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Hibachi, Hibachi, Hibachi

 

Shelbie Souza’15

Staff Reporter

January 23, 2015

 

Ever craving ethnic food, or something off the beaten path? Sick of Fall River Chinese delivery? Azuma Hibachi Bar may be on your list of up and coming restaurants to try. Much like its name, Azuma is a Japanese restaurant that entertains its guests table side, by cooking your meal right in front of you.
 

Hibachi is served by grilling a meat, seafood, pasta noodles, and assorted vegetables. At Azuma you can choose from a variety of meat/poultry such as sirloin steak, chicken, and seafood like shrimp and lobster.


At Azuma, it is all you can eat at a set price. The Lunch time special is $11, while holidays and dinner is a set price of $22. When I went on Martin Luther King Day, my friends and I chose entrees such as Hibachi or Miso soup, and assorted Chinese finger foods. For seafood lovers, Azuma serves at least a dozen types of sushi.

 

The food was absolutely delicious, and the portions were large for the actual hibachi. The only complain I had was that starters were too small, though they were refillable. The hibachi chef was very enthusiastic, fun, and catered to the needs of all his patrons. He was sure to ask about everyone’s preferences (how they wanted their meat cooked) and asked if anyone had allergies. The cooking process took about five-six minutes. The grill is layered with oil at a very high temperature.


One other notable feature that threw my party of six off was that gratuity was added onto the check for the hibachi chef. For six people we payed $175 with an already added tip of $25 for the chef.


Despite the unanticipated prices, Azuma Hibachi Bar and Grill in North Dartmouth proved to be an exciting environment with four star food and service; I urge others to venture in and try something new.