Hibachi is the "Benihana-style" of tabletop cooking also called teppanyaki where you sit on one side of a table and the chef cooks on the other. Maruha has a series of these tabletops in deceptively large and nicely-decorated space, and they were eager to show off the hibachi room when I stopped for a menu. I was just heading into the Giant, so I did not have time to sample the food. Anyone?
If you like Japanese steakhouses, you can also check out Ginza of Tokyo on Johns Hopkins Road near Rte 29. Again, I haven't been, but there was a great comment by a guy who talked up Ginza and said his kids love watching them cook hibachi. Click here for all posts about Japanese food, including Sushi King and Sushi Sono.
Does anyone know what happened to the Fractured Prune donut store in Hickory Ridge? Are they re-opening? It closed last fall, but it looked completely stocked when I looked through the window last weekend. There are even pallets of soda inside. If you know something, please comment on the posting about the closing.
Maruha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
6410 Freetown Road
Columbia, MD 21044
NEAR: This is in the Hickory Ridge village center just off Cedar Lane. This is north of Rte 32 and south of Broken Land Parkway just west of Rte 29.