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“If you crave it, you will find it”

Dao Japanese Buffet
Ranked #12 of 150 Restaurants in Palm Bay
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tallahassee, FL
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you crave it, you will find it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, but it has a nice restaurant feel with plenty of room between tables. The place is also immaculate. They offer an amazing selection of Sushi that is made before your eyes. They also have an hibachi chef who will cook up whatever interesting combination of goodies you select. They offer a few Chinese items just to add to the mix, but these were the only items I found lacking. The hot and sour soup was so-so ... especially in relation to the delicious stir fry. When I travel, veggies seem to be hard to find. The wide selection I found here made my day!

  • Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Bay, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sushi and Japanese that won't break the bank!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has some of the best sushi and Japanese dishes around and it won't break the bank. They will even make something special if you ask. Dinner for two for all you can eat for $35 or under! There is something for everyone even for those who don't like sushi! I've eaten in places where just a meal for 1 person would run $45-$60 and that was just for a small selection. Here you select what you want, as much as you want and can go back as many times as you want. Wonderful food and great people!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank FLaWolf
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Palm Bay, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always something new at the sushi area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is very cool buffet dining restaurant that serves Japanese and Chinese cuisine. They do have a menu but i suspect that most people will go for the buffet. Buffet selections are mostly the same but noticed that their sushi area does change up on serving different rolls. By the way, if you don't see what you want in the sushi area, the chef will gladly make it for you. Conventional sushi, rolls, and hand rolls are available with most type of fish, veggies, and suaces. There is a teppanyaki grill or should I say Mongolian barbecue style cooking area in the back where you can choose from assortment of ingredients for the chef to cook. The rest of the buffet area consists of variety of popular common Japanese/Chinese dishes and Ice cream, cookies, and cake make up the dessert. With several visits under my belt, like any buffet, some dishes were done lot better vs previous visit. I suspect that if you dine at busy time like lunch/dinner hrs, you won't have any problems with dishes sitting too long under the heat lamps. Service is prompt taking the used plates and filling the drinks. They do have some wine choices as well as the standard beer and saki drinks. Great place to eat and hang out. You will never go hungry here. I'll be back!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank smileynish
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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Japanese and Chinese buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had been to many Japanese and Chinese buffet and they either had very limited of sushi or the taste wasn't right.
At this place, when you walk in, the sushi bar is set in the center of the restaurant and it's big. They have Habachi and Chinese buffet on the back.
The sushi are great, you could even ask for what you want and they will custom make it for you, don't forget to tip them so the next time you go there, they will treat you like a VIP.
Chinese foods was ok, they have chopped Lobster on Friday and Sat, and sometimes you have to get in line to get it, I think it's ridicuslous to paying for the price of special and get in line for it, not even seeing a whole lobster and has it. But if you are a sushi eater, it would worth the money. They also have raw oysters.
I would definitely to come back here another time. But not to get in line for lobster.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Always_single
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Ottawa, Canada
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Close to our hotel, affordable, tasty!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Most of all, we liked the large selection of buffet items and the freshness. The proximity to our hotel was an added bonus, as it started to rain heavily while we were at the restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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