Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Buffet Dismay Minado Sushi
Sushi Buffet........YIKES it sounds wrong. Geographically Minado is only a short shuffle from Blue Fin. Cuisine wise these spots are separated by several light years. This "Buffet Restaurant" in Norristown had me tricked for a few minutes. When we settled in the dining room I was relieved to see the place was thick with Asians. A few minutes later, at the buffet, many of the staff appeared to be Mexican. Back at the table it all came together. Frugal Asians eating 'sushi buffet' assembled by Mexicans. This post could simply have been : Minado Sushi Buffet NO.
Really nothing at all was especially enjoyable. I tried 20 or so different items. Each slice of fish had the same gritty, dipped/treated texture. I would defy anyone to ID their sashimi blindfolded. The rice was clammy, pasty and under-seasoned. The sauces were flat, overly diluted and, seemed to me, assembled from low quality ingredients. There was no sense of a Japanese culinary aesthetic.
Our server was attentive and friendly as were the guys at the buffet.
The price is low but the grub is woe. Don't go.