Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet to open at Westgate Market in September

WICHITA — A new restaurant is going to replace two retail spaces at Westgate Market near Kellogg and Dugan.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet is taking 12,000 square feet where Payless ShoeSource and Fashion Bug used to be.

“It’s sort of a hybrid between sushi, Japanese Steakhouse and Chinese buffet,” says Sheryl Vickers of Kansas City, Mo.-based Copaken Brooks.

Vickers represented the restaurant in the deal.

Doug Malone of J.P. Weigand & Sons represented New York-based landlord Kimco Realty.

Hibachi Grill manager Michelle Guo says the restaurant will have about 10 bars with various offerings, such as sushi, Chinese food, desserts and homemade breads.

For the grill, Guo says diners can pick what they’d like cooked along with sauces they’d like to accompany their dishes.

“It’s really a tasteful presentation,” Vickers says. “It feels fairly high end.”

Guo says that “it’s not like you just walk into the same old Chinese restaurant.”

She believes it will be the largest buffet of any kind in Wichita. Guo thinks Westgate is an ideal place to locate because “it’s good to attract the customer after they’re done shopping.”

Look for the restaurant to open in September.