This enormous Japanese buffet attracts a diverse crowd for all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura.. In Short The first Todai Restaurant debuted in 1985 in Santa Monica, Calif., and has since opened in locations across the U.S. and in Hong Kong. The restaurant, with seating for up to 500 people, features a 160-foot seafood buffet offering more than 40 kinds of sushi, all made fresh. The salad selection ranges from Caesar to seaweed to red potato salad. Hot entrees include sukiyaki, teriyaki chicken, sweet-and-sour pork and udon noodles.
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If you hate paying $30-$40 trying to satisfy your Japanese food craving, Todai is the place. If you love their food, but don't have time to eat there, get take out (charged by the .lb). Lunch for $12 and dinner for $17? Can't beat that. Especially with the huge variety of salads, sushi, traditional dishes and DESSERT! If you're near around International Plaza, take a look at their line. If you don't like it, leave--I'm quite positive you'll stay. Some cons to be fair are... The same dishes occasionally taste different, from chef to chef/day to day. Alot of thier sushi is 'thier own concoction' vice traditional, but it's still good. After lunch, they close until dinner time which cuts out a late lunch.
I live in Milwaukee Wisconsin and visited Tampa and while there thought I would try Todai for the Sushi. The variety was great. Back home you get just the basics, I will be sure to visit Todai again when I visit next month. Keep up the good variety and service.