17012 Palm Pointe Drive, Tampa, FL 33647
Features: Children's menu
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: New Tampa
A new kind of all-you-can-eat concept has rolled into Tampa Bay. No sneeze guards, no customers popping up and down to the buffet, and no food languishing into dangerous decrepitude. The idea is endless sushi, hibachi and traditional Chinese dishes, ordered serially or in an ambitious flurry. You are seated, a waiter takes your order and brings food and beverages, then takes your order again and brings more. It's all fresh and made to order, and if you are blessed with a big appetite, you can keep that server scurrying. The previously utilitarian box of a restaurant was given a fairly glamorous overhaul, with 14-person hibachi tables at the back (reservation required on those), a central exhibition sushi bar, and the rest of the room given over to sleek unclothed tables and black cushioned chairs. Gleaming stainless hoods keep the smoke level to a minimum, and planters of frilly bamboo warm up the space.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun.
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