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Cho Cho San in Montgomeryville

gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 07:58 AM

I went to Cho Cho San for the first time in awhile with my boss the other day, and it was great as usual, but has anyone ever gone to the Sunday all you can eat deal? How does it work? Do they have certain rolls that you can choose from, or is it whichever ones you want to order? I wanted to get an opinion from someone who has been to it, before I invite some friends, since it's kind of a long drive for them.

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    givemecarbs RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 08:54 AM

    I forgot that place existed. John took me there quite awhile ago. What did your party order?

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      gjd131 RE: givemecarbs Jan 15, 2009 10:10 AM

      I tried the Sunshine roll, it was a tempura shrimp roll with spicy tuna sitting on top of it. It was really different, espcially with the warm shrimp going with the rest of the cold ingredients, I would get that one again. My boss got the sashimi lunch special, which is a little plain for me, but that's his favorite. We both got the miso soup, and he got the house salad, which has a ginger dressing on it.

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        givemecarbs RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 10:28 AM

        Yum. I'll have to hit that place soon again. I'm worried about the good little joints folding in this economy, they are kind of tucked away in that little strip shopping center.

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          jujuthomas RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 10:53 AM

          i love a roll that has warm and cold elements in it! our favorite place has a HUGE volcano roll filled with salmon and avocado - the whole thing is rolled in tempura and fried, then spicy tuna is put on each slice. my best friend and I always split it. the avo gets very creamy and the combination of warm/cold, creamy, spicy, crunchy is great.

          In response to the original post - I've never been for their all you can eat. ChoCho is a little out of the way for us for dinner, but I will have to keep it in mind. I worry also about the smaller restos, gotta support the local economy, right?!?

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            gjd131 RE: jujuthomas Jan 15, 2009 04:02 PM

            That sounds awesome, where do you get it? I agree about supporting the local places, it's bad enough up here in central Bucks/Montco as it is, I would hate to have to choose between Friday's or Applebees every time we went out. Luckily, Cho Cho was the busiest I've ever seen. Every other time, we were either the only ones there or there was maybe one other table. This time, about 3/4 of the tables were filled, and this was lunch on Wednesday. Crabby Larry's is another favorite of mine around here that always seems kind of empty, but I hope they are doing ok.

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              givemecarbs RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 05:08 PM

              Tell us about Crabby Larry/s gid131, please. I've never been.

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                gjd131 RE: givemecarbs Jan 15, 2009 06:25 PM

                It's a small family owned seafood place on 202 in Chalfont. Their website has their menu and address: http://www.crabbylarrys.com/. They have a great selection of your standard seafood dishes, but all done well. Some highlights are the drunken mussels, the crab cakes and the stuffed flounder. The real plus is that the owner has been brewing his own beer there for a few years, and he always has a solid selection of seasonal brews. You don't hear much about it compared to the big brewpubs, but his stuff would compare favorably to anything you would get at Iron Hill.

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                  givemecarbs RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 11:37 PM

                  Thanks gjd! I always walk right past that place to the skyline lounge but I'll try it now that you have recommended it.

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                    gjd131 RE: gjd131 Jan 16, 2009 06:26 AM

                    I didn't notice this thing that adds the link to the resturant automatically...

                    Crabby Larry's Brewpub Steak & Crab House
                    237 W Butler Ave, Chalfont, PA 18914

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                  jujuthomas RE: gjd131 Jan 16, 2009 05:51 AM

                  That volcano roll is at East Cuisine in Ambler, on Butler pike. It's called the Bob's Lover (volcano) roll. I also really like their philadelphia eagles roll, which is a spicy tuna roll wrapped with avocado, topped with tobiko and drizzled with eel sauce. OMG. might have to go tonight! haha.
                  when I picked up our carry out I asked Ray the owner how business is lately , he said a little down but can't complain.

                  East Cuisine
                  851 W Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002

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                    givemecarbs RE: jujuthomas Jan 19, 2009 09:08 PM

                    Doh That place is good and convenient. I'll have to hit there this week. How is the Italian place in the same shopping center juju?

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                      jujuthomas RE: givemecarbs Jan 20, 2009 04:23 AM

                      that Italian place is called Michaels. It has never thrilled me - I believe I got gnocchi once from there that were inedible. I did order from them a lot when I was homebound with a broken ankle and needed delivery - not many restos deliver in this area. They were very nice about giving me time to get to the door! :) They always seem busy - maybe it's the pizza - which I have never had.

          2. Den RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 10:48 AM

            Where is it?

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              jujuthomas RE: Den Jan 15, 2009 10:57 AM

              their address is 981 N Wales Road Montgomeryville, PA 18936 (215) 855-1681.

              Cho Cho San Sushi Bar
              981 N Wales Rd # 3, North Wales, PA

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              DobieGillis© RE: gjd131 Jan 15, 2009 11:16 AM

              I love Cho Cho San...there Tuna sandwich is awesome! I don't mean a real tuna sandwich. It's Tuna Tar Tar, I think, cut into sandwuch sized shapes, awesome!!!!! My fav, bar none.

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                crazyspice RE: DobieGillis© Jan 15, 2009 11:29 AM

                That sound divine! I can't resist a good tuna tartare!

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                  DobieGillis© RE: crazyspice Jan 16, 2009 08:29 AM

                  and I can't spell Tartare! They also have a version in Salmon and fatty white tuna...

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                    crazyspice RE: DobieGillis© Jan 16, 2009 08:31 AM

                    No harm, no foul. I was just thrilled to hear about it!

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                sindeegirl RE: gjd131 Jan 19, 2009 01:17 PM

                You guessed correctly. There is a special menu for the all you can eat deal. The selection is quite good, though, and I have always been pleased. I did take one friend there, however, who insisted they used too much rice on all you can eat night.

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                  DobieGillis© RE: sindeegirl Jan 19, 2009 01:20 PM

                  sounds awesome. Do you get any rolls?

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                    sindeegirl RE: DobieGillis© Jan 19, 2009 01:31 PM

                    Yes, there are several rolls on the special menu. I don't recall which ones. More of the basic rolls, not much in the way of the fancy stuff.

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                      DobieGillis© RE: sindeegirl Jan 19, 2009 03:33 PM

                      sashimi I assume? Tuna, Salmon etc.? I could eat that all day...

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                        gjd131 RE: DobieGillis© Jan 20, 2009 06:31 PM

                        Thanks for letting us know, I'll have to get over there one of these Sundays and give it a try. I'll try to write down the special menu and post it here if I go.

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