“Kintaro Sushi and Hot Pot: A Hidden Gem for All-You-Can-Eat Sushi”

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I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when my friends suggested we get sushi after school at a restaurant I’d never heard of that was a solid twenty minutes away. However, once we sat down and ordered, taking the phrase “all-you-can-eat” to heart, I found myself wondering how I could have ever doubted this restaurant.

Kintaro Sushi and Hot Pot is a Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn, Ohio that serves all-you-can-eat portions for one flat price. For $27.99, you’re able to order as much food from their menu as you can finish. Once you’re given a menu, you fill out how much of each food item you would like to order. Then, the waiter takes the menus and comes back periodically with everything you ordered. You can even get your menu back to order more food, sky’s the limit!

I began my meal with a cup of onion soup. It was rich and warm with a deep onion flavor. Little pieces of scallions and breaded onions really played into the heavy onion flavor. Next, my friends and I split spring rolls. They were refreshing and had a perfect crunch from all of the vegetables. We also shared cheese rangoon: deep-fried wonton wrappers stuffed with a rich and creamy cream cheese. Overall, both appetizers were delicious and definitely set my expectations for my main course quite high. 

For dinner, I ordered the boston sushi roll, the spicy crab stick hand roll, a single raw salmon sushi roll, and the chicken and shrimp hibachi. The boston sushi roll definitely satisfied my desire for sushi. The flavors of the white rice, shrimp, cucumber, lettuce, and mayo all complimented each other very well. Unique to Kintaro, the spicy crab stick hand roll tasted like traditional sushi but had a quirky appearance. It was shaped like an ice cream cone with nigiri (seaweed) on the outside and filled with crab, rice, and spicy sauce on the inside. Consequently, the only part of my meal I was a bit disappointed with was the raw salmon sushi roll. I feel that is because I am not a huge fan of raw fish, but it still tasted very fresh and high quality. Finally, the chicken and shrimp hibachi was by far my favorite part of the meal. The teriyaki sauce was perfectly seasoned and covered the whole dish, and the chicken and shrimp were thoroughly cooked without drying out. 

If you’re ever craving sushi—and a lot of it—stop by Kintaro in Brooklyn, Ohio. Between savory soup, refreshing appetizers, delicious sushi, and well-seasoned hibachi, Kintaro is definitely a solid 8/10. 


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