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The Journey Sushi and Seafood Buffet

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4325 Lien Rd, Madison, WI 53704-3608
+1 608-663-6686
11:00 - 22:30
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! So impressed with the tremendous selection here. Sushi galore and delicious varieties. I don't usually care for buffets, but this one was amazing. We stopped on our way from Minneapolis to Chicago. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Beverly W
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped to try this buffet out to see if it was worthy. We all decided about the same that it was just ok! Nothing wrong with our meals at all, but nothing truly fantastic that we siad you gotta try this. It was just a run of the mill style unhealthy buffet with way too much MSG in thier... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great selection and very well prepared food. The wait staff is very friendly and immediate attention is given to your table. Finished plates are removed quickly.

Thank Rasmussen213
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My husband and I were excited to check out the sushi here after seeing decent reviews for the place, and we were sadly very disappointed. We went during what I would consider a prime dinner hour 6//7pm but the sushi rolls were dry as if they had been sitting out forever, especially the cuts of fish they were made with.... More 

Thank FaithWarrior1
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Journey has a big selection of Asian cuisine. Majority are Chinese entrees. They also have sushi and sashimi, a counter to order pho, and a hibachi grill. The place is always busy and all the entrees are filled to the max except the sashimi and raw oysters. Food is delicious for lunch and dinner time. Dinner time is more because... More 

1 Thank Betty C
Arena, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

DOS: 1/13/17 Let me start off by saying, I read a LOT of reviews on The Journey before heading there for a friend's birthday dinner (they love the place), because, A) I had to see what was available for gluten-free options, and B) what was the general public's feelings. Also, I've never been a fan of buffets because - seriously,... More 

Thank Sarah W
Sun Prairie, WI USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

You do not have to like Sushi to enjoy this - there are so many good options. Loved the appetizer selections.

Thank wdwtrekker
Richland Center, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful customer service! Friendly atmosphere! Will go back several times a month. I highly recommend The Journey for a wide variety of food. Sushi is great. Never get all the food sampled in a single visit. If you leave hungry, something is wrong. You need to check it out. There is always plenty of seating and always busy.

Thank 379jennas
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good selection of sushi, all you can eat buffet, this is for you. I'm not a sushi expert but I thought it was really good. If you're looking for fine dining, this place isn't for you - but lots of selection (salad bar, fruit, pizza, fish, chicken etc) for a reasonable price. This was my... More 

Thank Julda
Holmen, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Granted I was there on a hot evening but the restaurant was so hot that my glasses fogged up when I was putting food on my plate. My server did not talk out loud. His lips moved and after saying "What?" a few times, I answered based on what I assumed the question would be. The sushi was pretty good... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4325 Lien Rd, Madison, WI 53704-3608
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-6686

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?