New Restaurant: The One Sushi
At this new sushi restaurant, order your dishes on an iPad.
Photography by Jared Sych
How do you do an all-you-can-eat buffet without a buffet? At The One Sushi, owners Jay Chen and Henry Zheng ripped out the buffet and installed an iPad ordering system that includes photos of each of the more than 100 items available. You select your dishes and the number of servings on the iPad, press a few buttons and the order is relayed to the kitchen. A few moments later, food starts to appear.
If you like what you’re having, you can order more – plates are appetizer-sized – or move on to others. The price is fixed at $17 for lunch on weekdays and $28 for dinner, so just keep on iPad-ing until you’ve had your fill. (Don’t be wasteful, however – The One reserves the right to bill you if you leave too much behind.)
The One specializes in sushi, Chinese, Korean and Thai dishes, so you can have wonton soup, sushi rolls, pad thai and General Tso chicken, all at the same meal.
The One is situated in the former Home Food Inn, a popular buffet outpost for years. Now, new technology has allowed more tables to fill the space where the buffet once resided. Which prevents us from getting stalled behind some slowpoke in the buffet line.
(5222 Macleod Tr. S., 403-259-8585)