A  new Chinese Buffet has opened in Louisville and all I can say is wow! Umai Zushi Buffet  (3710 Chamberlain Lane, new Westport) opened this past Friday night and I have to tell you it blew me away! As Louisville Real Estate Agents,  my wife (Norine) and I show hundreds of Louisville homes a month, we take our clients out to a number of local restaurants, Umai  tops many of them and I think our clients would love this place.

Norine is not a fan of buffet restaurants but she was so impressed with Umai we went back a second time Saturday night. This, my friends is unprecedented for my wife but there are a number of reasons why!  Let’s start with the atmosphere, bright clean (of course it’s new but I think they’ll keep it up) large yet cozy (they’ll need room if Umai catches on and crowds turn out to eat).  The only negative is sitting too close to the front door. Even though there are two entrances to buffer the wind, anyone sitting near the font gets a cold chill every time the door opens. My advice is to sit towards the middle or back.

The food is fresh and the variety is amazing. On the nights we were there, Crab Legs were large and plentiful the Stone Crab was good but the ginger sauce made them hard to handle. More than once the stone crabs slipped out of my hands (they had been precut but still tough to handle).  There was a wide selection of Sushi and Sashimi all being made in front of us by several chefs. The Mongolian Grill looked good (I stayed with the seafood) and the variety of Chinese food also was tasty (I only tried one or two dishes). 

There are too many items on the multiple food stations to describe but I suggest walking around the entire food area to get a feel for what is available. Pick your top 10 or 15 items and dig in. I never even came close to trying the salads to desserts.




The price with soda is about 16 dollars a person, pretty standard for local buffets, but for that price the quality is good, the selection is amazing and I could eat there every night of the week if my wife and my diet would let me!


For more information about Bob and Norine Sokoler head to www.weselllouisville.com