Habachi Grill to Replace China Buffet

The North Babylon restaurant will be located right next to Buffalo Wild Wings.

Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet will replace a China Buffet on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon.

The new restaurant, which is right next to Buffalo Wild Wings, will open on Oct. 15. 

Exterior construction was taking place on Tuesday morning.

The restaurant will be the third relatively new business in that immediate area. Buffalo Wild Wings replaced Bennigan's and PM Pediatrics took space that Blockbuster once called home.

Just to the north on Deer Park Avenue, Starbucks opened about a month ago in the space that Mobil gas called home. 
John Azzara October 15, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Well..., I was looking forward to the Grand Opening today. It wasn't happening! They are not even close to opening! Their is a sign on the door say opening Oct 15 however. I looked inside and it was gutted. Maybe Nov 15 is more like it! Talk about delays!
Audrey October 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM
there is a sign saying October 30 now.... went by Saturday night wanted some sushi
John Azzara October 30, 2013 at 02:01 PM
OK.........., Now this is starting to tick me off! I went today OCT 30. Guess what? They STILL are not ready to open. I walked into the place from the side door and it looked just about the same as it did on the 15th. I tracked down what I believe to be the owner or manger and asked Him what's up. I said this is the second time I have come to eat here and your still not even near done. He just laughed and said maybe it one week. Then I laughed. I told Him they should STOP putting up a date and just say coming soon. This place is leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth and I have not even eaten anything yet! lol
Audrey November 11, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Did it open yet..... ??
Chris F November 11, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Went today 11/11 ... interior is more or less completely gutted yet the sign on the door says "Grand Opening November 13th!". I would be surprised if they open before the end of year.
Audrey November 11, 2013 at 05:50 PM
wonder if they are having problems with permit and liquor licenses since this is a franchise things should have been done by now no less been told that franchises have an easier time getting things approved.... craving my sushi and crab legs....
Chris F November 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Yeah they are a chain, I went online and looked at pictures of their Staten Island location and I was impressed with the reviews as well. I know they have their permit from the town because it was displayed on the front door.
Audrey November 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM
they need NYS licensing to.... sometimes take a while for liquer license and who knows what was wrong in that building for the hold up.... Chris?
John Azzara November 12, 2013 at 09:38 AM
You heard of the slow boat to China? Well this is the slow boat FROM China. Every time I have been their, the workers looks like they were just killing time. Also looks like no real progress.
Patricia Calonita November 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Is hibachi open yet.
Brian Black November 20, 2013 at 08:00 PM
11/20 Still not open yet! Ridiculous!
Brian Black November 20, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Will keep you all posted Try Babylon for Hibachi Resteraunt right on Main Street in town Near the Mexican Resteraunt
John Azzara November 21, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Well it's OPEN!!!!! I had lunch their today. The layout inside is about the same but with all new furnishing. Very pretty, like the waitress. The food was good but not something to rave about. Lots of fish and clams. I will try dinner soon. The price is very good. Also found coupon in the paper. lol. I would rate it a 7 for lunch. Give it a try!
JD November 21, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Don't waste your money! You would think they would put their best foot forward for their grand opening. It wasn't even that busy (lots of empty tables). No crab legs, just a pan of dirty water with two legs floating in it the entire time I was there. Had to wait 30 minutes for a soda refill. Same terrible food as previous place. Waste of time and money. Wouldn't eat here again if they paid me!!
JD November 21, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Forgot to mention ... Ice cream machine is out of order and the fortune cookies are stale (probably left behind from the last place).
Chris November 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM
hey what paper had the coupons and what are the prices?
Danielle Pasiner November 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Went there to night... Place was packed but didn't have to wait long for a table. Best part was the hibachi grill food was great line wasn't bad at all.. Crab legs were nice and fresh! The rest of the food was good thought it could of been better. Pretty sure it was the same cook as before seen a lot of familiar waiters n waitresses... Thought there was going to be Mongolian food and there wasn't... Ice cream machine wasn't broken... Worse part was getting our check.. I would go back again.
Beth B December 11, 2013 at 02:22 PM
The new look is very nice! But that is all I can say about it. I think it was the same food, same cook probably also. It really was not different. Was not impressed at all.
Brian Black December 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Same old same old 2 out of 5 stars
Chris F December 21, 2013 at 03:54 PM
I finally tried this place today. I thought it was much better than the previous Chinese buffet. I like the way they redid the interior, looks more upscale now. I would go back.


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