I guess my title says it all. We decided to try this restaurant as the few times we passed by, it seemed pretty full. You can basically do either all-you-can-eat or a la carte and we decided to try all-you-can-eat. I don't know if going on a Thursday night somehow makes a difference on the experience, but it was not a good one.
For starters, our server was less than attentive and seemed to deliberately ignore me when I glanced over. Then there's the food, the items on the kaiten (the buffet is served as a conveyor-belt restaurant, although the selection on there is quite basic) were barely touched and the two things we decided to try weren't that great. Then we ordered some nigiri sushi. The rice was so dry and the tuna was FAR from fresh. The spicy salmon sashimi was obviously done with really old salmon as well.
So we decided to stay away from the fish and tried cooked foods to see if that might be a better choice....bad idea. The tempura was SUPER greasy (it seemed as if it cooked, cooled and then was thrown back in to warm it up...if you do that with deep fried stuff it tends to just soak up oil), the chicken karage although greasy, still managed to be really dry on the inside.
Suffice it to say the place was horrible and I would not recommend it anyone. I realize you may want to take each review with a grain of salt, but if you choose to go to Taisho, take a couple Rolaids with you as well.
The one positive I can say, is the place looks clean (although the kitchen, which is open concept, could have been better); the decor is also not bad, bright (in a nice way) and earthy...it's certainly becoming.