Second Helpings: Sushi, Part IV


9070 Research, 451-7505 Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11:30am-11pm; Sunday, 11:30am-10pm
For a more upscale sushi experience, try Benihana. Though the preparation isn't as entertaining as that at their hibachi tables, their large choice of rolls has something for everyone. Their Beni-Sushi leaves your choice up to the chef if you can't decide on your own. While they serve traditional Japanese rolls and sushi a la carte, the cuisine has been infiltrated by its surroundings, producing the Texas roll made with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese, and jalapeño.

Buffet Palace

2601 S. I-35 Ste. B-200, Round Rock,


1012 W. Anderson, 458-2999 4601 Westgate, 892-1800 Monday-Thursday, 11am-9:30pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; Saturday; 11:30am-10pm; Sunday, 11:30am-9:30pm
Buffet Palace offers a decent sushi selection at the buffet bar, as well as occasional nightly sushi specials. They feature at least eight types of sushi rolls, including the classic California roll, a Korean kimbab roll,and a baked-chicken roll made with rice, cucumber, baked chicken, and a special dressing rolled in nori seaweed.

Second Helpings
Photo By John Anderson

Central Market Cafe

4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300

4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000 Daily, 9am-9pm

Central Market has a changing selection of more than 10 types of sushi dail. Avocado, fresh tuna and salmon, and dragon rolls are regularly available and packaged to go. Half-a-dozen rolls can range anywhere from $3.50 to $9, depending on the type and variety. Keep your eyes peeled for a sushi-making workshop at their cooking school. They come highly recommended.

Oishi Sushi House

6718 Middle Fiskville, 302-9811 Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-3pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 5-10pm
From the makers of Thai Spice is Oishi Sushi, located in the former Mason Jar location near Highland Mall. This buffet combines sushi, Thai food, and traditional seafood all under one roof for one price. Lobster, snow crab, shrimp cocktail, and oysters are all available in addition to the fresh California, tuna, and salmon rolls. Friday and Saturday nights feature varying sushi specials.

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