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1220 Caroline St Ste A-200, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.758742 -84.348883
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Eastside, Edgewood
avoid at all costs – where to start? the food tasted really bad - the soup was sweet (whoever heard of sweet miso soup?) the noodles were still crunchy, and the sushi just looked sad. i know it's cheap, but if cheap = bad tasting, i would rather invest my money someplace else.
The Worst Miso Soup I've Ever Had – I met my younger brother for lunch last Friday and he was excited to try the RuSan's off of Moreland Ave. I'd been there once before and ordered the $1.00 sushi and another cheap roll. I got what I paid for. This time I decided to invest a little more money in my lunch to see if it worked out.
This RuSans has a lunch buffet. The hot foods, like fried rice are kept on the buffet and I don't remember if they were being kept hot. All I remember is the sushi sitting on a buffet table that did have any sort of cooling apparatus. It was just sushi, warming to room tempature, in little plates. We both decided to pass on something with such a disturbing potential to cause food poisoning and went for the menu.
I ordered shrimp and veggie tempura, it came with Miso soup (which is what I was looking most forward to) and a salad. The salad was overwhelmed with dressing. The soup was bland and oily. It didn't have tofu, or seaweed. Which I know aren't mandatory, but why not go with the tried and true? It did have scallions. It also had noodles. The noodles made the broth slightly less bland, but only to get it an unpleasant starchy flavor. Blech.
The tempura shrimp and veggies were okay. A little oily on the batter, but *shrug* still okay.
My little brother enjoyed his dollar sushi. It was the most unappetizing sushi I'd ever seen in my life, even less appetizing than the lukewarm sushi on the table in the center of the room.
Rusans is definitely for those hurting for cash and jonesing for sushi.
Ru Sans - SUBPAR Customer Service – The restaurant from the outside appears nice. Although once inside the experience was awful. The waiter explained the item completely wrong twice. After we received the order, it was not what the waiter explained. We spoke with management who basically told us that the waiter was new and did not really understand the menu yet. She was very unsympathetic and rude. We ended up leaving immediately.
Do not go to this place.
Best Sushi in Atlanta! – RuSan's is the best sushi in Atlanta! If you are looking for REAL sushi, go to RuSans! They have $1 sushi and more!!! Sit at the sushi bar and the service is great; you won't be let down! The sushi is FRESH! My boyfriend and I eat there 3 times a week!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Biggie-sized culinary exotica, beginner sushi and extra ponzu – In Short
A busy, top floor space, with an elongated sushi bar and your own live version of a wa-saaa-bi commercial, RuSan's noisy and brash appeal winds up being a guilty pleasure. Blacklisted by the serious sushi set, it cranks out entry-level, heavily Americanized sushi at a fast pace. The menu reads like a racing form: Mad Max's Special, Flying Kamikaze, Lady Killer. Plenty are fully cooked (grilled or fried) in case you've got some beginners in the crowd.
For A Fun Good Sushi Experience – RuSan?s is a great sushi restaurant, where the atmosphere is entertaining, the service is prompt and the food is good. I?ve been to all their locations in the Atlanta and this one is my favorite by far. It?s located just off Moreland Avenue, in the Edgewood Shopping Plaza, just off I-20. You?ll find the establishment on the second floor, just above Caribu Coffee. Rusan?s also has outdoor seating, if you prefer to people watch.
You are usually greeted immediately for seating, many times by the Manager, and the chefs usually yell a greeting as well. There are about 12 booths and the place can hold about 75 patrons. Japanese art adorns the walls, some of which were donned by RuSan himself. The music is upbeat playing top 100 hits, Japanese style. The menu has a wide variety of inventive and delicious choices and also has an extensive $1.00 menu. There is a Lunch Buffet everyday for $8.00. Of course there?s the sushi bar, where you can sit up close and be entertained by RuSan?s chefs, where this always lively group of guys have fun while making their delicatable creations. They always remember to shout a hearty "Aligato" (thank you) as you are leaving the restaurant. You won't ever have a long wait for your food and they can accomodate large groups of about 15 if you give them advance notice. The food is good and is always presented beautifully. I have sampled most of the items on their menu, as I am a frequent visitor there, since I can go there for under $10.00 and still be more than satisfied.
Metal dishwashing piece found in dish!!!! – This place is NASTY!!! I ordered an udon noodle dish and while I was getting ready to enjoy it, I bit into a tiny piece of METAL!!! I immediately spat it out only to find it it was one of those metal scrapers used for dishwashing. How unsanitary can a restaurant get if its customer find dishwashing equipment in their food??? Disgusting! After notifying them about the incident, they didn't even offer a discount or anything, just a simple 'sorry'. Well, I am sorry to let you know that I will NEVER SET FOOT in this restaurant again. That could have ended hazardly if I swallowed the metal piece. Why are dishwashing equipments near the cooking section in the first place. As for the food, it is not even good. The noodle dish was extremely sweet that I could not finish it. I paid $10 for a grossly made dish....a waste of time and money. My advise to you restaraunt goers: RuSan's IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY. THE FOOD IS DISGUSTING!
For Sushi? – Not so much .....
just because they have an extensive sushi menu doesn't mean it's fresh or authentic. atmosphere is ok if you want loud loud loud and average sushi.
Finally something for the east side! – I work off Windy Hill so I was introduced to Rusan's by a few co-workers one day during lunch. I enjoyed the buffet because it provided me with variety that most sushi restaurants do not offer. For food that's fresh, relatively inexpensive, with a decent variety and quick, RuSan's is the ticket. Since I live east of the city it's not plausible that I'll travel all the way downtown to eat sushi...and definitely not up 75. On the weekends, I stay put. So when the new RuSan's opened near Little Five, I was elated!!!!
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