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“Excellent Sushi/Sashimi Buffet, plus good Chinese food for others!”

Kirin II Japanese Seafood Buffet
Ranked #775 of 8,434 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet
Reviewed 2 December 2014

You can tell how good a sushi buffet place is by just how busy it gets. Kirin does an excellent business. The Sushi is very fresh because they move a lot of it. The sushi chef has been there for a number of years. At Dinner you get several types of sashimi too... plus hand rolls, including Spider rolls.

The non-sushi eaters are welcomed as well. Another large section is devoted to Chinese cooking, all nicely done. On this "side" of the buffet, at dinnertime you also get raw oysters, boiled hardshell crabs, and of course Snow Crab.

The service is quite good too. Prices are reasonable.

Of yes - while they do not take reservations, they do have a separate room that can be reserved for large parties. We used this for our pre-wedding dinner for the out-of-towners (54 of them)... excellent time was had by all.

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Thank Don331
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Disgusting, seafood was old. made me want to puke. $24 for adults. would have been better off eating dinner at a gas station.

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Thank Glen O
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Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

While it's always crowded, the crowds prove how great the sushi is. We'll worth the crowd, but the lines at the buffet can be a bother sometimes.

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Went with several colleagues for lunch recently and we all selected the buffet. Starting with the sushi lineup, the selection was plentiful, the fish was very fresh and the sushi staff kept the sushi bar well stocked. The food buffet lines (2) were filled with a variety of Chinese buffet fare, from pot stickers to General Tso's chicken, a great variety of salad and fruit items plus some nice desserts. The wait staff was friendly and quick, keeping plates cleared and glasses full...something that doesn't always happen in a buffet environment. Overall, a truly nice dining experience, especially for the price.

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Thank BigTimTX
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is really one extraordinary sushi restaurant that I have tried in Houston. There were plenty of varieties so that one can choose what suits him/her best. The restaurant also keeps non sushi Japanese as well as not so Japanese foods for all. I have tried the buffet which is awesome and if I have the chance I will try it again. One thing to note that the sushis are not served in a moving tray which I somewhat expected but the chefs are making them in front of the serving table which you can watch. By the way the buffet is not so expensive and will not break your wallet (14-16 USD) and one will get unlimited sodas.

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Thank Kamal_Ahmed
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