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Chelsea Scholler

Shin Ju Japanese Buffet

Chelsea Scholler
Let's put this out here right away: Shinju is not trying to break records for the most amazing Asian food on the planet. But for about $10 at lunch and less than $20 for dinner, diners can get their fill of tasty sushi, along with items from the hibachi and raw bar, including oysters and crab legs. Choices change regularly, but diners can always expect to see about 50 sushi or sashimi offerings, along with dozens of Chinese and Japanese selections. Shinju also has a fun dessert selection. Don't have time to sit and chow? Order takeout and pay by the pound. But you know it's better to get your money's worth by staying inside. Besides, this place is easy to enjoy, with paper-lantern lights, tall booths with Asian lettering on the tabletops, and televisions typically tuned to sports. But make sure you arrive before 9:30 p.m. to get your eat on -- otherwise, they may say sayonara to you and your hungry belly.

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