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“Not an authentic japanese restaurant”
Review of Pingusto - CLOSED

Pingusto
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Ames, Iowa
1 review
“Not an authentic japanese restaurant”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Several choice of menu, but none delicious.
Well, not an unforgettable experience....
Sushi was too big. too chewy, vegetables instead were tasty and spicy.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Maryyylee S
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Firenze
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Luxurious decor, excellent food, top value for money.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

A beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet dinner for €20. There is a wide range of Asian cuisine, from dumplings cooked to order, to the sushi belt, to the traditional Chinese buffet selection, all excellent. Something different in a city where Chinese cuisine can often mean greasy, stock-cube flavoured food....this is a welcome change.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank FlorenceFoodie
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Looking for a break from Italian? All you can eat at good prices”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

All you can eat buffets at €10 for lunch and €20 for dinner. The atmosphere and decor are very nice! Love the fresh grill, the buffet of Italian-Japanese fusion is good, the sushi belt pretty basic, and I'm not crazy about the desserts. All things considered its good value for your money. Locals seem to think so too, so a reservation is recommended because it can get busy sometimes. The lunch doesn't have the fresh grill and steamed dumplings, but at half the price may be the better deal

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Thank KristaAllaFiorentina
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Craiova, Dolj, Romania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible food !!!”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

If you love sea-food and asian cuisine then you should visit this restaurant for sure !!! Thanks to the manager for making us a space in the restaurant because you need reservation to eat her. It is very very, and I really mean very good food!!! Try it and you would come her every night of your Firenze stay. Thanks Pingusto for a fantastic night !!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Lucian_Stuparu
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Nyack, New York
1 review
“not bad but not great”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

I had lunch with here and it wasn't the best food but it was cheap and probably why it was so crowded..the service is pretty bad and the wine selection is awful.
The sushi was fresh thought the buffet wasn't exactly the freshest.
Maybe I would go back.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank juliette e
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