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Todai: Today, Todai... Pot-ay-to, Pot-ah-to
For a meal over $20, this has to rank as a pretty big disappointment. And it sort of confirms in my eyes anyways, that asian food buffet style can't beat regular asian food served...err... non buffet style.
The giant crab legs are good, everything else is just average. It tastes the same as food that you'd find at some $5 a meal place.
Besides the giant crab legs, the only other memorable thing was the crepes. Not a good thing that the desert was more memorablel than the main course.
Favorite Dish: Don't know if all Todai restaurants do this, but the crepes are pretty good. And crab legs are always good...
e.g. Todai Light House: Chinese Buffets
Almost as common as fast food is the Oriental Buffet featuring a wide selection of entrees. Usually $7 for lunch and $9-10 for dinner and weekend lunch. My personal favorite is Todai Light House, 4th & Arizona, Santa Monica and Beach & Warner, Huntington Beach where sushi is on the menu along with the Chinese food.
Favorite Dish: Mussels, stuffed shrimp, sushi, sashimi. The same amount of sushi ordered at a regular sushi bar will set you back $50, so a buffet offering decent sushi is a bargain indeed.
Children start at $12-up. It's about $20 for an adult buffet. Special events can call and make reservations for birthdays, etc..
Favorite Dish: Japanese buffet items - soft shell crab, crawfish, sushi, cold plates, rice, noodles...
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