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Curious about timing of 1hr all-you-can-eat places [moved from Los Angeles board]

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Curious about timing of 1hr all-you-can-eat places [moved from Los Angeles board]

agarose2000 | Apr 14, 2008 10:42 AM

I was curious how the timing of all-you-can-eat sushi places such as Midori (Sherman Oaks) works. These places seem to have "1 hr" ordering limits, and you have to sometimes finish your serving prior to placing another order.

I do find that when I have dinner with a friend or two, it'll take more than an hour total to enjoy the food. And as much as I enjoy scarfing down large quantities of food, when it comes to sushi, I do like to actually taste what I'm eating! =)

I also recall being to AYCE sushi places in long island NY where there was no time limit, and rolls were hand-made; just waiting for the orders alone took nearly 40 minutes; getting a 2nd large order invariably involved 90+ minutes of total time. Can a sushi chef actually do sushi justice with a packed restaurant with everyone eating huge quantities of food?

Do people find the time limit short at all in these types of places? And is it actually enforced?

Just wondering. I'm only a poor medical resident now, so I unfortunately cannot afford the luxuries of high-end LA sushi!

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