Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet (CLOSED)

Editor’s note: As of 2014, Hibachi Grill is closed.
1760 East Stroop Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429
937.643.3333
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Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet is an expansive buffet option serving Kettering in the suburban region of south Dayton. At the confluence of Wilmington Pike and Stroop Road, it’s a popular site for the neighborhood and attracts a lot of folks from the area for its convenience and the wide variety of foods that it serves. Still, though, my experience on the dishes here was mixed.

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To start off, a look at the chicken dishes; they’re decent. The pepper chicken is good, it’s crispy and serve in a sauce that is a little heavy on soy sauce but it’s fine. The honey chicken is grilled, not fried as other places do it, and it’s got a red sauce that still tastes of honey but has a teriyaki tint to it, which is interesting. The General Tso’s Chicken didn’t impress me. The problem seems to be it’s made with skin-on chicken, which makes it taste full of gristle. Sauce is fine. The grilled chicken on a stick was a good item but it was cool, and needed to be replenished more. Same goes for the wings.

The seafood didn’t impress me. I liked the crab salad, though of course it’s made with crab stick. I also liked the fried calimari, it’s seasoned and made with a jalapeno peppers and onions to give it a little kick. The other seafood, though, didn’t impress me. The mussels were prepared correctly and chilled, and clean. But the problem is they need to be seasoned. Same with the shrimp. They’re absolutely tasteless. In the meantime, there’s the cooked calimari, which is made with an odd combination — a wine sauce that is spicy? Those things don’t go together at all.

That said, most of the sushi is pretty good. Some of it was better than others, I liked the shrimp tempura roll especially, and there are some fried rolls if you’re into that sort of thing.

There have been some complaints I’ve seen online about service, but I did not have that experience. The restaurant is built for volume to be certain, and there were sizable groups for them to deal with when I went to visit, which was at an off-time on a weekend. Still, though, I found the people to be friendly, though there’s a language barrier.

In all, the food is hit or miss, but there are a lot of different things to try. In all, I don’t personally prefer the place.

Recommendations

  • The buffet is huge, one of the biggest I’ve seen in the city. A lot of different things for different people to try.
  • There are some American food options like pizza to try if you’re into that, but not a ton.
  • I like the chicken dishes but not the seafood.

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