California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is host to the first campus unit of Panda Restaurant Group’s Hibachi-San concept, which specializes in Japanese dishes like teriyaki, tempura, sushi and poke (a fish salad). Panda Restaurant Group, which also owns the Panda Inn and Panda Express concepts, currently operates 19 Hibachi-San locations in 11 states.
Located in the Bronco Student Union, Hibachi-San replaces a previous Asian themed concept. The food court also has Qdoba, Subway, Peets/Freshens and Round Table Pizza stations.
At the Cal Poly unit, the poke and teriyaki bowls are individually assembled in front of the customers using a base of steamed or brown rice, salad or soba noodles and then topped with fresh seafood such as albacore, octopus, salmon, salmon roe, scallops, shrimp, tuna, spicy tuna or yellowtail. The dish is completed with a sauce and additional toppings of the customer’s choice.
Another unusual touch at the station is a tea bar offering a variety of fruit and milk teas. Customers can also add boba to their drinks.
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