachi has grown to more than 50 locations throughout the United States and Canada in a five-year span.

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Janice Vaugh

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 : 5:25 a.m.

I just been there yesterday.The places is luxury neat and the food is delicoius and they got so many variety, you guys should go here try that.


Sat, Jun 23, 2012 : 12:32 p.m.

I'm not sure this is going to be marketed to you Pittsfield Townhip folks, so I would take a deep breath before you start complaining....I think you will find that over the coming months, it becomes a big tourist spot as busses pull off for lunch on their way from points south up to Frankenmouth and the casinos...

Ann English

Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 11:03 p.m.

No mention is made of Middle Eastern food, so I figure Haifa Falafel will not face competition. They're in the Glencoe Crossings area. From the map, it looks like the new restaurant is to the left of the credit union family service center.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

Doing so many things (over 300 items) makes me wonder if they will do any well.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:04 p.m.

After reading anthony Bourdain's "kitchen Confidential" on buffets...especially those aiming be inexpensive-- i'd make sure my ptomaine insurance was paid up before dining.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 2:17 p.m.

I miss the old Kroger Bistro too. I think the the menu is too large and diverse to control quality, but time will tell. Did they keep the liqour license?


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 2:10 p.m.

Thank Goodness somebody has some confidence in this economy.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:13 p.m.

Restaurants and retail. Welcome to America, worlds largest strip mall!


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 12:49 p.m.

SO, where is it located? Why don't you ever give an address?


Thu, Jun 28, 2012 : 4:07 p.m.


Kyle Mattson

Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:29 p.m.

Hi Daine- The address is noted at the beginning of the article, but we've added an embedded map showing the location. Hopefully that helps!


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 2:26 p.m.

"...Broker William Eddy closed the deal on the 12,000-square-foot restaurant located at 4735 Washtenaw Ave..."


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 1:01 p.m.

Bzzzz. Try again.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 12:40 p.m.

As sure as the sun rising , death and taxes anytime a new restaurant opens the will all ways will be at least one " do we really need another.... " type of comment.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 12:14 p.m.

I wonder how it will do next to Ichiban and Asia City's Chinese buffet right down the street. I miss Bistro! It was my favorite place to go during football games and March Madness.

Jimmy McNulty

Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.

My thoughts exactly when we saw the Hibachi Grill sign right behind Ichiban. Unfortunately, I can see that restaurant being empty again real soon.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 10:15 a.m.

And whyyyyyyy are we putting a 2nd hibachi place literally right by Ichiban???? I'm sure hey could have found somewhere else if they kept looking. I mean it sounds like it will be a nice place, but still......

Middle America

Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 11:17 p.m.

Thanks for pointing out that it will literally be there. I don't like figurative speech in articles about restaurants.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 5:06 p.m.

"Restaurant owner Selina Fuzhou looked at several locations in the area, including Arborland and the Blockbuster Video space on Saline Road. "They were having a hard time finding a 12,000-square-foot place and it's the only place that was big enough in Ann Arbor," Eddy said. "Ann Arbor doesn't have that volume of rental space."" How about either reading the article or coming up with with better suggestions as to where they should settle?


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 12:33 p.m.

Well, WE are'nt putting putting anything anywhere.The OWNERS are putting ( with THEIR money ) in a 2nd hibachi place