So many choices, so little time

. April 26, 2013.
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Hibachi Supreme Buffet
1550 Spring Meadows Dr., Holland
419-868-9888
Sun.-Thur: 11:00am-9:30pm
Fri.-Sat.: 11:00am-10:30pm
www.hibachiholland.com

The word “buffet” conjures up mixed emotions inside me. It translates to “oh boy, I get to try everything on the menu”, and then to “oh, the food might be mediocre.” But like anything, there are pros and cons. So when the new Hibachi Supreme Buffet opened up in Spring Meadows on Airport Hwy., we decided it might be worth it to give it a try. The coupon I found in Valpak made it extra enticing.

Overwhelming selection
To clarify, Hibachi Supreme Buffet is an Asian and American buffet. They feature seafood such as crab legs, shrimp, fish etc. as well. There is a menu available, but I assume most customers use it for carry-out orders if they don’t want to pay by the pound for the buffet.

It appeared most people were there for the grandiose buffet. Besides the aforementioned reason, I’m not usually enthusiastic about buffets, because they can also be difficult if you have a food allergy or two. Our waitress verified they do NOT use peanut oil in anything, and then I simply limited the selection of food I knew would be safe for our youngest. I certainly wasn’t going to ask about the ingredients for every entree! (I did appreciate the sign hanging at the entrance of the buffet that stated children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.)

There is so much on the buffet, I couldn’t begin to list even half of the items. Suffice it to say, if you can think of an Asian dish, it is most likely on the buffet. And if the youngsters like mini dogs in croissants and mac and cheese, then they have you covered there as well — and everything in between.

Affordable for families    
My family was in agreement that the food was okay. However, they scored big points with me on the cleanliness factor of the buffet area. The food was hot and appeared to be switched out regularly. Many buffets unfortunately cannot boast the same.

If you and your family have ravishing appetites, then  the $10.99 weekend dinner buffet and $9.99 weeknight buffet is very reasonable. And I loved that kids are priced according to their age. The 3-6 year olds are $3.99 and those 7-10 years old are $4.99, with drinks extra. No doubt my family enjoyed our fill for what we paid.  

The bonus to Hibachi Supreme Buffet is that it offers a hibachi grill. You select your own ingredients to be grilled together. Their selection wasn’t huge, but it was plenty to make some good stir fry. The buffet also offered a nice selection of sushi that tasted very fresh. I enjoyed those added bonuses to the buffet. I think we sampled almost a little of everything, including the mussels! I was unsuccessful getting any takers on the frog legs, though. There’s always next time.

Bottom Line: Buffets can be a great way to satisfy all your cravings, as well as  to please the entire family economically. Customers will appreciate the cleanliness of the buffet and enjoy the bonus of a hibachi grill and flavorful sushi selection. It might be impossible to sample everything in one visit, but you can sure try!

Karen Zickes is a mom of three active children and freelance writer who resides in Holland, Ohio. She can be reached in c/o editor@toledoparent.com .
 
 
Kid friendly: Yes
To avoid wait: Anytime
Noise level: Moderate
Bathroom amenities: Changing stations in women’s restroom
High chairs: Yes
Got milk? Yes, as well as soft drinks
Kids’ menu? Buffet price is based on age of children