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California woman rushed to the hospital after eating too much sushi

Woman who wanted to get her money’s worth at $50 all-you-can-eat sushi buffet ends up in hospital after consuming 32 rolls, endamame beans, jalapeno poppers and miso soup

  • Woman who binged on sushi went to hospital after getting severe stomach pain
  • Danielle Shapiro, 24, was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux disease 
  • The all-you-can-eat buffet fan now admits she should have taken it ‘slower’


A woman who forced herself to eat as much sushi as she could in one sitting was rushed to hospital after becoming dangerously ill.

Danielle Shapiro, 24, decided to get her money’s worth at the $50-per-head sushi buffet at Sushi 85 restaurant in Mountain View, California on 21st December.

In one sitting, Danielle ate a whopping thirty two rolls of sushi along with four gyozas, a bowl of edamame, two jalapeño poppers and a bowl of miso soup.

Real estate agent Danielle ended up paying the price for her indulgence when she woke up the next morning with a severe stomach pain and ended up in the hospital with Gastroesophageal Reflux disease – where stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, casuing irritation. 

Danielle Shapiro was rushed to hospital after deciding to get her money’s worth at the $50-per-head sushi buffet at Sushi 85 restaurant in Mountain View

Danielle posted a video of the incident on TikTok ¿ which amassed a whopping 11.4 million views from stunned social media users

Danielle posted a video of the incident on TikTok – which amassed a whopping 11.4 million views from stunned social media users

The real estate agent is a huge fan of sushi and ate a whopping 32 rolls at the restaurant. Pictured: Some of Danielle's sushi feast

The real estate agent is a huge fan of sushi and ate a whopping 32 rolls at the restaurant. Pictured: Some of Danielle’s sushi feast 

Danielle posted a video of the incident on TikTok – which amassed a whopping 11.4 million views from stunned social media users.

Danielle from San Mateo County, Northern California explains: I am a huge fan of sushi. I like to eat it a couple times a month if I’m lucky.

‘My best friend Amanda was in town for the weekend and she loves sushi as well so we were both looking forward to the All you can eat sushi experience.’

‘The all you can eat sushi is about $50 a person so Amanda and I had to make sure we got our money’s worth, which meant eating a lot.’

In one sitting, Danielle ate a whopping thirty-two rolls of sushi along with four gyozas, a bowl of edamame, two jalapeño poppers and a bowl of miso soup

In one sitting, Danielle ate a whopping thirty-two rolls of sushi along with four gyozas, a bowl of edamame, two jalapeño poppers and a bowl of miso soup

Danielle reported having 'severe' stomach pains the day after bingeing on sushi that led her to seek medical help

Danielle reported having ‘severe’ stomach pains the day after bingeing on sushi that led her to seek medical help

Danielle needed several days before she made a full recovery from her sushi binge and was prescribed medication

Danielle needed several days before she made a full recovery from her sushi binge and was prescribed medication

‘Our dinner was about 2 hours long because we were so stuffed we had to keep taking breaks.’

‘Immediately after dinner we were so full we had to sit in my car for about 30 minutes before driving home. My stomach felt very firm from all the sushi and probably the rice that expanded in my stomach.’

‘That night I went to sleep at my boyfriend’s house and I had the worst stomach ache but didn’t think much of it since I had a huge meal! I am not a morning person so when I woke up around 6am the next day I knew something was wrong.’ 

‘My stomach and chest had intense pain and it was hard to take deep breaths.’

Alongside her feast of sushi rolls, Danielle ate a bowl of edemame beans

Alongside her feast of sushi rolls, Danielle ate a bowl of edemame beans

The pair's dinner lasted for two hours because multiple breaks were need to help them digest after stuffing themselves

The pair’s dinner lasted for two hours because multiple breaks were need to help them digest after stuffing themselves

Despite the result of the evening, Danielle is keen to continue eating sushi although admits she needs to listen to her body

Despite the result of the evening, Danielle is keen to continue eating sushi although admits she needs to listen to her body

Danielle’s boyfriend Sam and her grandma drove her to hospital. She remained there for several hours before being diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux disease and prescribed medication for the ailment. 

However Danielle needed several days before she made a full recovery from her sushi binge.

Surprisingly, Danielle says the traumatic experience hasn’t put her off sushi forever – and she’ll definitely be eating her favourite food again.

She says: ‘I will definitely eat sushi again! This experience has not ruined sushi for me, or the all-you-can-eat sushi experience.’

‘I did learn that next time I need to listen to my body and take things slower.’

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