Top Five Places to Get All-you-can-eat Sushi in Reno

For a desert town, Reno has a surprising number of sushi restaurants. Not only that, nearly all of them have All You Can Eat (AYCE) menus that include appetizers, salads and desserts. This is a unique option that seems to special to the The Biggest Little City. Larger cities like San Francisco and Seattle offer sushi a la carte, but in Reno you can load up as much as you want for around $20 for lunch. And it's darn tasty.

Reef Sushi & Sake

This popular Hawaiian themed sushi restaurant, located on the Truckee River, serves some of the best and most unique sushi (and over 14 sakes) in Reno. Try the Hang Loose roll with tempura vegetables, kani, real snow crab, unagi, sesame seeds and Japanese mayo. The Surf & Turf roll with marinated tri-tip and cucumber is popular for dinner.

Sushi Lover

Just up the street from Reef is Sushi Lover where you can also get AYCE sushi for lunch and dinner. Try the fried bean curd nigiri, the Sumo or Tiger roll and the various vegan rolls. By the way, next door to Sushi Lover is 101 Taiwanese Cuisine where you can pick up a bento box.

Sushi Sake

Located in Downtown Reno at the Eldorado Resort, Sushi Sake is a small but contemporary sushi bar serving both a la carte and AYCE sushi and Japanese inspired cocktails. Try the Ex Girlfriend roll with tempura shrimp, avocado, crab and teriyaki sauce. Order a sake flight for $18.

Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi

Right across the street from the Eldorado, Harrah's is home to Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi. While you can still enjoy a Teppanyaki dinner and show, this restaurant also serves some excellent sushi. Start out with the mussels appetizer and wrap it up with the Red Dragon Roll with shrimp tempura, tuna, cucumber, crab, teriyaki, sesame and avocado.

Hiroba Sushi

If you want to head to a local's hangout, Hiroba Sushi is located in the foothills above Reno and serves both cooked and raw AYCE sushi, appetizers and desserts. Be sure to get the Grav Lax nigiri, the Bill roll with unagi and tempura green onion and the Snow Mountain with spicy crab.

Christina Nellemann is a writer living in the Reno-Tahoe area and needs AYCE sushi at least once a month.