Where: Osechi Japanese Cuisine
Affordability: $15 – $30 per person (buffet)
Interior looks like a lounge more than your typical Japanese restaurants with shoji screens and Japanese art on the walls. It was a nice departure from that tired look to try and pass for an authentic Japanese restaurant. The “washroom” sign was really cute and funny, I thought.
Seaweed Salad and Miso soup. Don’t judge the size from the photos. This is not your typical serving of seaweed salad. It is probably two bites worth if you were sensible. Remember, the place is a buffet; the servings are small so don’t be afraid to order compared to the others in the area.
Sashimi plate. A little disappointed with the freshness of the sashimi. I forgave the “filet-like” cuts but it just didn’t taste fresh. I am usually a fan of white tuna, but wasn’t impressed with this one. The herb salmon was an interesting one, although I doubt an authentic Japanese house will serve such.
They got the Salmon Skin roll wrong. This is one of my faves and I know what this is supposed to taste like. This one was just wrong. I can’t remember the name of the roll with a salmon bits on the top, but that one was just okay. The one with a mango was Gold Dragon Roll…it was interesting.
Generally okay for a buffet. There are others in the area, however so don’t feel that you are limited to Osechi when you are in the area.