eating indie in indy

The Journey 7155 E. 96th Street

I have read reviews of this joint on the old Urbanspoon and the “new” Zomato. The ones from last year,and earlier: no bueno. The more current ones were much more complimentary. As a matter of fact I had planned on taking my Granddaughter there for lunch prior to viewing the Force Awakens,in IMAX 3D. Time constraints prevented it,we ended up going to some chain place.

Anyway,Pat and I had lunch here today. The building is huge and the exterior does make a dynamic statement. I always find taking pictures of buffets to be challenging. Especially this one as it covers a great deal of territory. Nevertheless. I tried.

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This is part of the salad bar; featuring both fruits and vegetables.

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These shots are from the Asian station; featuring Teriyaki clams, spicy fried octopus and a nice bone in baked fish, as well as more stuff than I had a chance to name or sample.

They offer a stir-fry action station. That is where you pick your ingredients and they are cooked to order. They also offer a more Mid Western comfort station where your are served ribs and smoked sausages and help your self to the sides.

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They also offered a cook to order Udon noddle station;and pizza. Their sushi was what you would expect. An array of nicely prepared rolls relying more on veggies than fish.

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I had a marvelous time. The foods I ate were more than satisfactory. I had at least $15 worth of satisfaction for $8.50; less the senior discount. That comes down to $7.85. Hell a salad bar is worth  that. Am I satisfied? Yes. Would I go back again? Yes. The only thing negative I can say is that someone burned a batch of the Chocolate chip cookies. You couldn’t tell until you saw the bottoms. Of course the cook knew. Shame.

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5 responses

  1. Interesting. Does seem like great value, perhaps especially for families. I think we’ll check this place out. I’m not into buffets overall, but it looks very clean, doesn’t it?

    I looooooved The New Orleans House. Gawd, that place was phenomenal. That was our celebration restaurant when I was growing up. I had a cousin who managed it for awhile, and have since befriended one of the bartenders as well. It’s no wonder it was such a great place — incredible staff, very happy, just as sad to see it close as I was.

    February 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    • I have some ambivalence about buffets myself. The glutton in me digs them but the trained chef has to “tsk tsk” dis-approvingly about some of the stuff they do. The bottom line is a buffet is a way to serve large amount of food to a whole bunch of peeps. Putting one out can be a bunch of fun. This joint was very clean and well appointed. Their dinner is $20 so I don’t know if that meal has much value added. A bartender at The Alewerks,down the street told us they bring out Prime Rib carvers and crab legs for the occasion so s few slices of Rib may make it worth it.

      February 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

  2. What an overwhelming amount of food! I bet you wish you had four tummies like a cow, just to try it all. I wouldn’t know where to start. I guess not with the cookies… And that price! Amazing! For comparison, we stopped by Wendy’s after my husband’s colonoscopy yesterday (he hadn’t eaten in 2 days and was ravenous), and just the cheeseburger combo was $8. What you got for less than that price is a feast. Did you try the Teriyaki clams? I’ve never heard of that before.

    February 19, 2016 at 10:50 am

    • My first plate had the clams, octopus and fish,with some noodles and rice and some form of pork. I was lost trying to look at all of the stuff and take pictures. I will definitely be going back. They had just so much stuff. It sort of reminded me of old time Vegas.

      February 19, 2016 at 11:02 am

  3. Yay! I found another Indianapolis foodie! Great blog!

    February 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

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