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Feb 17, 2011 08:24 PM

Diabetic (Type 2) suing "All-You-Can-Eat" Sushi restaurant because he has to eat the rice and (gasp!) not just the fish?


The outrage is fomenting within me as I type this.

Read the full article here:

This last part pretty much sums it up:


"Perhaps I can help. In my experience, there's no such thing as a diabetic-friendly or not-friendly business.

Just friendly and not-friendly diabetics."



  1. The obvious answer is for Mr. Oh to offer all-you-can-eat sashimi for the bargain price of $1,000.00, and put up a notice that addititional sushi will only be served when all of the original order is eaten. If the customer wants all you can eat sushi, give it to him!

    1. No sashimi for you !!!!

      I've seen signs at AYCE places you have to eat the rice w/ the fish.

      1. Isn't there a difference between AYCE sushi and AYCE sashimi?

        1. I hate the sue 'em first nature of this country, but I think I'm being obtuse this morning. If you pay the agreed upon price, you should be able to do whatever you want with the food. Somebody help me, what am I missing??

          4 Replies
          1. The AYCE sushi place I go to has the message on the menu sheet where you place your order that if you order it, you eat it or else they will charge you extra per uneaten roll. They are making everything to order, so they don't want people over ordering.

            1. re: jackbauer

              Many buffets post signs about not wasting with the threat of being asked to leave if you do.

              Also, sushi is vinegared rice and a topping/filling.

              What Mr Martin (the plaintiff) did is akin to going to an pizza buffet and eat only the cheese topping and throw away the tomato sauce covered pizza crust.

              I agree with the idea of having a sashimi (raw fish) option so he can eat as much "sushi topping" without having to deal with the rice.

              1. re: dave_c

                The rice should have kept Mr. Martin, a diabetic, away. The fact that the rice is sugared should have made him run away. The fact that the last thing a diabetic needs is to eat all he can stand to is another good reason for him not to be there.

                1. re: dave_c

                  -akin to going to an pizza buffet and eat only the cheese topping and throw away the tomato sauce covered pizza crust-

                  if the cheese was WAAAAY more expensive than the crust and sauce!

              2. this is pretty ridiculous. especially since the word "sushi" specifically refers to the rice in the first place! you cant have sushi without sushi rice!

                totally with Oh on this. also agree with caroline. if he wants all you can eat sashimi, sure, give it to him, but make sure he understands that AYCE sashimi=/=AYCE sushi and that difference is reflected in the difference in price