hey kids...i know some of you purists disdain the "non-authentic", "low rent" japanese restaurants...but hell, they ain't no crime.
sushi place, at 423 queen st. w. (east of spadina), has all-you-can-eat sundays for $18.99. they have a special sunday menu, you order from it, and you can just keep ordering till you're full. it ain't no buffet with the gigantic stainless-steel boxes full of manhandled food sitting under a heat lamp, thank god. the fine print at the bottom of the menu says something like you can't deliberately waste food, or they'll charge you the full a la carte prices. heh-heh, you order it, you gorge on it.
the sushi line-up obviously won't offer anything like uni or saba or toro, but it ain't bad. they have the usual suspects like salmon and kappa-maki, along with the likes of unagi, spicy scallop, and the new-fangled rolls with tempura bits in'em. aside from sushi, they offer appetizer portions of stuff like kara-age (deep fried chicken), tonkatsu (breaded & deep-fried pork cutlet), gyoza, tempura, unagi-bonburi (bbq eel on rice, with a sweetish sauce), yaki-udon, soba, etc. solid, middle-brow japanese food. it's really pretty good.
is this "go crazy with the menu" thing a recent trend, as an alternative to the old and tacky buffets? (...i grew up on town & country and mother tuckers, like most suburban kids). there was a posting a while back about fortune cookie restaurant on king st. w., with a similar concept.
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