This restaurant is located in a strip mall in a run-down part of the city. This is no tony, up-town sushi joint. The cost for the buffet when we went, 5 p.m. Saturday, was $11 each. That made what we found worth the cost. What was a bit disconcerting was the employee who was lounging at the entrance refusing to do so much as answer our question " do we seat ourselves?" No, she merely pointed to a vacant hostess station. The hostess station was soon populated by an indifferent, gum-smacking lady who ran the basic "how many" at us like she could not have given a hoot if she were an owl.
Once seated a very nice young lady asked our drink order and we were off! There were, I think, 10 steam tables. Two or three were devoted to dessert and salad, while the rest were the most delicious assortment of Chinese-style dishes imaginable! We enjoyed plate after plate of rice and noodles, and fried and glazed this and that. I discovered the sushi bar at the rear and loaded up on beautiful rolls and fish on rice, and pickled ginger and wasabi. I think there was a gallon of wasabi...
The restroom looked as though it had been the victim of a fraternity party, the neighborhood is one step above a war-zone, and the food could not be better.
Depending what you go for and care about, this could be your best or your worst dining experience for the money.
I am bringing a date next time. If the food doesn't endear me to her, she will at least cling to me for protection as we try to exit the area.
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