When I go to Sushi Island, I get the $16.99 All You Can Eat menu, and go crazy. I usually visit with a pack of friends (primarily men) and let them do the ordering. It gets pretty obscene, but it's great too. We take paper and a pen and write up massive lists of what we want, from hand rolls, to dragon rolls, to lots of what we call "kitchen food" or appetizers of mixed bbq meats, gyoza, and other hot options, and we always save room for dessert (friend banana and/or ice cream). And then... we feast. We roll out the door on our distended bellies and feel awful for hours afterward from all that pressure, but it's worth it.
What you really need to be aware of when you go to Sushi Island is that you can't over order. You should probably come up with a strategy, because they charge you for uneaten items. You also can't sit forever, picking slowly away like you're at a languid European dinner. You need to be done in under 2 hours, I think. So you need to focus. Eat competitively, if you like. Whatever works.
Again: foodies beware. This is not real sushi. Rolls are purely western and often silly. They contain things like banana peppers and even actual banana at times. Sashimi isn't really on offer unless you pay significantly more, and the joint is not exactly classy. But man howdy, is it fun. Especially delicious options (aside from the rolls) include the tempura shrimp, bbq beef cubes, and seaweed salad.
The $16.99 options means a bill of about $25 per person, which is easy to tally, but not cheap. Still, if fullness and fun is what you seek, drop anchor at the Island and you won't be disappointed.
Yes, I did lie in bed groaning for a good two hours after eating a disgusting amount there last night. If you're going to do "All You Can Eat" I say, do it right. It's not about need. It's about want. It might hurt, but it hurts so good.
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