If you’re looking for a great place to spend your birthday, go on a date or even host a girls night out, make sure to check out Sushi Masa Seafood & Japanese Fusion restaurant. 

Walking in, the ambiance was very pleasant and soothing. Its beautiful aesthetic is decorated with pink flowers and lots of greenery. The dining area consists of wooden dining tables, two small televisions and a bar. The recessed lighting and feelings of nature makes this restaurant very cozy. 

Unlike the average buffet, Sushi Masa does not require patrons to self-serve. Instead, patrons are seated at a dining table and a waiter comes to take orders. 

Sushi Masa serves patrons from an exclusive menu of tasty Japanese dishes. You can order from an extensive range of appetizers, salads, sushi rolls, chef’s special rolls, kitchen entrées and desserts. Since it is buffet-style, the lunch all-you-can-eat special is $19.95 and the dinner all-you-can-eat special is $30.95.

 For patrons who wish to just order from the menu, there is also a lunch and dinner special, as well as hibachi entrées, soup and salad, and the masa lover boat. Keep in mind that this restaurant does practice à la carte pricing for the all-you-can-eat buffet so be mindful of excessive waste. 

There are so many dishes worth trying that it is quite the adventure just choosing an appetizer. For my first dish, I finally decided to try the Spicy Kani Sushi Rolls from the lunch all-you-can-eat menu. Kani, which is Japanese for crab, is shredded and flavored with a spicy sriracha mayo sauce. This sushi roll was so satisfying. I really love how creamy the kani was throughout each bite. 

Next, I tried the I-10 Roll. This sushi roll is stuffed with snow crab and topped with a slice of mango and a mango sauce. This is definitely the best sushi roll I’ve tasted yet. The mango slice was so sweet and juicy. Its flavor mixed with snow crab was so amazing. 

To top off my meal, I ordered a dessert. The menu has five different ice cream flavors to choose from. Instead of ordering the classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors, I decided to try the green tea and red bean-flavored ice cream. 

The green tea ice cream flavor surprised me to say the least. The ice cream was a beautiful matcha green color. It was very creamy and tasted like a much sweeter version of green tea. I did not think I was going to enjoy this at all, but it ended up being my favorite part of my meal. 

However, the red bean flavor was not that pleasant of a choice. The ice cream was a pinkish-red color. It’s pleasing to the eye on the outside, but the large pieces of red beans throughout each bite took away from the smoothness and creaminess of the ice cream. The ice cream itself tasted like regular vanilla flavor. 

Even though I didn’t enjoy the red bean ice cream at the end of my meal, I had an overall great first experience at Sushi Masa. The customer service was very inviting and helpful. The waiter who served me, Gavin, was very polite and explained each dish I was interested in trying very well. He made sure that I understood the menu, and that I was aware that some dishes are served raw. 

The menu itself was simple and easy to read. I really like that the restaurant included a key for customers to know whether or not a dish is served raw. On the side of sushi dishes, a blue fish indicates that the dish is raw and red fire indicates that the dish is cooked. 

The restaurant was pristine. The dining tables are comfortably distanced from other patrons and include very cozy seating. For patrons who are wanting to have their meal at the bar, there are also bar stools.

Sushi Masa Seafood & Japanese Fusion has five restaurant locations: two in Louisiana, two in Texas, and one in Florida. I visited one of the Louisiana locations at the address: 3920 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in Lafayette. The restaurant’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stop by today for an amazing all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner experience.