I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the St. Charles Japanese Sushi Buffet near the corner of St. Charles and Jackson Ave. the other day. I mourned the passing of KanPai on Canal and Carrolton after it got washed away.I was a regular there. This new place has been a godsend. Excellent, fresh fish cut just before it goes on the platters and an amazing variety of superb rolls will fill you up. The area dedicated to cooked food is also impressive. And their desserts are wonderful The surroundings are pleasant and the wait staff couldn't be more accomodating. I highly recommend this place for sushi on a budget. At $12.99 for lunch, you can't beat it. And it even has free valet parking.