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The Dish loves reader feedback

Two recent Dish items have garnered some reader feedback.

Last week's column suggested a Fort Wayne tour-of-sushi route, and two readers wrote in with additional suggestions to add to the tour.

Erik Koik, president of sp3 Cutting Tools Inc., in Decatur, says Tokyo Seoul (6193 W. Jefferson Blvd.) has some of the best sushi in town, as well as some excellent Korean food.

Jeff Sharpe touts the Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet (5507 Coldwater Road). He likes the restaurant for lunch, which offers an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes sushi for less than $8.

"They usually have eight or 10 varieties out at any time, and they make it fresh right there," he writes.

The June 6 column, which featured some most-desired restaurants in northeast Indiana, included a plea for a Melting Pot to move locally. Brett Scowden, an operating partner with the Indianapolis restaurant, wrote in about how amazed he was at the number of Fort Wayne customers he meets nearly nightly. He directs fans to the Melting Pot's Facebook page for some giveaways to the restaurant.

No plans are in the works to bring a Melting Pot to the Fort, unfortunately. Too bad. Good to know we're on his radar, though.

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