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“All you can eat done exceptionally well”

Isshin Japanese House
Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Lilydale
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was a bit sceptical when I heard these guys do all you can eat. Japanese cuisine is unique for its fresh ingredients and presentation detail. Not to easy to do bulk buffet style. But I heard they have a policy that you pay for what you don't eat. That made it all better.

The menu is very predictable- Japanese staples such as Miso Soup, Agedashi Tofu, Karaage, Sushi and Sashimi, Takoyaki and Gyoza. But it was done very well. Fresh and very tasty.

We ordered about four times, careful not to order too much and the staff were efficient and accomodating.

The wine/beer list was good and there were some good dessert options but I was too full for that.

I recommend Isshin for those that are hungry and want to fill up on good food.

The pay for what you leave is only if you leave 100g of a particular dish behind. It is charged at the menu rate.

So, do what I did, order a couple of dishes at a time, enjoy them and move on.

Thank Captain3500
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We have been coming here for years. Food is always great quality and we have tried most dishes on the menu. Start the all you can eat session early because service is a little slow and end time is strictly adhered to. I always visit here when i am in town. Dish sizes are small so it is worth ordering many dishes although you must eat everything you order or be charged for the dish.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

All you can eat is the way to go, just don’t expect to leave hungry!

The fresh sushi is always fantastic and the dumplings are always very tasty.

Have been a few times now and not had a bad experience at all.

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Came here for the first time with some friends. Always a little sceptical of 'all you can eat' restaurants but we gave it a go and were pleasantly surprised. For $41 you can have up to 3 plates of everything on the menu - salads to sushi to yakitori to desserts. (They also have a la carte) It is a great way of trying different things - they are all small serves (to avoid too much waste) so it becomes like a degustation. We started with a variety of entrees picked randomly - beef tataki (delicious), sushi (freshly made to order), sashimi (very fresh), gyoza, prawn tempura - all very good. Followed up with prawn and chicken yakitori, a sushi and sashimi platter, squid salad, hotate, chawan mushi....again, all very good. We then tried the four desserts - the black sesame ice cream and plum wine chocolate mousse were very good. This is not gourmet Japanese food, nowhere near the quality of Kenzan or Ocha or Shira Nui, but it is very good, freshly made and excellent value. They have a good selection of wine and beer and other alcoholic drinks and it is also BYO. The service is a little slow - they were very busy! - but overall an enjoyable experience in outer suburban Lilydale!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is a pay a set price and eat as much as can (well 3 servings of any item on the menu per person) so allows anyone not sure of what to order a good way to try-particularly when in a big group. Food was good Japanese, had better but still made fresh. They have 2 sittings, first is busiest it seems at 7.30pm but still good service. Good selection of Sake too!

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Thank 323caz
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