Here is something not known to very many people. The Reno Tahoe area is the birthplace of All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) sushi. One may ask how can a land locked area, 200+ miles away from the ocean, possibly be the originator of raw fish buffets, and the more important question of how fresh can it be?
The compelling thing is that due to area casinos flying in fresh seafood daily on flights from both the Pacific and Atlantic, local sushi restaurants get their fish as fresh as if they were located right next door to the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. And, because of the quantity of fresh fish being flown in daily, the area Sushi restaurants get volume discounts, even though they are not purchasing the lions share of the fish.
Because of this, more than 20 sushi restaurants in Reno and Lake Tahoe, offer the All-You-Can-Eat sushi, daily for lunch and dinner for under $20. There are of course rules at each establishment, but the one that all of them follow is that you must eat all of the rice!
1. Hiroba Sushi
2. ijji sushi
3. Sushi Pier 2
6. CJ’s Palace
9. Sushi Pier
All in all, There are great places to get fresh and All-You-Can-Eat sushi in Reno and Lake Tahoe.