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Old 06-12-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I like Rusan's for what it is. It's not a place I'd go for dinner, as there are other places I'd much rather be for a good meal. But the lunch buffet is tasy in it's own right.

I've done the AYCE lunch at Pisce's Sushi...

Pisces Sushi Bar and Lounge

...and like it very much. The food is made as you order it, and there's more nigiri variety than Rusan's. There is also more contrast in temperature; the broiled eel is warm while the rice it is on is cool.
I agree 100%. Pisces is nice if you have a lot of time for lunch, and Rusans is great for a quicker meal. I love them both for what they are. I like that Pisces has the unagi (eel) - I don't think I have ever seen it on Rusan's buffet.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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I agree 100%. Pisces is nice if you have a lot of time for lunch, and Rusans is great for a quicker meal. I love them both for what they are. I like that Pisces has the unagi (eel) - I don't think I have ever seen it on Rusan's buffet.
I make it a point to arrive at opening for most lunch meals. I get my choice of seats, and can take my time. It seldom takes me longer than an hour to eat lunch, and that is completely on my terms.

I've never seen it on Rusan's buffet. Their buffet is typically limited to salmon and tuna, in various forms. I imagine it would get vacuumed up, and it's probably much more expensive than salmon or tuna. Every now and then they'll pepper and sear some steak, slice it thin, and serve it sashimi style by the salad area of the buffet. It's gone almost instantly!

When I started eating sushi, unagi was the first 'exotic" thing I ate. Back then I had the impression that people started with California rolls, then went to the basic nigiri such as tuna and salmon, then progressed to the unagi, octopus, mackerel, spider roll, etc. Then come the exotic rolls with numerous ingredients.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Cuisine Malaya on Elizabeth is pretty good.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ok, went to New Zealand. Prices were good, we had 3 rolls, - one great, one VERY good, one was just good (Discover Roll, H.O.T. Roll, Thousand Island Roll). Only complaints - how many menus do I really need? It was confusing. And, there's a lot of very tasty sauce all over the plate, but not a lot on the rolls. Personal preference, but I like deep-fried and saucy rolls. Haha.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Just read that yet another sushi/fusion Asian restaurant is opening on Piedmont Row. It's called AZN and is scheduled to open around Labor day. That makes 5 sushi restaurants within maybe a square mile.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Yeah, it's pretty subjective, isn't it? For one, I don't think there are any Japanese people at Sushi 101. Definitely not the sushi chefs themselves. They're Hispanic and the servers are mostly Americans. It feels more like a chain than an independently owned old school sushi joint.

I've tried the AYCE at Pisces too. I like that it wasn't from a buffet. Instead, the servers kept checking to see if you wanted more then had it made fresh. The rolls were small, but they were tasty. Very cool-looking restaurant too. I'll have to take your word on the eel. It's the one kind of sushi I cannot bring myself to eat!
All the sushi chefs at sushi 101 go to Japan and complete a 6 week training course. The owners are Asian/American.

Not saying they are the most authentic, but their sushi chefs are trained properly. You don't have to be Japanese to make sushi/nigiri/sashimi etc...I can even do it.

Their Ahi Poke is fantastic!
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:26 PM
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I know nothing about sushi, but I know that a new kiosk for sushi opened in the 7th street public market recently. From what I hear it is pretty good.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Has anyone tried Minoda's on Tyvola? A friend goes there for half price sushi on Fridays and invited me for lunch tomorrow. The nigiri looks a little pricy but everything else seems inline pricewise. Certainly quality is my main concern.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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A huge sushi place opened in Cornelius a couple of week ago. It is called Hibachi Sushi... I haven't tried it yet. I have only looked inside. It is in the same shopping center where Jack's Corner Tap and Big Al's are located. The daytime buffet is around $8.95 and dinner is $17.95 but crab, oysters and sashimi are available. I can't recommend as I don't know but it is a huge place that used to be K&W cafeteria and it looks pretty nice with a two huge buffet bars and what appears to be Mongolian BBQ cooking. Anyone have a comment on this place. I must admit that when I went in the other night to look at the crab, it didn't look real fresh.
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