Those of us who love Asian food (culprit, group of one) will soon have a new restaurant on the west side of Evansville to get our fix.
Evansville 411 News, which tracks requests for new business developments in the region and shares them on their Facebook page, reported Wednesday afternoon, Osaka Japanese Hibachi and Sushi is taking over space formerly known as Crazy Buffet II, and more recently Star Buffet on Pearl Drive in the building that also houses Buffalo Wild Wings, Eye Palm Beach Mart and Tan.
Although the post does not mention an exact date, Evansville 411 News reports that the new location is expected to open in July.
Not much else is known about the business, especially its owner. A Facebook page does exist, however, it only has two posts, both of which were published on May 27. One is just an image of a sushi roll, the other is the restaurant’s logo with an ad saying it’s “Coming Soon.”
Here’s what the “About” section says we can expect once the doors open:
Coming soon –
Osaka Japanese Hibachi and Sushi is a casual restaurant offering a wide assortment of your favorite hibachi style cuisine and will feature a sushi bar as well as some unique specialty dishes. The achievement will also be available.
Similar restaurants like Osaka already exist in Evansville. Zuki on the east side and downtown, Roppongi on the east side, and Fujiyama in the North Park mall are the first that come to mind. However, if memory serves, no restaurant like this currently exists on the west side at this time. But that was not always the case.
Thanks to the historic Street View of Google Maps, a feature that allows you to go back in time roughly 10 years to see how the area you are visualizing has changed over the past decade, Osaka will not be the first hibachi restaurant. and sushi to occupy space. When the Google Maps car drove onto Pearl Drive in April 2012, a restaurant called Okami Japanese Sushi & Hibachi occupied the same space that Osaka would soon call home.[Source: Evansville 411 News on Facebook]
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