As a relatively new South Lake Tahoe local, I have come to find a comfort in all-you-can-eat sushi. With a locals discount, you can fast for the day, and devour 2 hours worth of sushi for just about $25.00. Wash that down with an ice cold beer and your belly will be thanking you and craving more a week later. “Where do you go for this all-you-can-eat fiesta?”, you may ask. Sushi Pier in South Lake Tahoe is my go-to spot for mashing my face with spicy tuna, avocado and cream cheese-filled rice paper. With an endless menu and a “Happy Ending” of deep fried banana, you cannot go wrong with this local favorite.
As much as I rave about the restaurant, I do have some suggestions for you to get the best service for your meal. Every time I go, they seem to be overwhelmingly busy and they always look like they are short staffed. I have several times found myself without utensils, or receiving my beer order after I have eaten 10 rolls. Even with slight slip-ups, the price you are paying and the sushi you are eating is well worth it. Therefore, I have listed my recommendations to make your All-You-Can-Eat-Sushi experience one you will keep coming back for:
- Whenever possible, go for LUNCH. The all-you-can-eat option is slightly cheaper and its never as busy. You will get great service from the team that works like they love their job.
- If you are going at night, especially on weekends, I would recommend sitting at the bar. Your “sushi shokunin” (yes, we googled sushi maker) will provide more attentive service and often make you special rolls that aren’t even on the menu!
- If you have a large group, call ahead. They don’t take “reservations” per say, however, they will be much obliged with the heads up for 20 people. You will also get better service when they are expecting you.
- Lastly, I would highly recommend asking Damon to make you a “Twin Shrimp”. He made this for my group last week and we ordered 3 more!
Whether you are a South Lake Tahoe Visitor or a regular local, I hope you to see you next week at Sushi Pier on Stateline!