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Member Reviews (5)
- Sushi 85AmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jan 19, 2014
Best sushi buffet in the Bay Area! 28+1; 30-1; 21+8. 8th 21st bday. Either way you look at it, I turned 29, one more year before the BIG 3-0! What better way to celebrate or cry in anguish, than to spend it with friends. As before, every year, I throw a big birthday bash, and choose a restaurant that appeals to the all the hungry stomachs and taste buds of friends and family.
Every year, dinner is held at ethnic restaurants. In the past, we've had the exotic spices of Moroccan cuisine, the multi-varied tapas of Cuban delights (Cha Cha Cha), the endless-meat array of Brazilian buffet @ Cafe de Brasil, the delicious Azian Fuzion variety at Shanghai 1930, and last year's adventure into Persian kabob heaven at Deezi Cafe. This year, we went dining (or stuffing) ourselves at Sushi 85, the home of the "All You Can Eat Sushi".
This place was awesome!!! On the 3rd of January (my real bday), some buddies and I came here to "test" the place out, to see if it was to our liking. The All-You-Can-Eat-Sushi costs $23/person. For fresh, made-on-the-spot sushi, that's a deal! The sushi menu was HUGE!!! Instead of the typical nigiri sushi, we were able to order over 40+ sushi rolls! After stuffing myself, I knew this was the place to host the party at, where everyone can enjoy all sorts of sushi!
The owner set up 2 table areas for 30 people. When I had spoken to the manager the night before, the deal was that it would be the same $23/person: 1st round would be sushi combinations set up by the manager, and then, for the 2nd round, each person would order one roll, and so forth, till the end of the night. What happened instead was even better.
After seating everyone, James, the manager, presented me with a HUGE bottle of saki as a bday present on the house. With so many people, saki cups quickly ran out, and we used small wine glasses also. YES! I actually took two shots, which is pretty good for me!
Once the toasts were made, it was time to gorge ourselves on sushi. Instead of the aforementioned plan, the owner decided he would just feed us different varieties of sushi throughout the night! For the sushi lover, this meal was heaven!
1st course: plate after plate of nigiri (raw fish sushi of different varieties)
2nd course: tray after tray of sushi rolls: Caterpillar Rolls, Firecracker Roll, Golden Gate Roll, Kamikaze Roll, Godzilla Roll, etc.)
3rd course: nigiri after nigiri of more varieties of fish (including the infamous octopus and salmon caviar)
4th course: super roll after super roll of even more crazy sushi rolls: Philadelphia Roll, Hawaiian Roll, Super CA Roll, UFO Roll, etc.
After gorging ourselves on rice, fish, and other sushi toppings, we decided to go to Hue, a Korean Bar in Santa Clara. One bottle of saki wasn't enough to quench the "thirst" of this party crowd. Hue is an awesome Korean Bar, with excellent yogurt soju.
- Sushi 85Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 09, 2013
I don't know why I waited so long to check out this place. All you can eat sushi for only 25$ is a great deal and the sushi here is really good! They are closing pretty early (around 9:30) so make sure to arrive early if you are choosing the all you can eat option. You can order 3 rolls per person at a time, but you can order multiple times.
- Sushi 85Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8First to ReviewJul 29, 2012
Didn't know it was an all you can eat sushi place when we got there, but took no time deciding that it was a great value! 25 bucks for any roll on the menu is a great deal. They have lots of eclectic rolls and they come out quick, so its a great place to enjoy sushi and good company. Will come here again!
- Sushi 85Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
AYCE Buffet Smuffet!!!
I ate so much. With 2 other people we were only able to go 2.5 rounds of sushi.. none of which contained any of the deep fried sushi. Just thinking about it makes me want to die. We had rolls and nigiri which were all pretty good more or less. I wish they had uni. I like uni. Uni was not on the menu. Though to be fair, I probably would have rated them higher if I didn't numb my palate with all the sushi that was consumed.
Oh, and I tried to eat the seaweed salad roll thingy... let me tell you that I believe it's an acquired taste. One second on my tongue, the next second in my napkin, and the next second the check appeared.