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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

We tried Journey for lunch because we wanted dine in and there weren't many options for sushi other than take out. The parking lot does not inspire confidence. The blacktop is in poor repair and we wondered at first whether it was still open, but...there were many cars. Pros: - Extremely wide selection of sushi items and some hot items like pork dumplings, noodles, fried items. Pho is available made to order at the back counter, and it looked like you could also get noodles made to order. - Masks are required under city ordinance. Although it is still a buffet, diners need to use disposable gloves to go through. - The items we ate were generally flavorful and good. - The service was quick. We were seated within a minute or so of arrival, in a booth with other booths separating us from other diners. The waitress was friendly and fast with our drinks. - Very, very inexpensive for sushi. The lunch buffet was $10. Cons: - The women's bathroom. Had we used the bathroom before we ate instead of after, we probably would not have stayed. It smelled quite bad and appeared to have some flood damage and peeling paint. - The building and the parking lot are worn; it doesn't seem much money is being put into upkeep. In areas the carpet looked frayed, and there were some torn seats in booths and waiting areas. - Some of the items were obviously mislabeled. For example, there was a tray of sushi with a white fish next to a tray with pink fish. The white fish was labeled "salmon" and the pink was labeled "whitefish." Someone with food allergies maybe wouldn't eat at a buffet anyway, but they'd need to take extra care here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

I love "asian" buffets because I like to try just a bit of everything. I have eaten at buffets all over the country and I know I'm not getting the best food, but I usually find something I enjoy or that's unusual at each one....Also, an asian buffet at lunch time is a very good value, good when you're functioning off a per diem like I am. The restaurant looks fine from the outside (also advertised as a banquet facility) and initially impressions are ok at first glance. But then you notice that lots of things are tired and worn out in the decor, kind of grungy. But hey, that's a lot of buffets in general. I come for food, not ambiance. The food is a letdown too. There were a lot of options for all types of food, including sushi. But none of it was very good or memorable. Everything looked like it had sat for a long time and the place was steady busy, not crowded. The hibachi area was kind of gross looking, as was the raw bar. Sushi variety was pretty good, not just the usual 7 variations on the California Roll, but the "raw" stuff didn't look very good. Service was friendly and quick, but I won't return here. There's too many other choices around. And at around $15 for dinner, it was kind of pricey for the quality of food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

This is by far the best China Buffett in the Madison, Baraboo, Sauk area. The sushi is top notch. They always have a great selection of rolls and awesome sashimi. The staff are very friendly and the hot food is good as well. It is...also the only place that I can find Lychee. I’ve been here over 20 times in the last few years and I’ll keep going back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

Great tasty food and a huge selection...something for everyone. Fish, crab, shrimp, beef, pork, pho, sushi, pizza, etc... The place is always busy and the staff is nice.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2019

I met my family 7/2019 and there was the most funniest, charming waitress there I believe her name was Marie/Maria. I always have a great experience when I go to Journey. I love their food. I wish it was on the west side of Madison...also. they have a lot to choose from. and the sushi is wonderful.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

great price especially if yu go for lunch,baby clams,different shrimp dishes,and the best salmon ive had at a buffet.Big variety both healthy and lots of fried foods,they sauces for dipping are great the hotest chili pepper dip sauce ive had.nice fruit on desert bar,didnt try...sushi but there is tons of it...Very reasonable price and also good price on take out by the pound-cheaper than cookimg yourself....They also do custom cooking stir fry which im to full from the buffet to eat all the time,they make custom noodle soups too....for the cost of fast food meals you can have a healthy lunch with shrimp and salmon...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

We dined on Tuesday night and there were lots of people but not a crowd. The selection on the buffet is really good in all areas. Food quality was all over the place. The Egg Roll was not warm and had been in the pan...a long time. The inside was good but the outside was hard and dried. The Pot stickers were good. The Chicken on a stick was outstanding. The fried shrimp as good and the cold shrimp was old. The Seafood Delight was really good and most everything else was just cold. Other entree items were so so. The salads were a disappointment as well as the deserts. The cake was all dried out and must have been on the plate for hours. The pudding was stale according to my wife. Service was good. Overall, very disappointed with the quality of the food. The wife says we ARE NOT GOING BACK. That sums it up.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

More sushi in 1 place than i can remember. Xxl table of it.on the end seaweed, octopus ,kimchee.whole crab.soup Mongolian style.american favorites like general tso's chicken,low mein,etc. steamed buns custard pies ice cream.better than average.waiter made origami ani.als for all 7 of us.we will be...back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

they had lots of choices especially seafood, I don't eat sushi but the bar looks really good. definitely a lot of choices for everyone and worth the price. Fact the price point was very fair I think for what was offered.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 September 2019

So dirty man restroom.. nasty... you need asking someone to clean everything day... I just complain to cleaning restroom man..

Date of visit: September 2019
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saolinda91
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Response from Sw33t_Soul | Reviewed this property |
they do sell trays of food. call them for prices since each dish has a different price. we have order from them multiple times for parties and the large tray are always feed more people then you expect.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Journey Sushi and Seafood Buffet

Yes, The Journey Sushi and Seafood Buffet offers takeaway services.

The Journey Sushi and Seafood Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5