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Ann Jan 22, 2001 09:35 AM

Hi there,
I am a foreigner who wil visit NYC in March. I am wondering if anyone can tell me about an all you can eat sushi & seafood restaurant.....please. Five years ago I went to a place called Light House on Sata Monica Blvd. in LA. and I never forget. My friend once mentioned about a place in Queens but it could be anywhere else in NYC. Thanks.

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    Erica RE: Ann Jan 22, 2001 10:54 AM

    In general, all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants serve food of a much lesser quality than places with proper menus. Why come all the way to New York to eat inferior sushi while we are blessed with so many fine Japanese restaurants? If I were you, I'd post on the Manhattan board and ask folks for their recommendations for New York's best sushi.

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      George Lynch RE: Erica Jan 22, 2001 12:21 PM

      Couldn't agree more.

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        Ruby RE: George Lynch Jan 22, 2001 01:23 PM

        I've heard that many of the all-you-can-eat sushi places give you very little fish and mostly rice. You have to eat Everything before they bring you more sushi so you'll be filling up on mostly rice. If you leave any rice over and order more sushi, they charge you additionally per piece.

        A few years ago I recall reading an article in the Village Voice where the writer got around this by bringing in his own paper napkins and surreptiously dumping the rice into the napkin and then into a shopping bag before ordering more sushi. Of course, the servers are now "on" to this and watch everybody like a hawk! Not worth it - just go to the good sushi restaurants to begin with and leave happy instead of bloated with rice!

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          Scott RE: Ruby Sep 27, 2001 01:14 AM

          The're all wrong...

          It sounds to me like no one that has replied so far has even TRIED all you can eat sushi. I have and I LOVE the stuff. Depending on how much you eat, all you can eat sushi is usually a fraction of the price you'd normally pay. Unfortunately, I, like you, know of no restaurants in the NYC area. I'll keep my eye out for one. If you do find something, let me know.

          Good luck!!!

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