Sakae Sushi review
We went to Sakae Sushi this past Saturday night. While the experience was fun for the kids the food can be described in one word -- AWFUL and over priced.
After being seated, a uniformed manager explained to the system to us, you can either take the food right of the moving conveyor belt or you can order using the computer at each table or if you prefer, you can verbally.
Having been to this type of restaurant before in here and in London (Yo Sushi), I looked forward to being able to take my plates right off the belt -- The whole point of going to these conveyor belt places is to be able to pick the plates off as they go by -- not having to order from the computer -- but to our disappointment there was almost nothing on the conveyor except one or two dry looking tuna maki and a couple of California rolls -- I am not kidding -- the belt was near empty. We then turned our attentions to the computer screen -- the kids LOVED this although even for a 12 and 14 year old it soon became tiring. After you confirm your choices on the computer they are delivered to your table with lightening speed. Leading me to suspect that nothing is made to order -- and the taste confirmed this suspicion. We ordered several appetizers, the best being a fried shredded veggie plate (1.90), we also ordered the octopus balls (1.90) which were yucky and the dumplings (1.90 for two) which were teeny tiny, tasteless and a rip-off. We ordered several rolls which which were clearly not fresh -- I've gotten better sushi from the cooler at the Food Emporium -- and the combinations were quite odd (a shrimp tempura with a slice of American cheese roll -- yuck). Several of the hot dishes (pumpkin soup, udon) that we order ordered were unavailable also -- a fact we learned after spending time ordering from the computer -- all and all a big waste of time.
In the end they come to count your plates -- this exercise seemed endless -- the manager counted the plates over and over and over, she seemed more confused then we were. Then you take your check to the cashier -- the check for 15 regular plates (1.90) two deluxe rolls (6.90 ea one California and the shrimp cheese roll), three ice creams , two beers, one ice tea and two sodas came to $65 -- I was still hungry but didn't think that it was too much until the cashier came running after us as we were leaving the door to tell us that she didn't ring up the drinks and she needed our credit card again. So, we paid another $29 for the beverages. This was not a $100 dollar meal -- I could have eaten better sushi at a salad bar.
The people who work there are very nice but the place is a loser.