Hibachi Chicken To Go

By May 1, 2004 ruling at life

I was craving Japanese food, so, at 6:53 p.m., I called Oyama and splurged on the Hibachi Chicken for take-out ($17.50). It was definitely sweater-and-shorts weather this evening — my favorite kind (if you remember) — so after I picked up my dinner and a bottle of water, I headed over to the Shark River where I had my choice of empty picnic tables. I settled down at the one facing west and spread out my three-course Japanese feast. Then I kicked off my flip-flops, whipped out my chopsticks, and dug in.

There are a few excellent aspects of ordering your Hibachi Chicken to go. First of all, you can eat your salad and your miso soup at the same time. Second, you don’t have to deal with the bad-joke-cracking, eggshell-tossing Japanese man prancing about behind the grill attempting to be entertaining, and third, if you’re alone, no one can make fun of you for tossing all your mushrooms into your empty salad container. Really, the only setback is that you get white rice rather than fried.

What a great dinner. It was definitely worth the 20 bucks. Japanese food all alone by sunset in sweater-and-shorts weather — I was in heaven.

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  • i saw you and rich running past my store today, but by the time i went out to say hi, you were kinda far down the boardwalk and it was cold so i didn’t feel like chasing you down the boardwalk.
    i heart hibachi greatly. shame about the no-fried-rice part though, that sucks, cause oyama’s does awesome fried rice, with the egg and the scallions and whatnot. i think your brother introduced me to that place originally, actually. it’s good stuff. i’m a fan.

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