Popular Brooklyn Japanese Eatery Opens Long Island City Location
LONG ISLAND CITY — A popular Japanese eatery in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn has expanded to Queens.
Hibino, a nearly 7-year-old restaurant at 333 Henry St. that's drawn positive reviews for its homemade tofu and Japanese tapas, opened a second location earlier this month at 10-70 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, according to its website.
"We think Long Island City is the right place for us," the new site reads. "Our focus remains the same — to be reliable, welcoming restaurant where you can enjoy Kyoto-style obanzai, fresh-made tofu, and new and traditional style sushi, all at reasonable prices."
Obanzai, or homestyle Japanese tapas, rotate and are posted on a "daily special" section of the restaurant's website, and recent "obanzai" dishes have included roasted chicken with garlic butter and mushroom teriyaki sauce and house-made tofu with spiced ground pork in a miso sauce.
The menu also includes several tofu dishes, entrees like a miso-marinated broiled salmon and sushi.
Hibino LIC is currently open for dinner Monday through Saturday, though its website says lunch service and takeout are coming soon. Its liquor license is also pending, according to the site.