Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

April 15, 2012

Kaizen Hibachi Grill Sushi & Bar opens in renovated Goshen building

GOSHEN — Jay Zheng has been in the restaurant business for most of his young life. Now he’s in the restaurant business in Goshen.

Zheng is the owner of the new Kaizen Hibachi Grill Sushi & Bar. The restaurant is located in the former Pagoda Inn, but the location is the only similarity with the old buffet-style restaurant.

The building was gutted and a contemporary Japanese theme was created. A sushi bar and a martini bar bracket the dinning room. The martini bar soothes customers not only with the many alcohol mixes available, but also the H2O lighting that floats across the glassware. Throughout the restaurant relaxing contemporary music fills the background atmosphere.

But it’s the food that draws in customers.

“Our food is really presentation oriented,” Zheng said. “Every dish comes out a different way. When you look at it, it is almost art.”

Zheng said he is from Chicago and decided to open the restaurant in Goshen because it was a good location and should draw in customers from the greater Michiana area.

“We see a good client base for good Asian food,” he said.

The menu is extensive, with 20 choices of appetizers, including beef rolls, grilled rock shrimp, battered soft shell crab and Japanese beef dumplings.

There are three soups offered and four salads, including a seaweed offering.

There are also noodle dishes, fried rice offerings and tempura (fried) main dishes.

There are also classic Japanese rolls, nigiri and sashimi and speciality rolls offered.

The restaurant is at 2820 Elkhart Road. The phone is 574-533-2568. The restaurant is also listed on Facebook.

Text Only
Breaking News

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes, I have noticed more problem properties
No, I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results