FLINT TWP. — New and improved is the word for Osaka Buffet which opened January 15 at G-3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, after several months of interior renovation.
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is set to welcome the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 29.
Frequent diners will recall the location as the former home of Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet, which closed in December 2013, and the long-standing Old Country Buffet, which closed in early 2012 after decades of operation.
Osaka is a totally different venture under different ownership, said Yidi Weng, manager.
“We serve high quality food; everything is fresh,’’ he said.
The menu includes Japanese, Chinese and American foods. Steak, chicken, pork chops calamari and shrimp are offered Hibachi style. There’s also sushi, salmon, crab legs, oysters and much more.
Lunch is $7.99 and dinner is $13.99. Prices reflect the fresh quality of the food, Weng said. A liquor license is pending.
He has 20 employees and still is hiring.
Impressive new decor includes two Foo dog statues flanking the entrance to the restaurant. Private dining rooms still are available.