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“Fresh sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shinju Japanese Buffet

Shinju Japanese Buffet
7875 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL
(561) 488-4040
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Ranked #54 of 655 restaurants in Boca Raton
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Fresh sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great sushi buffet place, there's so many different types of food to choose from! They have really fresh sashimi. You must get there by 6 pm, otherwise you will have wait at least an hour.

Visited March 2013
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herbyale@yahoo.com
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“fine boca japanese buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Have dined in the Shinju Japanese buffet 5 or 6 times. The food on the buffet is of excellent quality, particularly the shellfish. On weekends, oysters and clams are available--and they are fresh and delicious. The shrimp and mussels are also very good. The staff keeps bringing out more and keeps them nice and cold on ice. Many, many types of of sushi are available--they are tasty and well prepared. There is hot food too--chinese spare ribs, fried rice, lo mein, chicken, pork and beef in various sauces. There is also a hibachi grill. Desserts are basic and decent--ice cream, fruit. etc. Service is solid as the wait staff does a good job of clearing dishes after each course is eaten. You have to get to Shinju early as it crowds up after 7pm and there are long lines of people waiting to get in the restaurant. Prices are moderate--$2.00 higher on weekends. It is a fine addition to the restaurants in Boca Raton.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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“Great sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Sushi and food were excellent. We arrived a few minutes before 5 on a Sunday and were surprised there were so many cars there already. Within a half hour there was a line to get in.the food was tasty and kept coming. Serving dishes were never empty. Even though it was crowded, there wasn't any problem getting food. There was a large variety of sushi and nice variety of Chinese. There was also a Mongolian grill available. A little something for everyone.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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“Beware of this Japanese Buffet”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Dined at this restaurant on Feb 12, 2013. The sushi on the buffet table appeared dried out and unappealing. In the hot buffet I picked shrimp tempura. When I reached my table and tasted it was horrible and besides was cold. My wife drew this to the attention of the manager. She replied that we were the first person to complain that the items were cold. Additionally she offered to have new items cooked and placed in the buffet area. A few minutes later we went up to the buffet and put hot items on our plate. When I got back to the table the items were hot but horrible tasting. Imagine shrimp tempura that was packed with a flour tasting breading.

I had buttered salmon that was the only item that one could swallow.
The dessert table is just as bad, every one of the pastry items was frozen and horrible tasting.

Beware if you are in the Boca Raton area, cross this restaurant off your list. Its not only a bad restaurant but certainly no bargain in price.

The manager appeared to careless regarding our comments on the quality of the food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We live in the area, and go to this restaurant regularly. Each time, the food is fresh and delicious! The sushi, sashimi, is always fresh. the hot food, is not overcooked, and always tasty. Deserts are simple, but hit the spot. Price is good, Food is is scrumptious, make time and eat here. It is a busy place, might have a few minutes wait - but it is quick to sit down.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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