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Japanese restaurant Hibino opens on Jackson Avenue

Habino LIC (Photo: Dana Frankel)

Hibino LIC (Photo: Dana Frankel)

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,

Habino LIC, before construction.

Hibino LIC, before construction.

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LIC Eater is right – for a short time Lucky Mojo had SPECTACULAR sushi all we have is mediocre.

LIC eater

I went and not so great. The transformation of the space is wonderful. Unfortunately the food falls way short of spectacular. Food for 2 was basically a $100. For that price you can get a really good meal elsewhere. I hope that they up the game quite a few notches. This is basically more of the same sub-par sushi we get subjected to in LIC. Oh Lucky MOJO how we miss you.


Hibino and Mu Ramen. Here’s hoping we have the start of our own Japantown on Jackson Avenue.


Best of luck & Welcome to the neighborhood.
Excited to give it a try once they settle in.


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