Guo said he couldn’t count how many times a patron has ordered a standard California roll because they were afraid to try something new to them because of the cost.
“Here (at Kasumi), you can have anything you want,” he said.
He also discovered, when talking to his younger customers at his other restaurants, that they often drove to Omaha to eat sushi because it had all-you-can-eat dining that fit into their budgets.
“They asked me, ‘Why can’t Lincoln have something that was all-you-can-eat and affordable, too?’” he said.
Kasumi’s all-you-can-eat menu is $19.95 per person and includes appetizers, soups and salads, cooked and raw rolls, sashimi, specialty rolls and even dessert choices.
Rolls are cut into six to 10 pieces. They are smaller, including the specialty ones, than those I’ve enjoyed at other places. The smaller size actually makes it easier to hold and dip in the soy sauce containers. The sashimi menu features tuna, salmon, red snapper, yellowtail, octopus, shrimp, eel and more.
Your best bets are the specialty rolls, which number 24. We tried four of them, with the Nebraska Roll — shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and avocado topped with tuna and eel sauce — topping our list. Eel sauce and spicy mayo are the most commonly used condiments for the rolls.