The trend out in Southern California today is to have all you can eat sushi, and Todai was touted as one of the best places according to most people I have talked to... how wrong were they?
I did not like Todai at all for the sushi... it was marginal at best, but yes... there was plenty of it.
I would not recommend this if your desire is sushi, however they did have a very large menu other than raw fish, and I actually enjoyed their lobster... which was baked with a cheesy topping.
Todai Restaurant is a buffet restaurant which specializes on seafoods and Japanese sushi. It has a great variety of seafood dishes that you will truly enjoy. If you are a fan of seafoods and sushi, this is one place I recommend you go to and visit.
Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sun 11:30am - 3:00pm
Mon-Thurs 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Sat 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The food at this Japaneese style buffet is very well presented and is excellent. The buffet is divided into 3 sections: A grill, a seafood section and a sushi section. The only problem is that since it all looks and tastes so good and is a buffet, it is very difficult not to over eat.
SORRY I HAVE EATIN IN DOZENS OF JAPENENSE RESTURANTS BUT THIS WAS MY WORST EXPERENCE EVER.. IF YOU LIKE FRESH GOOD TASTING SUSHI DONOT EAT HERE, SAVE YOUR 25 DOLLARS FOR A GOOD MEAL. NOT TASTELESS OVERATED FOOD.
Favorite Dish: WATER AND WATERMELLON SOMETHING THEY COULD NOT RUIN
Todai is one of the best all-you-can-eat restaurants in SD. I really don't know what theme is more appropriate (a japanese-chinese-seafood restaurant) but the food is really good. It has three different buffets: cold, hot and desserts and you can eat all. The sushis are not their strength but the hot food, ah, the hot food. And for dessert try the "Creme Brulee"
Favorite Dish: The lobster and Creme Brulee
Ther are two great competitors in the all you can eat buffet japanese food category. Todai restaurant in Mission Valley and Onami in Mission Valley and North county inland near Escondido at the North County Fair Mall. These places have more variety of sushi and japanese food than anyplace anywhere. Be sure to arrive before 1:30pm for lunch because they close at 2:30pm for dinner preparation. Dinner costs more but includes more varieties of more costly items like lobster. 13.95 lunch 22.95 for dinner...discount coupons sometimes available in free San Diego Reader Magazine or online at same.
Favorite Dish: Too Many!