So I had to try this spot and it actually exceeded my expectations. For a 16.99 lunch it’s actually a decent deal if you can put some food away. It’s about value. If you are a person who will eat a single roll for lunch and be content, this isn’t the place for you. As noted, this isn’t a buffet. You order all you want off a menu, as previously mentioned by joon, and you just pig out. You dont have to order evrything at once and they make it fresh to order. If you’re a slob like me, read on lol
Thai cucumber salad was actually very good. In fact, that was probably one of the best things I had and I am not a salad guy really. I then had a few chicken wings which were nothing special. I think I would just ask them to fry me some up and leave off the “BBQ style” sauce next time…maybe put a side of sauce on the plate.
I then set off to dominate 3 special rolls (top three on the menu going across) and a spicy tuna roll. The spicy tuna was just OK but the one with the jalapeños was pretty tasty.
The shrimp tempura were tasty and eel was decent.
My cousin and I were greeted by the manager and instantly seated. In fact, he took our drink orders. He came around three times to make sure everything was going well. Our server was on point too. Granted it wasn’t that busy, but hopefully they have their service issues fixed. My cousin had some ice water in a minute and they brought him out a plate of lemon wedges after he asked for lemon. With the crazy prices of lemons today, I was surprised to see this.
Overall this is a decent spot if you want to freaking gorge on mediocre/decent food. The decor is actually quite nice, it’s clean, the bathrooms are spotless and brand new, and the tables are spacious and comfortable.
I never got to try the udon, or any soups, and I never got into any terriyaki or other tempura. I’d like to try some other things on the menu, including some lomein. Overall I was surprised. @joonjoon the rice ratio wasn’t off today. It appears this place is actually trying to put out legit food. I think they can probably put more care into prep while it’s lunch time.
Note the tuna roll…not too much rice (if you can see that…)
On the downside, they are really light on the wasabi and ginger. I’m sure you can easily ask for more though. I just ate my cousins ginger.