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Kibo: Supersized Japanese restaurant

This is Kibo Japanese Grill, the latest New York offering from Stephen Hanson, the private equity-backed restaurateur behind chains like Bill's Bar & Burger, Dos Caminos and Strip House. Will there be more Kibos? Perhaps, if they're smaller. The Gramercy Park spot was half-empty at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Opening a 299-seat venue in post-recession New York may be the ultimate hubris. --Ryan Sutton, Bloomberg News