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Aug 17, 2013 11:11 AM

Reviving the Sushi-Go-'Round search: want "Basically edible" and "Very Inexpensive"

I feel like some restaurant posts expire more quickly than others, and the 2006 and 2007 threads MUST be out of date by now.

So, in the greater DC area, what are the current choices for quick and cheap
sushi/ nigiri/ 2-slice rolls,
especially from a conveyor belt?

Old threads:

PS -- comments about potential health hazards and "that's not real sushi, go spend $50 at ____ " will be ignored : )

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  1. There's Wasabi at the Tyson's mall. Haven't tried it but my brother thinks its decent. It's on a conveyer belt :)

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    1. re: Hobbert

      We've been to Wasabi.
      They rarely add the cheaper coloured plates and are supremely put out if you ask for a "custom" plate-- a dish that's advertised but not currently on the conveyor.

      1. re: Mister Big

        Better than the former Matuba in Arlington that's now Maruko? Does Maruko have "rotisserie"?

        1. Bumping back for 2014.

          TeenHound and I went to Matuba in Bethesda. Small, good, cheap. But essentially a day trip.

          Still hunting a NoVA or DC choice.

          1. Does it HAVE TO be sushi on a toy train?

            Hokkaido Buffet, 5900 Leesburg Pike
            Falls Church, VA 22041


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            1. re: wayne keyser


              What I REALLY WANT is the AYCE style that I found in most of China and also Seoul-- we just call them "Japanese Menu Buffet."
              You are seated, peruse the menu, and choose from 3 or 4 price points. Everyone at the table has to select the same price point.
              Then you order 2-3 plates per person. After they are all consumed, you can get 1 at a time, per person.