March 2, 2014 By Christian Murray
A Japanese restaurant opened on Thursday at 10-70 Jackson Avenue– where Los Amigos deli used to be located.
The restaurant, Hibino LIC, is being run by the husband and wife team of Masaur and Shuko Fukuda. The restaurant was expected to open in September but there were several delays.
Hibino LIC is now operating six days per week (Mon-Thurs. 5:30 pm- 10:00 pm, and Friday- Sat. 5:30 pm-10:30 pm). However, the owners have plans to extend these hours.
“Once we get everything in place, we plan to be open for lunch…as well as Sundays,” Shuko Fukuda said. She said that could be in about two months.
“We just opened so we are a little bumpy right now,” Shuko said.
The couple also runs a Japanese restaurant in Cobble Hill called Hibino, which has received many positive reviews by food critics.
Shuko said the Long Island City restaurant offers the same menu as the Cobble Hill location. The main difference between the two restaurants is that the LIC location is smaller.
There are 11 tables and 28 seats at the LIC location. There are no plans for a sidewalk dining,