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Dec 14, 2006 06:18 AM

Good all-you-can-eat sushi places in Phoenix AZ???

Im looking for a good all you can eat sushi bar in Phoenix AZ. I used to live in tucson and found that Sushi Garden has great sushi and all you can eat for $19.95. So if anyone is in that area, I highly recommend it. I just cant seem to find a place that has good food and good prices up in Phoenix. Please help!

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  1. Hmmm, it's hard to know what your standards are for good all-you-can-eat sushi, but I frequent Sushi 101 on University and Rural (the same complex as the Tempe Improv) for casual, decent and affordable weeknight sushi. Nothing mind-blowing, but consistent and decent and they are so busy that the fish turnover seems very good.

    They do have an all-you-can-eat option, which I never do because I can't eat that much and you can only order select sushi items, but from the feedback I hear from other people at the restaurant, it is apparently good.

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    1. re: HomeCookKirsten

      thanks for the reply. Ill check it out sometime when Im on that side of town. Most of the time im up in North Phoenix so its hard to find my way out there. Thank you.

    2. Neither is only sushi, but I certainly can get my fill at either venue.

      Hong-Kong Buffet Ahwatukee

      Pacific Seafood Buffet Chandler

      Pacific always has a handful of 'stand-bys' in the rolled sushi genre, as well as some handrolls and several types of sashimi. It's always fresh, and done in small batches, even tempura rolls. It's my understanding they will make whatever you want if you ask them, for tips of course.

      HK has dozens of rolls to choose from on a menu, and they are only prepared to-order, for tips. Nothing is pre-done for you to walk-up and take to your table at your leisure. If you like to experiement, or like the more creative rolls, that's the best choice. Very little sashimi the couple of times I've been.

      1. There is Moto (Phoenix; 16th St/ Glendale Ave), which has a good all-you-can-eat sushi menu on Saturday afternoons--

        And, there's also Sushi Q which I've yet to visit, but have heard a few decent things about. I know they also offer endless sushi. It's at the SE corner 19th Ave/ Dunlap (couldn't find website?).

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        1. re: Grey

          I usually eat at sushi q on dunlap.. Its actually pretty good sushi. I was just wondering if there was something I was missing. Ill try moto next time and see how they are. Thanks man. You should definitely hit up sushi q though...its pretty good

          1. re: circuitvid

            Hey circuitvid so sushi q does serve all you can eat sushi? Oh also do you happen to know where I can get some Char Siu Bao near where i live? I live on 19th ave. and butler, its the street next to dunlap. I'd really would appreciate the help. Thanks

            1. re: beto

              You can find chinese Bar-B-Q pork buns (Char Siu Bao) at Asahi Bakery. It you go there on Saturday or Sunday they also have Bar-B-Q pork buns western style (bake instead of steam). The address is 6056 N 16th St. It is on 16th St. Just Norht of BethanyHome on the west side.

          2. re: Grey

            I tried Moto a few weeks ago. They have a somewhat limited selection for the all you can eat. The tootsie roll was good, mostly because it was freshly made. I found out the hard way that the california rolls are made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Nothing like nasty cold mushy avocado and cold hard rice to ruin your mood. I'm not sure if I'd go back or not. They had some good sounding rolls, but of course, they aren't available.

          3. There's a new Asian seafood/sushhi buffet in the little plaza next to/just north of LeeLee's....Anyone been yet? The boba tea shop is a stitch, with multiple boba variations - plus snacks! Anyone for squid balls? (and the salt-and-pepper-shrimp holds some promise)

            1. I definitely feel your pain! I am in phoenix doing an internship for the summer and I couldn't seem to find any good all you can eat places like in Tucson (by the way, I would recommend Sushi Hama on Oracle if you ever go back to Tucson). The only places here seemed to be pre-made sushi at buffets. The other day, though, I saw an ad in the newspaper advertising 19.95 all you can eat at the Takamatsu in Chandler (Elliot Rd. and Arizona Ave.). I went, and I am pleased to say I have found my new sushi home! The nigiri pieces were really big and good quality, as were the rolls. There weren't too many restrictions on what you could order, either, which I appreciated. I am so happy that I stumbled on this place, and I'm glad I can pass the info along to another Tucson ex-pat sushi lover! I believe Takamatsu has another location on Dunlap Ave. if that is closer to you, but I don't know if they have the same all you can eat offer. Hope this helps!

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              1. re: allison325

                I've never been, but a waitress at one of the Thai places I go to said that SushiTV in Gilbert has all-you-can-eat on Tuesdays. I've never been, but she said it's good.
                I just found a site with their schedule, and Sundays 5-8 is also all-you-can-eat.

                1. re: Firenza00

                  I believe that's the place on Gilbert/Gualalupe? Ridiculous amount of tv's in there, can't speak on the sushi since I haven't eaten. BTW, the Thai place across the street (next to Bally's Total Fitness) Siam Orchid is quite good.

                  1. re: azhotdish

                    Yup, that's the place. As the waitress was describing it's location, I realized we drove by it to get to The Farmhouse or Joe's. :)

                    1. re: Firenza00

                      I think these are the ones mentioned

                      Sushi TV Bar
                      848 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

                      Siam Orchid
                      50 E Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

                      1. re: bluecat

                        There used to be a nice big Todai in Scottsdale but it's gone...

                        1. re: werewolf

                          I believe it was actually at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. From what I've heard, its departure was no great loss.

                          1. re: silverbear

                            I miss it. It was in a bad location. They should open a new one on South Dobson or the Chinese Cultural Center. They'd do good business in those places.