BANZAI SEAFOOD BUFFET

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The first weekend they were open, my family and I actually went twice because we loved the food. Mind you, when they opened their prices were much higher, about 30.00 per person, and we still went twice. About a month ago we decided to splurge and go back. We were pleasantly suprised to find that the prices went down drastically, however so did the quality and variety of food. When we first went, they had delicious hot dishes such as lobster tail, shrimp stuffed eggplant and a great variety of unique sushi, even jellyfish. When we went back it was basically chicken, rice and very plain sushi. Even the deserts had gone down hill. It's a shame, they had a pretty good concept. Guess it's back to Makkoli's!!!

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The first weekend they were open, my family and I actually went twice because we loved the food. Mind you, when they opened their prices were much higher, about 30.00 per person, and we still went twice. About a month ago we decided to splurge and go back. We were pleasantly suprised to find that the prices went down drastically, however so did the quality and variety of food. When we first went, they had delicious hot dishes such as lobster tail, shrimp stuffed eggplant and a great variety of unique sushi, even jellyfish. When we went back it was basically chicken, rice and very plain sushi. Even the deserts had gone down hill. It's a shame, they had a pretty good concept. Guess it's back to Makkoli's!!!

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Banzai is the lesser version of Makkolis. Strangely enough, they've got a huge amount of space and huge staff who seem to lack duties. Their selection of sushi and sashimi is severely lacking and there is nothing innovative. They high dinner cost comes from the crab legs they serve, which I think is not worth it at all. Their hot food is nothing special--the buffet line is pretty much what you'd get at Grand Buffet or something. Where's all the seafood? They've got a station in the back where to cook food for you. They also have a person manning the ice cream station to scoop ice cream for you...which is kind of awkward. I think this place will topple soon if they don't make adjustments. There doesn't appear to be much business and the food is overpriced.

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Banzai is the lesser version of Makkolis. Strangely enough, they've got a huge amount of space and huge staff who seem to lack duties. Their selection of sushi and sashimi is severely lacking and there is nothing innovative. They high dinner cost comes from the crab legs they serve, which I think is not worth it at all. Their hot food is nothing special--the buffet line is pretty much what you'd get at Grand Buffet or something. Where's all the seafood? They've got a station in the back where to cook food for you. They also have a person manning the ice cream station to scoop ice cream for you...which is kind of awkward. I think this place will topple soon if they don't make adjustments. There doesn't appear to be much business and the food is overpriced.

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"FOOD:
This is a buffet only restaurant which consists of dry sushi, old cold food, hot food, udon, and dessert line.
1. Sushi- 1 1/2 stars out of 5. The rolls were pretty tasty but all looked and tasted the same. Most had avocado, eel, cucumber and a teriyaki type of sauce. It was pretty weak for the price i paid for my famliy but now that I think about it, I probably will not go back.And pass the word around
2. Cold Food- 1.5 stars out of 5. The cold food consisted of mainly different types of salads (e.g. seaweed, caesar, greek, crab, etc.). There were about 10 choices and only 1 was okay. The seaweed salad was ok but very oily. The crab salad was good but could have been better if it was fresher. There was a sesame noodle salad that was bad and tasted old. Don't bother with it.
3. Hot Food- 1/2 star out of 5. OH Lord, SO Nasty!! This place is suppose to be a Japanese restaurant but their hot food selection is more Chinese... bad, greasy, make you regret it Chinese. My friend took one bite of the blacking chicken and spit it out because it was so disgusting. They had fried shrimp and eggplant, chicken & broccoli, crab legs, chicken katsu, lo mein, fried rice, etc. Alot of their food looked like it was deep fried in old oil and their fish dish (some sort of fried fish in a pancake) was over cooked not good. Very disappointing for a restaurant that has seafood in their name. We only continued eating in order to write a more comprehensive review. The hot food looked bad, tasted bad and most likely will make you sick the chicken and the beef sticks was over cooked like if they forgot them on the grill if you decide to go. don't say we didn't warn you!!
4.Grill Station-1/2 stars out of 5.The grill was black and dirty looking the guy behind the grill wasn't friendly if like we was bothering him for a steak which i ask for it med and got a black steak due to the grill not being clean.
5.Udon Station- 3 1/2 stars out of 5. The only reason this gets 3 1/2 stars is because the broth did not have much flavor which didn't give it a chance to be bad. There was nothing spectacular about it... it was just a simple bowl of udon. I thought that Lee was over worked but she did the best to keep my family laughing 5. Dessert- 1/2 stars out of 5. There were 4 different cakes all cut into bite size 1 inch squares. Somewhat of a disappointing selection it look like the kids made the cakes Bad really Bad but not surprising after sampling the food. We tried the banana chocolate, carrot, The chocolate and strawberry cake was the worst of them all . The chocolate and carrot cakes were good but abit sweet. But I'm not going to a buffet to eat their 1 inch square desserts.

PRICES:
Lunch-$16.95 M-F; $19.95 Sat-Sun
Dinner- around $25-30... not sure.
If you don't mind not so fresh food and cold this is the place to go its Way too much for the lil you get. Save your money and go across the street to Stop-N-Shop and buy some veggies and seafood that is fresh instead.

SERVICE:
Our waiter was poorly dressed pants hanging off his backside plus he didn't seem very friendly nor busy either. He was very slow to clear the dirty plates off our table. The staff all had cheap name tags that looked like they were made out of folded bright neon green post-its inside a plastic cover. It was as if the owner was to cheap to pay for nice name badges . I normally wouldn't say anything about name tags but it represents the experience I had there...they need to get better managers"

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"FOOD:
This is a buffet only restaurant which consists of dry sushi, old cold food, hot food, udon, and dessert line.
1. Sushi- 1 1/2 stars out of 5. The rolls were pretty tasty but all looked and tasted the same. Most had avocado, eel, cucumber and a teriyaki type of sauce. It was pretty weak for the price i paid for my famliy but now that I think about it, I probably will not go back.And pass the word around
2. Cold Food- 1.5 stars out of 5. The cold food consisted of mainly different types of salads (e.g. seaweed, caesar, greek, crab, etc.). There were about 10 choices and only 1 was okay. The seaweed salad was ok but very oily. The crab salad was good but could have been better if it was fresher. There was a sesame noodle salad that was bad and tasted old. Don't bother with it.
3. Hot Food- 1/2 star out of 5. OH Lord, SO Nasty!! This place is suppose to be a Japanese restaurant but their hot food selection is more Chinese... bad, greasy, make you regret it Chinese. My friend took one bite of the blacking chicken and spit it out because it was so disgusting. They had fried shrimp and eggplant, chicken & broccoli, crab legs, chicken katsu, lo mein, fried rice, etc. Alot of their food looked like it was deep fried in old oil and their fish dish (some sort of fried fish in a pancake) was over cooked not good. Very disappointing for a restaurant that has seafood in their name. We only continued eating in order to write a more comprehensive review. The hot food looked bad, tasted bad and most likely will make you sick the chicken and the beef sticks was over cooked like if they forgot them on the grill if you decide to go. don't say we didn't warn you!!
4.Grill Station-1/2 stars out of 5.The grill was black and dirty looking the guy behind the grill wasn't friendly if like we was bothering him for a steak which i ask for it med and got a black steak due to the grill not being clean.
5.Udon Station- 3 1/2 stars out of 5. The only reason this gets 3 1/2 stars is because the broth did not have much flavor which didn't give it a chance to be bad. There was nothing spectacular about it... it was just a simple bowl of udon. I thought that Lee was over worked but she did the best to keep my family laughing 5. Dessert- 1/2 stars out of 5. There were 4 different cakes all cut into bite size 1 inch squares. Somewhat of a disappointing selection it look like the kids made the cakes Bad really Bad but not surprising after sampling the food. We tried the banana chocolate, carrot, The chocolate and strawberry cake was the worst of them all . The chocolate and carrot cakes were good but abit sweet. But I'm not going to a buffet to eat their 1 inch square desserts.

PRICES:
Lunch-$16.95 M-F; $19.95 Sat-Sun
Dinner- around $25-30... not sure.
If you don't mind not so fresh food and cold this is the place to go its Way too much for the lil you get. Save your money and go across the street to Stop-N-Shop and buy some veggies and seafood that is fresh instead.

SERVICE:
Our waiter was poorly dressed pants hanging off his backside plus he didn't seem very friendly nor busy either. He was very slow to clear the dirty plates off our table. The staff all had cheap name tags that looked like they were made out of folded bright neon green post-its inside a plastic cover. It was as if the owner was to cheap to pay for nice name badges . I normally wouldn't say anything about name tags but it represents the experience I had there...they need to get better managers"

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