Sushi (alt.food.sushi) For talking sushi. (Sashimi, wasabi, miso soup, and other elements of the sushi experience are valid topics.) Sushi is a broad topic; discussions range from preparation to methods of eating to favorite kinds to good restaurants.

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Old 31-10-2005, 06:57 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of sushi prepared at a
buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a decent one exists.

Anyone have any such experiences? Names and locations would be great.

My contribution... "Asian Buffet" in Radcliff, Kentucky.

Anytime after four in the afternoon they prepare fresh (and chilled) nigiri
sushi and a varied assortment of rolls (classical American mostly, but
good). Also, they churn out fresh items like clockwork. My only complaint
is that when they are a little slower, I am usually the one who has to take
the plunge and get the slightly less moist fish or slightly dried rice that
encompasses some of the rolls to be able to see any new product be prepared.
However, tell them it looks crappy and they'll be happy to make you fresh
sushi on the spot.

-Lost



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Old 31-10-2005, 07:53 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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-Lost wrote:

Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of sushi prepared at a
buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a decent one exists.


Good and buffet don't usually go together for sushi.. I've found once place
that is ok.. good might be pushing it. http://www.minado.com has robotic
sushi, the rice is rolled into balls by robots and the workers put pieces
of fish on top to make nigiri. Its ok.. if I feel the need to pigout I'd
go there.. but luckily its far enough away that I would rather have quality
over quantity.

They will make handrolls to order..

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Dan
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Old 31-10-2005, 09:25 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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-Lost wrote:

Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of sushi
prepared at a buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a decent one exists.



Since buffet sushi is usually served at a relatively low price, and since
food on a buffet can sit around for a while (and that's not good for sushi),
I would never expect buffet sushi to be top-notch.

On the other hand, it can sometimes be at least acceptable, and it can often
be a decent value.


Anyone have any such experiences? Names and locations would be great.



Since participants here are spread out around the world, names and locations
aren't usually helpful to others.

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My contribution... "Asian Buffet" in Radcliff, Kentucky.

Anytime after four in the afternoon they prepare fresh (and chilled)
nigiri sushi and a varied assortment of rolls (classical American
mostly, but good). Also, they churn out fresh items like clockwork.
My only complaint is that when they are a little slower, I am usually
the one who has to take the plunge and get the slightly less moist
fish or slightly dried rice that encompasses some of the rolls to be
able to see any new product be prepared. However, tell them it looks
crappy and they'll be happy to make you fresh sushi on the spot.

-Lost



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Old 31-10-2005, 10:47 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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Ken wrote on Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:25:58 -0700:

?? Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of
?? sushi prepared at a buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a
?? decent one exists.

KB Since buffet sushi is usually served at a relatively low
KB price, and since food on a buffet can sit around for a
KB while (and that's not good for sushi), I would never expect
KB buffet sushi to be top-notch.

?? My contribution... "Asian Buffet" in Radcliff, Kentucky.
??
?? Anytime after four in the afternoon they prepare fresh
?? (and chilled) nigiri sushi and a varied assortment of

I agree that "excellent" (or even "good") and "buffet" sushi are
usually a contradiction in terms but conveyer belt and boat
sushi can be quite acceptable. The Matuba restaurant in Bethesda
is a case in point tho' for really *interesting* sushi their bar
is much better. The only sushi buffet that I would recommend
around here is that of the Hinode in the Congressional shopping
center in Rockville. The place is very popular and the high
turnover seems to result in decent quality.

A number of Chinese buffets also serve sushi but, even if the
chef is quite skilled, the quality of the raw materials seems
so-so.

James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland..

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James Silverton wrote:

Ken wrote on Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:25:58 -0700:

Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of
sushi prepared at a buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a
decent one exists.


Since buffet sushi is usually served at a relatively low
price, and since food on a buffet can sit around for a
while (and that's not good for sushi), I would never expect
buffet sushi to be top-notch.



I agree that "excellent" (or even "good") and "buffet" sushi are
usually a contradiction in terms but conveyer belt and boat
sushi can be quite acceptable.



Sure. No argument from me. In fact I said much the same thing in my next
sentence, which you snipped: "On the other hand, it can sometimes be at
least acceptable, and it can often be a decent value."

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The Matuba restaurant in Bethesda
is a case in point tho' for really *interesting* sushi their bar
is much better. The only sushi buffet that I would recommend
around here is that of the Hinode in the Congressional shopping
center in Rockville. The place is very popular and the high
turnover seems to result in decent quality.

A number of Chinese buffets also serve sushi but, even if the
chef is quite skilled, the quality of the raw materials seems
so-so.

James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland..





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Old 01-11-2005, 05:51 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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-Lost wrote:
Is there such a thing? I know the general concensus of sushi prepared at a
buffet-style restaraunt, but surely a decent one exists.



The term "Sushi buffet" reminds me of a great book title I recall from
my younger days: "Military Justice is to Justice as Military Music is to
Music." ... as buffet sushi is to sushi, Especially if the words "all
you can eat" or "half price" are anywhere nearby.
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:28 PM posted to alt.food.sushi
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Here in Toronto there are many "all you can order and eat" sushi, so
you get the pigging-out of Buffet style dining without having sushi
that's been sitting around. Usually the choices are severely limited
though, especially for nigiri.

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I was impressed with the quality at the new Huntington Beach, CA Todai
(not to be confused with the old and fake "HB Todai" a mile or two
south - whatever that's all about!). Perhaps they were on their best
behavior being new, plus being in a heavily Asian-populated region...



ww

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I wuz just at a giant sushi buffet by San Diego, CA, a Todai clone,
Onami. very popular, crowded. OK, I'll be honest - the fish isn't
prime quality (OK, it kinda sucked!) - but here's my question: People
never seem to get sick from their raw fish, even from eating huge
quantities of it - and their chefs certainly don't appear to be highly
certified from Japan - in fact they seem to be Mexican. So how do they
keep their raw fish safe, parasite-free?

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I wuz just at a giant sushi buffet by San Diego, CA, a Todai clone,
Onami. very popular, crowded. OK, I'll be honest - the fish isn't
prime quality (OK, it kinda sucked!) - but here's my question: People
never seem to get sick from their raw fish, even from eating huge
quantities of it - and their chefs certainly don't appear to be highly
certified from Japan - in fact they seem to be Mexican. So how do they

keep the enormous quantity of raw fish that they serve safe,
parasite-free?



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Few years ago I went to similar ones in Richmond, BC. Excellent cheap
eats.

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Todai here in Houston is fabulous. Although I do try to get there when it
first opens for the day. It opens @ 11:30am and I've made the mistake of
going @ 3pm for a late lunch. By that time it is slim pickens and not the
fresh anymore. -Oscar

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NeedforSwede2 wrote:

In article ,
in says...

Since participants here are spread out around the world, names and
locations aren't usually helpful to others.

As long as it is a full global location (including town and country),
then it might be very useful.



You're responding to a message written on October 31? It's over a month
old.


How often have you travelled and wished you knew where to get good
sushi locally?



Almost never, unless I'm traveling in Japan. As much as I like sushi, I
prefer to eat the local specialties wherever I am.

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Oscar Garcia wrote:
Todai here in Houston is fabulous. Although I do try to get there when it
first opens for the day. It opens @ 11:30am and I've made the mistake of
going @ 3pm for a late lunch. By that time it is slim pickens and not the
fresh anymore. -Oscar





I'm a Todai fan too, and I've heard that the Houston place is one of
their best. I haven't been to that one yet though. I was just in
California again and I was at my favorite Todai, in Westminster in
Orange County. A couple of days later I stopped by one of the Todai
offshoots, a big Onami in San Diego. I didn't like the Onami at all. -
in fact my stomach hasn't felt that great since I was there. There are
also Todai offshoots scattered around California calling themselves
Todai-somethingorother, and it's not particularly easy telling them
from the real thing. I find all the Todai offshoots much inferior.
- ww



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