A few months ago when Chopsticks opened I was so excited to have a super buffet in the area that I went within the first week of them opening. The display was amazing and the place has been decorated in style. This location has been many different restaurants with little success, but this is the first time the decor actually matches the space. I was impressed by the decor and the hostess at the front that I left that cloud my judgement. The first time I went I tried numerous items and I was happily pleased with a full belly and decent service. We were seated right next to the service station where all the waitresses stand, so our drinks were always full and our plates were always removed immediately after we were finished.
I remember the sushi section being filled with choices and always clean looking. The sushi was definitely not amazing, but it was decent enough to try different kinds that I have never tried before. They had numerous choices of rice, noodles and soup. Since I normally just stick to fried rice I decided to try the noodles instead. The fried (brown noodles) were good, but very greasy. The white noodles tasted like something that Ramin could have made (although no one can beat Ramin). They had a huge selection of chicken to choose from and most of it was good. Overall I kept thinking this was a good place to eat especially for the lunch pricing. Then my friend came back from the bathroom with a look of disgust on her face. She sat down and told me that while she was in there our waitress had used the restroom and started to walk out of the bathroom without washing her hands. My friend immediately grabbed the waitress and asked her to wash her hands before entering the dining area again. I'm so proud of her for that! Apparently the waitress was extremely embarrassed, but she immediately mentioned that she was going to wash her hands in the back. You would think after hearing this story I would declined to come back here again, but the idea of all you can eat sushi weighs on your mind at weak moments.
After the incident of terrible sushi we waited a while to hit the dessert section. You really can't go too wrong with a dessert section so I'm not going to waste my time on this. Instead I am going to go through a list of items to stay far away from at the Chopsticks Super Buffet.
1. Fried Rice and white noodles
2. Check the temperature of your sushi
3. Vegetable stick (I can't explain the horror of eating this item)
4. Any of the fried bits of chicken
5. Fried Zucchini (which by the way I normally LOVE at any other place)
I'm usually someone who loves food and I have trouble saying I wouldn't go back there, but in this case I'm finished. The idea of all you can eat sushi will not cloud my judgement any longer.