All-you-can-eat sushi is very different than ordering from a normal sushi place; you can get literally as much as you want. But be forewarned, don’t let your eyes be bigger than your stomach. If going to all-you-can-eat sushi is not a regular occurrence, then these are the stages you might feel as you venture to one of the best things ever:

1. You anticipate getting your sushi.

You’ve probably had this planned for a few days, and if you’re me, you try to not eat too much the day-of so you can stuff your face later.

2. You get the first serving of food.

For you uneducated people, these are called appetizers; it’s like pre-gaming for the sushi. If you skip this sheet of paper, you’re missing out on edamame, gyoza, chicken teriyaki, and Tempura.

3. You have a 'Mmmmm' moment.

Kind of self-explanatory because the food is always really good.

4. YOU GET THE SUSHI!

This is what you anticipated all day for. Remember not to drink all your water, otherwise it’ll fill you up too quickly. You don't want that.

5. You have the 'Mmmmm' moment, part 2

If the last sushi you’ve gotten is from your local grocery store, then you’ve definitely forgotten how good all-you-can-eat sushi actually is.

6. You eat rounds 2, 3, and 4 of sushi.

You can't go to all-you-can-eat sushi and just get one round of sushi.

7. You have moments of "I can't do it."

This might happen anywhere in your rounds of sushi. You'll hit a wall where you don't think you can consume anymore. Whether it’s the first (*cough* wimp), second, third, or more, you have to push through. Because no one wants the extra charge for leaving rolls on your plate.

8. But you finally finish.

You actually do it, and it’s satisfying. So satisfying you reward yourself with ice cream.


9. I scream, you scream, we all scream for red bean or green tea ice cream.

You’re doing wrong if you don’t get red bean or green tea ice cream at the end.

10. You have a slight regret/slight satisfaction when you leave.

You have to get your money's worth, so you probably feel like you're going to explode and a nap might seem really good right now.

It's appropriate that I wrote this on the last time I go to my favorite all-you-can-eat place before I leave for school. For those who enjoy sushi but think all-you-can-eat is "too expensive," it's worth it and it's really good. Try it sometime.