Joe’s Sushi: Gluttonous people rejoice!


7185 Lincoln Ave

Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 226-9100

Now I know what you are probably thinking, how can a place called “Joe’s Sushi” be a wonderful place for AYCE sushi? Well…it is 🙂 I honestly cannot think of another place that can top this place in terms of quality considering AYCE. Let’s begin with what is arguably the best place to get AYCE rolled sushi in Southern California thus far to my knowledge.


I’ll get something out of the way and that is, a lot of the rolls here are basically variations of the crunch roll, is it a bad thing? It is and it isn’t. The crunch roll here is by far the best place to get a crunch roll at any place, whether AYCE or not. It’s the perfect size without being too big and is layered on the outside with a good coating of panko bread crumbs. They know how to make their crunch rolls and this place does it well. The best variation with the crunch roll has to got to be Joe’s Special. This is basically a crunch roll layered with lots and lots of crab meat marianted with a special sesame sweet sauce. This thing is heaven on earth.


Another notable roll is the Las Vegas Roll. This place makes it a little different compared to other places, but it’s wrapped in seawood with avocado, tempura shrimp, crab meat, and ahi tuna. Wonderful and and refreshing in many ways.


The TNT roll…now…this place knows how to make it. Each piece of shrimp that is on top is the right size and the sauce that accompanies this roll is sweet like the other rolls, but not overpowering to the point that you can’t taste the roll itself. GET THIS, it’s a must. If you get a chance, try this in the hand roll form, it’s also very good.

The rainbow roll here is a hit and miss situation. On certain days it will be good, on other days…it’ll taste kinda off…like, fish not very fresh off 0_0. I get this occasionally, but I tend to stay with what Joe’s knows how to do.

Red Dragon roll is also a must try here. The pieces, again, are portioned at the right size and is topped with spicy tuny on the top. The roll itself is basically a california roll. The sauce that accompanies this roll is almost a slight sweet and sour light vineagrette. I don’t know exactly what it is, but it works and complements the roll very well.


Joe’s has also expanded a bit and offered new rolls this year. The two that I recommend trying are the Gold Rush Roll, and the Rocky Mountain Roll. The Gold Rush Roll has battered and deep fried scallops on top of a crunch roll. I might have came on a bad day, but the batter on the scallops were soggy…I’ll have to try it again. The Rocky Mountain Roll is basically salmon on top of a crunch roll, topped with green onions and a special mild sweet sauce. It’s refreshing enough to give a try.

The nigiri…eh…I guess it’s okay for all you can eat, but I go to Joe’s for their special rolls, not for their raw offerings. The salmon is probably the only thing I would eat here in terms of raw form. I would just not bother with the rest of the nigiri stuff. I remember eating the raw tuna and it was sort of tough. Just don’t waste your time on this.

In summation, yes, Joe’s is the best place to get AYCE sushi, but only for their hand and cut rolls. They know how to do their crunch rolls and they know how to vary it enough to keep customers coming back. They do have a loyal following in the neighborhood, so seating is at a premium on weekends. Go on a weekday if you can, the service is a lot faster and thus you will throughly enjoy yourself more.

~ by thankgoditsfood on May 29, 2009.

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