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So if you’re a fan of sushi or a resident of London, you’ve probably heard that there is a new sushi place that just opened up on Oxford street west of Wonderland road, right next to the Porsche dealership, called 168 Sushi Asian Buffet. Being a fan of both sushi and eating copious amounts of food for a low prices, I decided I would check it out sooner than later. That being said, I was invited on a lunch escapade to said sushi restaurant on Saturday with my friends, and decided that I would do my weekly post a few days later.
For those of you who are looking for an in depth explanation of the sushi, flavours, varieties, etc., just exit the page now, because in all honesty, although I like to consider myself a food connoisseur (I’m not really all that good), sushi is not my element. I know the basics; I can tell good sushi from bad sushi, and I can tell a good deal from a bad deal. This place has good sushi for a good deal, so if you’re frugal (like myself), I recommend you check it out.
For a place that used to be a Blockbuster, they have done major rennovations. The interior is pretty inviting and fairly futuristic by my standards. It doesn’t feel like a place that would ever exist in London, which is a good thing. It was pretty busy when we arrived and we had to wait for a table that could seat all 8 of us, but that’s no big deal.
As I said, good sushi for a good deal. This does not mean “best sushi for a steal.” There is a difference. You get what you pay for, and a bit more because of the sheer size of the menu. The price is extremely fair, $13.95 (+HST) for lunch. Awesome, just under $20 with tip for a ton of food. The lunch menu was actually huge. Not only could you get over 15 different rolls, you could order appetizers, soups and salads, pad thai, Korean BBQ, and some other classic Asian recipes. Plus, the menu is an iPad. I can’t stress this enough, a fucking iPad (There are no games, Peter and I tried). With the menu being on an iPad you have full range over what you order, no more blaming the server for forgetting your second red dragon roll, and then when you’re done ordering, it sends automatically to the kitchen. Rational and efficient!
The food is good. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not the biggest sushi dude, but I know when something tastes terrible, and this sushi did not. Being all you can eat, I didn’t try everything, so it’s fairly hard to say whether the food is good, or bad because there are obviously things I like and dislike, but regardless I have compiled a list of things you must try when you go.
- BBQ Sushi Roll
- Dynamite Roll
- Cream Cheese Dumplings
- Spicy Crispy Roll
- Bacon Wrapped Crab (pictured below)
- Banana Tempura (get with Vanilla ice cream)
- General Tao Chicken
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