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In dim sum and hot pot style, you are given a sheet filled with the all-you-can-eat offerings, and you simply note the number of each you want to eat. You can always order more later, so it’s best not to go too overboard or you might end up paying for it (literally – they charge for what you don’t eat).
There are many items that they don’t serve at lunch, which was quite disappointing. Sashimi, seaweed salad, spicy mussels, BBQ eel – all of these and more are only served during the dinner buffet, and are marked in red on the menu.
Despite the lack of sashimi, however, the sushi we were allowed to order was actually very good. We tried a variety of things, from crabmeat salad, to shrimp tempura, to Pink Lady rolls and tuna sushi. Everything was well presented and delicious; to be honest, my expectations for an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant were much lower. I’ve had some terrible sushi in my time (thinly-sliced sashimi, dry, tasteless maki), but Sushi Garden delivers. And for $15.99 a head for lunch ($24.99 for dinner), it’s a bargain.
My favourites from this restaurant included the tuna sushi (I’m nuts for tuna), the avocado maki, and the spicy white tuna roll (although this wasn’t a favourite for the table).
While Sushi Garden isn’t quite in the same playing field as restaurants such as Mikado and Kyoto, it’s a great little place for reasonably-priced, all-you-can-eat Japanese cuisine that won’t break the bank. Everyone has their own sushi preferences, so try this place out during lunch to see if it suits you first. If so, then go nuts – what’s the point of an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant if you don’t try a little of everything?
10401 Mayfield Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 4C8