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Kyojin Japanese Buffet - CLOSED

12140 Royal Point Drive, Cincinnati, OH
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Cuisines: Sushi
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13 reviews from our community

38% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was not good at all and the price is way too high for that kind of buffet. Will never eat there again!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I love sushi, and this was the closest to the hotel I was staying at. So Kyojin suffers from the same fate as most sushi buffet, they cook everything in advance then put it on the cold shelf. Sushi that is prepared this way usually isnt fresh and is made in a hurry because the chef doesnt care about the... More

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201 reviews 201 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

The service was terrible, the food marginal, and the atmosphere dirty and stanky. The ONLY compliment we could pay is that they do have quite a variety of sushi on the buffet. It wasn't real good, but there was plenty to choose from. Might be good for those that aren't sushi veterans as they do label the sushi as containing... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I have been going to this place for so many years, when they opened it as a sushi grill. It was delicious, the food was amazing, you can't really say anything about the service, because it is buffet, so you serve yourself, but I remember one time their owner's wife was really rude with us, because we didn't leave her... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Kyojin has lots of sushi, which is nice on a buffet. Otherwise, the food is just average. There are hot and cold items with desserts. My daughter loves the place, so I go with her. I would never choose to go on my own. If you like sushi and asian buffets, it is worth a try.

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Grove City, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

My wife and I have been to this buffet multiple times. We are from Columbus and look for reasons to go to Cincinnati just to eat here. The selection od sushi is amazing and the taste is great! They offer raw as well as cooked sushi and it is all great. The hot food on the buffet is great as... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The cost of the buffet is cheaper if you do not take the sushi; otherwise, the buffet reduces to a limited selection of pseudo-Chinese dishes plus salad and desserts.

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Mason, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

The atmosphere in this restaurant is outstanding.This place has not let me down yet in their service.My friends and family think this lace as Phenomenal.The first time I went to Kyojin, I didn't have really high hopes because they took a new idea,Sushi Buffet,I really thought they wouldnt succeed because i have never thought that anyone could do that.Seeing how... More

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cincinnati ohio
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63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

I always thought that a sushi buffet was a bad idea(especially in Cincinnati), and Kyojin confirmed this. The sushi had no flavor and the miso , as well as, the udon soup tasted like hot water. The sashimi was definitely not even close to being up for consideration. So, our fall back plan was to eat the steamed crab legs... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Not really a big fan of buffet. Food was what I expect. Not really that great. Sushi didn't seem that fresh. Probably won't go back.

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