There are not many buffets in Baytown, but the Hibachi Grill and Buffet on Garth Road offers more than the usual rice and noodles.
After agonizing over which restaurant to visit for the weekly Hot Spots review, I finally decided to give the Hibachi Grill another try. It had been a long time since I dined there, dating back to 2015. But with the New Year comes renewed interest, so I dared to venture there again.
The restaurant workers ask you to wait to be seated and then want to know what you want to drink. I went with an adventurous choice – water.
Then, it was on to the buffet table. Here, you will find plenty of food ranging from the fried to the green to the desserts. There are 12 buffet bars filled with various cuisines. Of course, I cannot dine at any Chinese restaurant without having some sweet and sour chicken (with the glorious, tasty red sauce), so that was first on the list. A couple of scoops of golden fried rice with some General Tso chicken asparagus, fish, broccoli, a few fries, and some Wonton soup all made for a good first run.
The place does offer sushi as well. I am not a fan of sushi (although two ex-girlfriends have tried to get me to like it), but if you are, then the Hibachi Grill can suit your fancy. To say they have a “wide selection” of sushi is an understatement. They have a mammoth selection. You might even be able to catch the chef preparing it. In addition, you can get salmon sashimi at the grill.
If you prefer the green foods over the fired ones, Hibachi can meet your needs with mayo mussels, grilled salmon, salads, eggplants, corn and green beans. There is also a huge fruit selection.
Once you are done, there is the dessert buffet table waiting for your arrival. Peanut brittle, almond cookies, fried plantains, and ice cream plus a chocolate fountain – all await your pleasure. And don’t forget your fortune cookie!
Something that will not cause you to lose your appetite is the price. Lunch at the Hibachi Grill is about $10 per person. Senior citizens ages 60 and up can eat for $7.45 from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
If you are still hungry after dining at the Hibachi Grill, get to a doctor. Something is wrong somewhere.
The Hibachi Grill and Buffet is located at 3703 Garth Road and is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 281-838-8168.
Matt Hollis is a reporter for The Baytown Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.