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“Good place to introduce kids, newbies to sushi”
Review of Sushi Train

Sushi Train
Ranked #208 of 1,318 Restaurants in Tulsa
Cuisines: Japanese
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good place to introduce kids, newbies to sushi”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sushi is average and edible, but let's face it...one doesn't go to a joint called "Sushi Train" and expect the freshest, choicest sushi known to T-town. So do a reality check on yourself before making the drive out and you'll probably have a decent time...like we did.

My kids eat sushi rolls (no raw) and have been all over the country (yes, country) dining out, so getting them to any kind of "theme-y" restaurant is always a treat.

They enjoyed the novelty, the busy atmosphere, the noise, sights and sounds of a hustling, bustling restaurant. This isn't a quiet, intimate dining experience. Again, reality check.

You need to watch for "eyes are bigger than stomach" syndrome which tends to accompany "moving buffet" (ie. dim sum) type eateries. Also the "that looked better on the train" syndrome is common here as well.

Price was what we'd expect for a family of four. Crowds were huge on a Friday night, but we were seated in less than 10 minutes...very respectable for a family of four.

We even bought the girls some of their very cute, manga inspired teeshirts.

As with any theme restaurant, go for the aesthetics and experience, eat the familiar and you'll be relatively safe.

  • Visited December 2012
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Muskogee, OK
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“Food was tasty, service horrid”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The atmosphere is drab and looks cheap, but the train is a cute idea. It circles on a long oval track around the restaurant and was constantly loaded with sushi rolls, pot stickers, crab cakes, skewers.... sitting near the train, you take what you want, and the price is based on the color of the plate.

The food was tasty, but there was an abundance of fried food, and inadequate warning of spicy food. People interested in healthy dining will have a hard time here.

The service, however, was horrible. I was extremely frustrated with both the hostess and our waitress.

  • Visited March 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Overhyped and run down.”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for cheap sushi that tastes about like it is priced then this is your place. The idea is good but that's about all that is good about the place. If you sit at the bar don't anticipate eating anything but what is on the train. It's practically impossible to get any service from wait staff while sitting there. The sushi rolls tasted bland. The egg (drop) soup was the worst I've had....even comparing it too Chinese buffets. The building and decor is run down and in poor shape. About the only positive is that the sushi is relatively cheap. I would not recommend this location at all.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Better Than Expected!!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Okay... So, we avoided going to Sushi Train for some time. Tried it first as delivery and it wasn't bad. Not it's not as good as "In the Raw", but it is pretty good and WAY less expensive! So what is really nice is that the chefs are in the center of the restaurant and are constantly making sushi. It's a really busy place, so food is not just sitting there. Plus, the sushi and other stuff (like Kabobs) continuously circles on a train and the chefs will pretty much make you ANYTHING you want. If there is a particular type of sushi, or if you need a recommendation, or if there is a special... You got it! The soups are very good and it's not as formal as some of the other places.

But best of all, it's a fraction of the price of some of the nicer places. And... It's good...!

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“Interesting place”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Looks like an old Ihop or something. Sushi chefs in middle of a elongated island with counter seats all around it. Also have table and chairs but counter is where the action is. This is a model train with flat cars that circles the chefs in front of the counter sitters. The different food items are placed on plates covered with plastic lids and put on the train. You just take what you want off the train. Each plate is color coded so you know how much it is. Plates range from 3.55 down to 1.75. Also, you can order rolls off the menu which are the normal things....dynamite roll, rainbow roll, etc. They have some of their own creations also, which seem to lean toward normal things but kicked up with the additions of jalepeno pepper slices. The food on the train are basically half rolls. Is it the best sushi. No, but it is above average and decently priced. Place is very popular with the locals. There was a waiting line when we left around 7 pm. I would eat here again. It is a quaint atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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