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Any Sushi buffet or all you can eat in Boston or around?

r_walid Jan 29, 2008 01:29 PM

I'm looking for places in Boston or around it that have a sushi buffet or all you can eat.
Please don't point me out to chinese buffets that serve california rolls on the side. I'm asking about a good japanese sushi place.

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  1. Prav RE: r_walid Jan 29, 2008 02:55 PM

    Have you searched the board?

    Try searching for Minado in Natick.

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      observor RE: Prav Feb 26, 2008 03:13 PM

      Had lunch at Minado today. Well...it is what it is. I guess you can't expect fantastic sushi when it's all you can eat. I was surprised though at the sushi rice, which I always thought to be warm and almost smooth-like in texture...this was cold and almost crumbly. Still, for what it is, it is fine...if you want to shove fish in your mouth without caring too much about its quality...

    2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: r_walid Jan 30, 2008 01:13 PM

      There's a sushi place on Main Street in Waltham, near the town square, that does an all you can eat night, I believe on Wednesdays. I can't tell you if it's any good, because the idea of all you can eat sushi squicks me a bit.

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        bachslunch RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 30, 2008 02:13 PM

        The Waltham place you're thinking of is Sushi Yasu. Did this all-you-can-eat option once about a year ago or so. It was very good if not Oishii Chestnut Hill level good. It's not a buffet, though -- you order what you want, as much as you want, and they bring it to you. Anything you eat is included in the blanket price, but they charge you extra for any pieces left uneaten.

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          tofuavecfa RE: bachslunch Jan 31, 2008 05:30 AM

          do they still do it? do you know how much it is?

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        2ForTheRoad RE: r_walid Jan 30, 2008 02:13 PM

        Minado on Route 9 in Natick is an all you can eat sushi (& related dishes) buffet. Lavish and not cheap. We have eaten there three times, and it was always excellent quality and selection. However, we haven't been back there in the last couple of years.

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          msgcook RE: r_walid Jan 31, 2008 02:59 AM

          Have to 3rd Minado, it is cheap for the amount of food you can eat. I personally can eat close to 30rolls if I want to and for $26 bucks it's not bad. Good variety.

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            observor RE: msgcook Feb 25, 2008 12:08 PM

            Has anyone been to Minado lately and is it still good?

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            TheScribe RE: r_walid Jan 31, 2008 06:37 AM

            You may like Arirang House 162 Mass. Ave. in Boston. It is basically a Korean buffet with lots of other Asian stuff thrown in. Sushi, some Chinese, etc.

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              r_walid RE: TheScribe Feb 14, 2008 12:45 PM

              Are you kidding? This place makes me want to puke when i go in there.
              Their food is HORRIBLE.

              Listen, I've been to many korean restaurants and their food is usually amazing. Unfortunately, Arirang is probably good, but it's not made for humans to consume ( Exagerating of course but you get my point).

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                Prav RE: r_walid Feb 14, 2008 01:19 PM

                Yeah, it's not great.

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                  IowaPride RE: r_walid May 15, 2010 05:40 AM

                  Not much of an exaggeration really.

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                msgcook RE: r_walid Dec 10, 2008 09:21 PM

                You know, I 've never had a bad meal there. I enjoy paying $26 for all the sushi I can possibly eat. I've been to most of the best places in Boston and although they were life altering sushi experiences, I don't need to spend $17 for two rolls of maki everytime I have a craving. It's not as bad as some of the responses have made it out to be. It's clean and sanitary, well organized, and there's never enough sushi made and put out onto the buffet to sit long enough to make anyone sick. Hit it up next time you need to fulfill your craving without killing your wallet. Better yet, go on your birthday with 3 other friends and you eat for free.

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                  joebloe RE: msgcook Dec 11, 2008 10:20 AM

                  I eat at at the Chestnut Hill Oiishi 2-3 times a week and no one even comes close to them so I'd be surprised if the place in Waltham is as good. However, Minado is actually an excellent deal for the price, variety, and quality. Their custom hand rolls during dinner are surprisingly better than the hand rolls at Oiishi. I just ate another $50 worth of sushi at Oiishi last night and reconfirmed that Minado is quite good for $25 bucks.

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                    observor RE: joebloe May 15, 2010 08:48 AM

                    That is a pretty high recommendation...I went to Minado once and I remember the sushi being of distinctly uninteresting quality.

                    Minado Restaurant
                    1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760

                2. BobB RE: r_walid Dec 11, 2008 01:58 PM

                  I'd recommend the chef's selection sushi/sashimi platter at Gari in Coolidge Corner. It may not be all you can eat but it's a big plate of very good, very fresh fish for under $30 ($28 if I remember correctly and they haven't raised the price since I was last there a couple of months ago). You get a plentiful mix of maki rolls, sashimi, nigiri sushi, and a cocktail glass of a ceviche-like marinated fish salad. My wife and I (admittedly not huge eaters) usually get one appetizer apiece and split this platter and we leave stuffed.

                  Alternatively Bluefin in Porter Square has good sushi at very reasonable prices - or at least used to, I haven't been back in a while since I discovered Gari.

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                    grant.cook RE: BobB Dec 11, 2008 03:05 PM

                    Mr. Sushi here in Arlington used to do it on weekdays - like Tues/Wed.. they had some rules - no dumping the rice, you could only order a set # of pieces at a time, etc.

                  2. Frank Enbean RE: r_walid May 15, 2010 11:34 AM

                    7 Nana Steakhouse in Billerica has an all you can eat option every night. Strange name for a restaurant, but I have been 3 times for the all you can eat and have found varying quality, ranging from below average to slightly better than average.


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