Sushi Para Japanese Restaurant

★★☆☆☆
  • 1268 W Dundee Rd

    Palatine, IL 60074

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  • 847-202-9922

About Sushi Para Japanese Restaurant

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - 10:30pm; Sun, noon - 9:30pm

Food

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Didn't think this place was that great, but then again I am not a fan of sushi. However, they have a sushi buffet, and if you come during lunch hours, it is extremely cheap (for sushi). Would recommend.

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★★★☆☆

Didn't think this place was that great, but then again I am not a fan of sushi. However, they have a sushi buffet, and if you come during lunch hours, it is extremely cheap (for sushi). Would recommend.

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My friends and I love sushi para for the food. Can't beat all you can eat for 16 dollars! Sushi tastes great as well. Only bad part is the service. Very poor attitude and very rude. Once we were in a hurry to catch a movie we asked for check while we were stilll finishing food and they refused to give us the check until we finished eating. They charge extra if you don't finish food which I understand if you having lot left over but we only had 4 pieces on the dish when we asked for check. Mind we we were all men as well so it's not like we could not finish 4 pieces of sushi. Every person that I know of only comes back to para for the food everyone I know hates sushi paras service! 8 out of 10 times they are very rude. When we are eating they almost never come and ask if we need anything or refeel our water but towards the end servers come every 3 min to rush us to get out.

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★★★☆☆

My friends and I love sushi para for the food. Can't beat all you can eat for 16 dollars! Sushi tastes great as well. Only bad part is the service. Very poor attitude and very rude. Once we were in a hurry to catch a movie we asked for check while we were stilll finishing food and they refused to give us the check until we finished eating. They charge extra if you don't finish food which I understand if you having lot left over but we only had 4 pieces on the dish when we asked for check. Mind we we were all men as well so it's not like we could not finish 4 pieces of sushi. Every person that I know of only comes back to para for the food everyone I know hates sushi paras service! 8 out of 10 times they are very rude. When we are eating they almost never come and ask if we need anything or refeel our water but towards the end servers come every 3 min to rush us to get out.

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Sushi Para is located in a suburban strip mall on Dundee Road just off IL 53 in Palatine. It sits adjacent to a small, dingy Asian supermarket and the interior of the restaurant is equally sparse, if not outright bland. There are several sets of tables arranged around both sides and a cramped sushi bar towards the back, and beware, this restaurant fills up fast when groups of locals show up. It can go from an absolute crawl to packed in the space of fifteen minutes with three or four families.

I go to Sushi Para specifically for their all-you-can-eat dinner, which costs about $18.95 per person (and sliding scales for kids). While there is a lunch menu, its offerings are more limited particularly for the specialty rolls that I enjoy (like the Palatine roll, Rainbow roll, American Dream). You can order the dinner menu for all-you-can-eat at any time. The regular menu has all the normal staples, ranging from the obligatory teriyaki and don entrees to several soups, maki and nori rolls, and specialty rolls you won't find on the all-you-can-eat menu which is otherwise fairly extensive. It includes regulars like miso soup, tempura, edamame and very good gyoza down through the typical sushi over rice.

It's very important to note that Sushi Para does _not_ skimp on their rice on the rolls, which means an 8 piece roll is enormous. Eyes bigger than your stomach will get you in the wallet afterwards; they charge for unfinished pieces, and can get pretty niggling from time to time, so do keep that in mind. Another point of contention for me is the overuse of fillers like avocado, lettuce, and cucumber that sometimes make those rolls too hard to actually get in your mouth.

Though the restaurant is generally clean and fairly pleasant, the customer service would drop this rating to one star if the food didn't make up for it. As a standard practice, put down all the food you want to order on the first sheet because your waitress many only reappear two or three times during the course of a one hour stay. Servers aren't hired for their attentiveness, with one or two exceptions. We regularly see them standing around at the back of the restaurant deliberately staring at the ceiling while irritated customers try to draw their attention gracefully, orders ready or glasses of water, tea, and other beverages completely empty. When the sushi bar gets busy, which is any time after 4:00 PM, their behaviour and failure to come around becomes outright rude. I've had waitresses just drop down plates and wander off, nearly knock over bowls and get their hands/arms/elbows in our water because they were in such a hurry to get back to their posts. A table of three or four can wait 40 minutes for attention when there were 6 waitresses and the hostess, three sushi chefs, and four tables to manage. Surely trying to get their notice shouldn't involve waving our arms, raising our hands, or just walking up to the sushi bar ourselves with the sheet because we were hungry. We've had trays wait for ten minutes because our waitress never bothered to look over five feet and see it was up. Several people I know, as well as myself, have said it's pointless to ask questions about what's in some of the unlabeled rolls (like the Rock and Roll) because you'll never get an answer.

You get what you pay for here: the trade off for the selection are rice-heavy rolls that can really vary in freshness (hint: go early for the best rice/selection of fish) and abominable wait times to get your food or refills.

1
★★☆☆☆

Sushi Para is located in a suburban strip mall on Dundee Road just off IL 53 in Palatine. It sits adjacent to a small, dingy Asian supermarket and the interior of the restaurant is equally sparse, if not outright bland. There are several sets of tables arranged around both sides and a cramped sushi bar towards the back, and beware, this restaurant fills up fast when groups of locals show up. It can go from an absolute crawl to packed in the space of fifteen minutes with three or four families.

I go to Sushi Para specifically for their all-you-can-eat dinner, which costs about $18.95 per person (and sliding scales for kids). While there is a lunch menu, its offerings are more limited particularly for the specialty rolls that I enjoy (like the Palatine roll, Rainbow roll, American Dream). You can order the dinner menu for all-you-can-eat at any time. The regular menu has all the normal staples, ranging from the obligatory teriyaki and don entrees to several soups, maki and nori rolls, and specialty rolls you won't find on the all-you-can-eat menu which is otherwise fairly extensive. It includes regulars like miso soup, tempura, edamame and very good gyoza down through the typical sushi over rice.

It's very important to note that Sushi Para does _not_ skimp on their rice on the rolls, which means an 8 piece roll is enormous. Eyes bigger than your stomach will get you in the wallet afterwards; they charge for unfinished pieces, and can get pretty niggling from time to time, so do keep that in mind. Another point of contention for me is the overuse of fillers like avocado, lettuce, and cucumber that sometimes make those rolls too hard to actually get in your mouth.

Though the restaurant is generally clean and fairly pleasant, the customer service would drop this rating to one star if the food didn't make up for it. As a standard practice, put down all the food you want to order on the first sheet because your waitress many only reappear two or three times during the course of a one hour stay. Servers aren't hired for their attentiveness, with one or two exceptions. We regularly see them standing around at the back of the restaurant deliberately staring at the ceiling while irritated customers try to draw their attention gracefully, orders ready or glasses of water, tea, and other beverages completely empty. When the sushi bar gets busy, which is any time after 4:00 PM, their behaviour and failure to come around becomes outright rude. I've had waitresses just drop down plates and wander off, nearly knock over bowls and get their hands/arms/elbows in our water because they were in such a hurry to get back to their posts. A table of three or four can wait 40 minutes for attention when there were 6 waitresses and the hostess, three sushi chefs, and four tables to manage. Surely trying to get their notice shouldn't involve waving our arms, raising our hands, or just walking up to the sushi bar ourselves with the sheet because we were hungry. We've had trays wait for ten minutes because our waitress never bothered to look over five feet and see it was up. Several people I know, as well as myself, have said it's pointless to ask questions about what's in some of the unlabeled rolls (like the Rock and Roll) because you'll never get an answer.

You get what you pay for here: the trade off for the selection are rice-heavy rolls that can really vary in freshness (hint: go early for the best rice/selection of fish) and abominable wait times to get your food or refills.

Pros: Specialty rolls, all you can eat for $18

Cons: Terrible service, location, rice,

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Here's another weird thing that they do here. They refill your soda glass when it is about 3/4 empty. Nice touch except that they charge you for every glass! Sushi is pretty good but all other comments written are true, too. Not just bad waitresses but rude, too. Big fat survings of rice.

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★★☆☆☆

Here's another weird thing that they do here. They refill your soda glass when it is about 3/4 empty. Nice touch except that they charge you for every glass! Sushi is pretty good but all other comments written are true, too. Not just bad waitresses but rude, too. Big fat survings of rice.

Pros: Lots to eat

Cons: Lots of starch to eat

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Do not go there!!! Please stay away form this restorant.The service is horrible. The waitresses are soooo rude.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not go there!!! Please stay away form this restorant.The service is horrible. The waitresses are soooo rude.

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Sushi Para offers Sushi that is decent for the $16.99 per person. It's not as good as others I been to but for made to order all you can eat it's not bad. However, the quality of the rice is good on some days and cold and days old tasting on others. The Salmon is really good, but the Tuna is taken from the bad part of the fish as it has a stringy taste. The wait staff offer good service but if you leave one piece of uneaten rice or fish, they will charge you $3 dollars. I been a good customer of their's and not once have I ever left uneaten sushi on my plate. Did it once and they zapped me with an overcharge. Hence, I do not go here anymore. My other friend brought a child and they wanted to charge the baby full price. The day this place realizes customers come first, they can win my business.

1
★★★☆☆

Sushi Para offers Sushi that is decent for the $16.99 per person. It's not as good as others I been to but for made to order all you can eat it's not bad. However, the quality of the rice is good on some days and cold and days old tasting on others. The Salmon is really good, but the Tuna is taken from the bad part of the fish as it has a stringy taste. The wait staff offer good service but if you leave one piece of uneaten rice or fish, they will charge you $3 dollars. I been a good customer of their's and not once have I ever left uneaten sushi on my plate. Did it once and they zapped me with an overcharge. Hence, I do not go here anymore. My other friend brought a child and they wanted to charge the baby full price. The day this place realizes customers come first, they can win my business.

Pros: Cheap, decent quality, some items exceptional

Cons: Callous waitstaff, will charge surcharge for uneaten grain of rice.

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good food but TERRIBLE service, and i left very unhappy vowing to never eat at sushi para again. for a $16.99/person sushi buffet, you are ripped off because the maki rolls have WAY too much rice in them which get you full too fast of cheap carbs. they charge money for any food left on your plate, and i left some rice on my place (taken off from the sushi) and they charged me $10! for $10, they lost the eternal goodwill of one sushi lover. and they messed up 4 orders at my table! from not giving all the ordered sushi to mixing up sushi plates to waiting WAY too long for the food (some more than others), this was a terrible experience from beginning to end.

0
★☆☆☆☆

good food but TERRIBLE service, and i left very unhappy vowing to never eat at sushi para again. for a $16.99/person sushi buffet, you are ripped off because the maki rolls have WAY too much rice in them which get you full too fast of cheap carbs. they charge money for any food left on your plate, and i left some rice on my place (taken off from the sushi) and they charged me $10! for $10, they lost the eternal goodwill of one sushi lover. and they messed up 4 orders at my table! from not giving all the ordered sushi to mixing up sushi plates to waiting WAY too long for the food (some more than others), this was a terrible experience from beginning to end.

Cons: Service, Principle, Price

 

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