You could be forgiven for missing Sushi-La on Larnaca’s seafront promenade as unlike other restaurants and cafés along the front there is no outside space. But tucked away in a corner, it does not miss out on custom. They offer a lunch time buffet every day and it never fails to draw in the crowds. If going for this offer, book ahead as there is very frequently a queue of people waiting for a table.
Sushi-La is not a very big restaurant but they utilise the space well. Upon entering, the buffet on the right stretches almost along the entire restaurant! Additionally, chefs are visible making the food that replenishes the buffet once the supplies are low.
One thing that impressed me was their concern for not wasting food. It is all too easy to pile up your plate at a buffet only to later realise that your eyes were bigger than your stomach. Sushi-La tries to make you think about this by having a penalty fee for food that is left on the plate. A good idea in my opinion!
The buffet starts with a selection of salads, my favourite was the vibrantly green and crunchy Wakame. Next up is the variety of different maki rolls. Despite being busy, the platters with the different dishes on are all very well presented. Be warned, there is not any sashimi included in the buffet so if that is something that you desire, then they must be ordered from the menu.
My favourite from the maki selection was the crispy sushi roll. A delicious sushi roll dipped in batter and deep fried, taking it up to another level. Other rolls included the all-time favourite California roll and salmon Nori. Additionally, there is a maki roll with chicken in case you don’t like the idea of raw fish but would like the experience of trying food made in this way.
After the long line of maki rolls, there are also some warm dishes such as rice, noodles and chicken wings to name just a few.
For those with a sweet tooth, and are able to fit more in after feasting on a buffet, there is good news! Dessert is included in the form of a variety of different sweets and mousses. Don’t be fooled by their small size as they are quite rich and one is just enough.
Children under six eat for free and for those between the ages of seven and 12 the price is a mere €5.95 per child. The buffet is not available on a Monday and its price is slightly more expensive at the weekend. Additionally, drinks are not included in the price.
I wouldn’t say that the quality of the food at Sushi-La is outstanding but for what you get at the price charged, it is definitely fantastic value for money and I would definitely recommend giving it a go.
WHERE Sushi La, Phinikoudes, Larnaca
WHEN Tuesday to Sunday 1-3pm (Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm) 7.30-11pm
CONTACT 24 628884
PRICE lunchtime buffet €11.95