The owners of Sushi Cortaro in Marana have opened a second restaurant in central Tucson.
East Buffet at 75 W. River Road, off North Stone Avenue, has a buffet with nearly 100 items, mostly from the Chinese side of the menu, including soups, appetizers, vegetables, seafood, habachi, a full fruit bar and ice cream among the dessert offerings. The restaurant also serves sushi rolls and a few other Japanese items.
The restaurant is in the space that was home to another Chinese buffet restaurant.
East Buffet and the four-year-old Sushi Cortaro, 8225 N. Courtney Page Way off Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road, are owned by Derek Cheng. His chef at East Buffet comes from New York, where he cooked at that city's East Buffet (no relation, says Cheng's wife Tracy Lin).