Last night, the EE, Kriss Reed, David S and I went to the all-you-can-eat West Coast Seafood Buffet. Think of Todai, only better and cheaper.
There was lots to choose from, including sushi, dim sum, salads and fresh fruit, all sorts of Asian seafood preparations and a few non-seafood entrees.
The hot and sour soup really hit the spot for me on such a rainy evening. As Kriss pointed out, it was neither hot enough nor spicy enough, but it was tasty and, interestingly, full of enoki mushrooms.
They were carving roast beef -- tastier and rarer than the usual buffet version. I tried the tuna sashimi and enjoyed it. My favorite was lamb ribs in some Asian-ish glaze -- mmmm. They seemeed always to have a lobster dish available and controlled it by having a server with it; they had a couple different preparations while we were there.
The price was about $16 per person. OK, this is not Asian haute cuisine, but with a bit of judicious care in choosing your meal, well worth the price. Check it out if you're in the area:
West Coast Seafood
1655 S. Azusa Ave (at Colima)
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745