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Jan 24, 2007 08:18 PM

Sushi Catering for a Wedding

Looking for a quality sushi caterer that will send a chef and sushi bar for my wedding. Already spoke to Innovative Dining ( sushi Roku) and they are a bit on the steep side. Any other recommendations? Wedding is near downtown- Chinatown Area-thanks

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  1. I am curious. How steep was it? How much was Sushi Roku?

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    1. re: eiji

      min 30 per head- plus 250 for the chef- plus 20 percent service charge plus tax- that was for basic sushi- minimum order was 1000

    2. Totally unrelated to your search but I thought I would add that I have never had quality sushi at a wedding, even when I knew the price was high. 1) The volume dictates lots of pre-made sushi which makes top quality impossible. 2) Caterers will never buy top tier fish because most guests will not know or care. 3) Catering conditions (heat, space, light) are sup-par for sushi making. So...either resign yourself to rolls and lower tier products (whatever the caterer is charging) or move to another fish option that works better for catering (raw bar, shellfish tower, etc).

      1. this is so interesting b/c there are still many people who don't eat sushi - what do you put on your invitations for guests to check - cooked/uncooked?

        i think it sounds like a really neat idea and i'd love to do it - but like judiau says - it won't be fresh and some people may be put off by it.

        1. Actually, the 2 weddings I have been to that had a sushi bar only served it during the cocktail hour, so guests that did not like sushi just avoided it. At one wedding, the sushi chef was making it instead of having tons of pre-made stuff, which made for long lines, and actually was still not that great. However, people thought it was the greatest.

          1. It is addition to a large variety of passed Hordevours - so its not just sushi, food will be paced over 4 1/2 hrs- just passed food- only thinking the sushi for the first two hours