BC Osaka in Merrillville, Ind., is a cavernous restaurant compared to the originals in Joliet and Northlake in Illinois (the Countryside location is closed) and that's just what the owners intended.
If you like all types of Asian cuisine, you're bound to find it at this buffet and teppanyaki (hibachi grill) restaurant. You say you like sushi? Check. Tempura? Check. Stir fry? Check. Crab? Check. And you'll even find American favorites like prime rib, filet mignon and a salad bar. And, yes, desserts aplenty.
Amenities include a large parking lot, a party room accommodating 200, buffet to go by the pound, catering, and a children's menu of five entrees that include soup, vegetables and white rice ranging from $6.99 to $11.99. Beer and wine are served.
The selections are so vast, there's truly something for everyone. Most of it is very, very good. Avoid the crowds by coming early or later after the rush is over. The food is always fresh and replenished constantly. The staff is pleasant, too. Win-win. Call for prices.
2999 E. Lincoln Hwy. Merrillville, IN 46410
Buffet hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays
Hibachi hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. daily