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Hibachi Bar -Japanese Steak House. 921 Broad Ripple Avenue.


Well Broad Ripple has one more new joint. This is Hibachi Restaurant. New for the Ripple scene. It is located where the Sabbatical used to be. Curiously that’s right next door to the Triton Taproom and the Sushi Bar. The Hibachi Bar is owned by the same folks who have the Sushi Bar. All they need is one called the Tempura Bar for a true hat trick.

Their dining room is really nice looking.


All of the seating is for Hibachi. So you get a show even if you order from the hot kitchen or the sushi kitchen.


This is their basic dining unit. In the background is the sushi bar. Their menu is an odd Frankenstein affair. Cut and paste with several items marked off. Of course this is only their first week of operation so I am sure they will be making adjustments along the way. Being true to their name they offer a lot of steaks and combos with fish. They also have a few noodle dishes ( from the kitchen) and Teriyaki Chicken as well as salmon.

hibachi-5 hibachi



Funny thing about the sake. The chef had it in a big squeeze bottle. I figured it was just water and the sake bit was a joke. When Pat told me it was indeed sake I was jealous. Hell Pat doesn’t even like sake. Oh well. I ordered Yakisoba. That is  a buckwheat noodle dish cooked with veggies and a protein. I opted for chicken.


I thought this dish was excellent. The chicken was not overly abundant but the overall flavor and amount made it an excellent value at $12. I especially liked the tender crisp celery and its crunch.

About the prices. I thought the pricing was reasonable. They feature strip steak and filet mignon as well as ocean-going sea food, which ain’t cheap. Pat’s Teriyaki chicken was only 9 bucks. And in celebration of their Grand Opening they were offering a 15% discount. So I don’t see the pricing as a problem. I can only image things getting better for this place. I think it is a nice addition to Broad Ripple.


Hibachi Bar Japanese Steak House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

7 responses

  1. That’s funny about the sake. 🙂 I really like that Tomo place on Keystone. Love that soup! I don’t know that I’d get to this one, but more hibachi in the city is always a good thing!

    September 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

    • You are so right. About both the soup and Hibachi joints. The Hibachi salmon and steak for lunch is done in the kitchen at Tomo. I guess they reserve the show for the dinner prices. These folks in Broad Ripple do it for every service. Which fine by me.

      September 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      • I get hot sitting at the hibachi, so we tend to avoid it.
        Also, when the girls were littler, they wanted to sit there, but then when they did, they got frightened…
        Maybe we’ll try it again another (cold) day 🙂

        September 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      • Poor babies. I can see where those flashing and spinning knives and spats can be scary. My biggest worry is for the poor knives cutting into the carbon steel flat top.

        September 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      • Haha!

        September 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

  2. Caught it on the first try! I’ve never been to one of those places. Sounds fun!

    September 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    • They are pretty cool. It is like dinner and a show.

      September 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

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