[Waiter]: Excuse me. [Arthur Spooner]: Yes? [Waiter]: Are you also having the buffet, sir? [Arthur]: How DARE you make such an accusation?! I fought for this country!
[Doug]: Yes, we have been sharing. Here’s $20 for two buffets, keep the change.
I’m no sushi expert. But even I know that what you’re getting at Sushi Junai isn’t the best sushi. It’s a $30/person all you can eat where everything is made to order. From appetizers to rolls, nigiri to dessert, there’s a vast array of choices here that may overwhelm the first timer. It’s a lot to process, so unless you’re a competitive eater, I highly suggest that you walk in with a strategy. This guide isn’t meant to help you maximize value – it won’t give you a sense that you’ve beaten the system. Instead, it’s meant to give you the most enjoyable experience.
Bring friends. Here’s why:
- You were afraid to order something initially, but saw that your friend’s order looks amazing. Now you can order the same, share theirs, or outright steal it from them.
- You got something you thought you’d like, but ended up hating it. Just pass it down to someone who does like it.
Keep track of what you order. But don’t tally it until the end:
SJ writes all their prices on the menu for customers who choose not to do the all you can eat.
When I went my first time, our hypothetical bill for three people was $300+. Yes, this is certainly not reflective of the real world value of what you just ate, but it’s fun, and it will still give you a sense of accomplishment.
Order what you want while keeping the following in mind:
- Try to avoid getting too many “rolls.” If you get even one, you are committing a lot of real estate to eating the same type of sushi. Why do that to yourself? I recommend picking one roll that you think sounds really good only if at least one of your friends will split it with you.
- The same rule applies for their ramen, udon, and fried rice dishes. Just be careful about over committing.
- You MUST order the following:
- Honorable mention
- Don’t feel pressured to order 20 things at once, but try to also avoid ordering only 1-2. The restaurant can get pretty hectic, and some dishes take longer than others to come out, so I recommend getting at least 3-5 dishes every time your waiter swings by.
Reorder the things you loved.
And that’s pretty much it! I hope this guide will actually help you plan out your first (or next) trip to Sushi Junai and make it an enjoyable experience.
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