I went to Misaki Buffet, on Saw Mill Run blvd, just before Christmas because we had a coupon and because we had a jones for some Chinese buffet and Sushi/Sashimi. The restaurant itself is very large, apparently once an Italian restaurant, and even had a roaring fireplace. How many times do you see that in a Chinese Buffet? The décor was kind of Rome meets Shanghai with Rome sort of winning the style battle.
The food was very average with the various entrees a little too cold, even though they were in the steam table. The miso soup had no tofu and you had to add dried seaweed. One thing to remember, dried seaweed goes a very very long way, I added two teaspoons of seaweed to my soup and it soon became a giant bowl of solid seaweed threatening to crawl out of the bowl. Lesson learned, dried seaweed grows 10fold when you add moisture.
The Sushi and Sashimi was strange, tasted like it was made by outer space aliens trying to replicate our food but not quite getting it right. I did not find anything approaching good and most was barely edible.
The Shrimp and Veggie tempura was good but was also a little to cold to breed a lot of confidence. Tempura is not a dish "best served cold".
I would not recommend Misaki, it is only OK at best.
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