Buffets

The spring rolls and Lo Mein provide a good foundation to build off of while dining at Hibachi Grill and Buffet. 

A daily struggle for me is figuring out where to go for lunch. 

Working through this usually requires a run through of Baytown’s vast cuisine Rolodex. 

Since the city offers everything from Asian, Indian, Tex-Mex, Italian and American cuisine, to name a few, the decision can be a difficult one to make. 

But on Monday I had an epiphany that led me to Hibachi Grill and Buffet. This brilliant idea allowed me to feed my cravings all at once. 

When I arrived I was seated promptly and ordered a glass of iced tea. After my server showed me where I would be chowing down, I followed step one of the unwritten rules of buffet-ing and did a full sweep.

Lo Mein and spring rolls immediately caught my eye, and after a proper rundown, I grabbed a plate and embarked on the food hunt. 

With Lo Mein and spring rolls sitting pretty on my plate, I gave myself very generous portions of spicy Hibachi chicken. Steamed broccoli was a last minute addition before I went back to my seat where tea awaited. 

The spicy chicken was succulent and sweet, not terribly spicy, and I would recommend it to anyone. 

The chicken spring roll was crispy, steaming hot and downright delicious. With my side of broccoli and Lo Mein, I had a great balance of food.

Once it was gone, I removed my fork and returned the buffet for more and I grabbed some General Tso’s Chicken, barbecue beef balls and sautéed green beans. 

After polishing off plate No. 2, I had to focus my efforts on dessert. 

To be honest, my favorite dessert there are the cookies that are similar to sugar cookies, which I loaded up on. I also got some banana pudding and orange slices. 

After plate No. 3, which satisfied my sweet tooth, I was ready for a nap — an indicator of a successful food outing. 

If you have trouble deciding what to eat, always consider Hibachi because it never disappoints. 

And anytime you visit a buffet, follow these guidelines to maximize the visit:    

• Always do a full sweep of the restaurant before picking up any food 

• Avoid carbs—they will only fill you up 

•  Avoid sugary drinks. Those are just extra calories you could be using for actual food. 

• Don’t forget about dessert.  

• And just accept that you may be in a food coma afterward, you can always workout tomorrow. 

Hibachi also offers a buffet on the go, which is $4.99 per pound.  

The Hibachi Grill is located at 3703 Garth Road. It is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Sunday. 

Christopher James is a reporter for The Baytown Sun. He can be reached at christopher.james@baytownsun.com.

 

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