Kobu Asian Bistro in Mahopac officially opened its outdoor patio on Thursday, April 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. State Senator Terrence Murphy, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmidt and Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough, along with community leaders joined owner Michael Guo and his wife Amy in celebrating the spring season and the restaurant expansion.

“Seeing a business succeed and have the opportunity to expand is always a great thing,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell.  “Mr. Guo has put so much effort into making Kobu a destination and it has paid off. People travel from all around to enjoy the food and watch the hibachi chefs. Now by sitting on the outdoor patio, patrons can take in the picturesque view of Lake Mahopac as well.”

The patio includes tables and a full-service bar.

Kobu opened in 2012 at 903 South lake Blvd. in Mahopac. It features Chinese, hibachi and sushi cuisine, along with nine hibachi chefs to entertain customers.

“We are very excited to have our patio open to the public and will offer patio seating throughout the spring, summer and fall,” said Guo. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking beautiful Lake Mahopac.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was organized by the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

“Our members give so much back to the community,” said Chamber Executive Director Michael Bucci. “We are happy when we can do things like this for them. It promotes their business as well as the community. It is a win-win situation.”