TASTE TEST:  BC Osaka rolls out unlimited sushi

The sushi at BC Osaka in Hobart

HOBART — The Midwest loves a good buffet, and BC Osaka Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet is the upper crust.

Visitors encounter a huge mural of a pastoral Japanese countryside amid an elegant dark wood-paneled interior when they first walk into the massive pan-Asian buffet at 2999 E. Lincoln Highway in Hobart.

BC Osaka has a dizzying array of buffet options, including salad, fruit, soup, crab, mussels, oysters, clams, Cha Siu Bao, sole, baked salmon, any Chinese buffet staple you could think of, and of course, sushi. The cornucopia of sushi includes caviar, roe, eel, squid, octopus, tuna, white tuna, salmon, smoked salmon, red snapper and dragon rolls. 

Look, it's a buffet nearly 800 miles from the closest ocean. The seafood may not be just out of a fisherman's net. The fish may not always be deboned and the shrimp may not always be deveined, but there's a reason BC Osaka is packed to the rafters every weekend.

You can eat an unlimited amount of pretty darn good sushi for just $14.43 per person. The nigiri is especially good, and the colorful specialty rolls are crammed with all the favorites like shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado and mayo. Make sure to try to smoked salmon nigiri. You also can load up on favorites like Mongolian Beef or Crab Rangoon.

Hey, there's even deep-fried sushi.

For more information, visit bcosaka.com or call (219) 947-9888.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.