I had been wanting to go to Hibachi Grill in for a while. I envisioned something like walking into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory and having an all out eat-a-thon. I do not usually eat out that much and for a 7 dollar buffet I figured, why not. Well, here is why I don’t go out too eat that much.
Walking into Hibachi Grill formally a Staples, I was greeted and immediately seated by one of the sentinels, that make up the staff. The employees ever watchful, almost overly attentive and sometimes smiling, seem to be in a hurry for you to leave. I only consumed two plates (which I had to admit I was getting full) when upon cleaning the second, the hostess brings my check, places a fortune cookie on top and then standing for a second, moves the fortune cookie! Like get the hell out of here, but in a nice way.
There are like, ten islands of food from Chinese American to American and a sushi bar. I got some lo mien, rice, egg and spring rolls, chicken wings, broccoli, squid ring etc. They also have pizza, spaghetti, and salad. The sushi is not “real” sushi (as everything else really) as you would probably get sick. There was a separate tip jar for the sushi chef (I’m thinking f***), I give her a dollar. The food altogether was OK, it had the quality of left overs. I couldn’t help thinking in the back of my mind that all of this food was being recycled somehow…I don’t know.
The total bill for the Grill was about nine bucks not counting tip. Out of five stars, I would give Hibachi Grill a three.
The service was good but cold, the food was fine but old. I will not be returning, unless the stars quit burning.