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7155 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250-3306
+1 317-578-9922
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Average food. Nothing out of the ordinary for a buffet. The shrimp was just okay and the crab was soggy making it hard to crack.

Thank Jacob Z
United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Journey is a great seafood buffet, however it does have some major downsides. First, they don't allow reservations for large groups. Which causes extremely long waiting times. I would be fine with even giving credit card number to reserve our table. If the group doesn't show up, charge them full price for every seat they reserved. (Similar to what... More 

Thank Heidi M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of "The Journey," my family calls this place the "Chocolate Fountain," as that is what we love most about this place. They have a chocolate fountain with different things for dipping - strawberries, marshmallows, etc. They also have a great assortment of seafood, salads, and other entrees. It's our usual place to go for our daughter's birthday, as she... More 

Thank Amanda H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Journey is reasonably priced for all that you get! The crabs legs are the only thing you really might want to steer away from as they don't look fresh, and have most likely been reheated. The sushi is freshly made and they keep it coming...delicious!!!

Thank Valerie D
Greenwood, Indiana
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115 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before. It's always SUPER BUSY so be prepared for that. We came as an early birthday dinner for my partner. We both really enjoy sushi. If you like sushi or sashimi then look no further. The journey has a great selection that rivals some of the other sushi places in town. The sashimi is also very... More 

Thank Chip M
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby, and this place is always packed. We went on a Saturday afternoon. Quite frankly, it was a disappointing experience. Most of the buffet items were sketchy, at best. We left hungry.

Thank Carey G
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not usually a fan of buffets, but the group I was with insisted that I try this place. There was quite a variety for people of all tastes. The salad bar was well stocked, the sushi chef was rolling out freshly made rolls. I saw a section for carved meats, though I didn't personally have any carved meats on this... More 

Thank Angela M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I am Asian, and I came here based on the recommendation of an Asian friend living in the city. We left feeling very satisfied as this place has everything you would want from a good Asian buffet! A great selection of Asian and American foods, including huge selection of sushi, two kinds of noodle soup, BBQ meat on a skewer,... More 

Thank Tracywithakid
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I live this place, food always fresh ,,, no strawberries for chocolate fountain, but I think I'll live

Thank julie e
Indianapolis, Indiana
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353 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It is amazing the number of people dining at the Journey at lunch time.....long lines waiting as well....(although it was the week between Christmas and New Years and many people were off work). The food was average, at best. Coconut shrimp was quite sweet but did not exhibit much coconut. The deep fried shrimp had a coating that was double... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7155 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-578-9922

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