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Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

NEW AYCE SUSHI ON THE WEST END!!!

i'm so excited there's something on the west of the city - FINALLY!!

although, i haven't been there yet but i just wanted to share the good news to my sushi loving folks that live on the west side (Etobicoke, Rexdale area)

It's called Wakame Sushi - they just opened a location at Weston & Hwy 401 (behind Future Shop). I think they have another location on Bathurst and Sheppard tool.

they currently offer $18.95 pp for dinner (Monday to Thurs) + 15% off as a grand opening price.
I believe their lunch is $12.95 pp

cant wait to try them out and report on some goodies!!!

Feb 27, 2012
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

i might be blind.. but i havent seen a peep about Ginza Sushi AYCE here yet. we went to the weston and langstaff location this past weekend.
not that i'm about to sing super high praises. i would say... "mm.yeah. not bad.."
first off, i love their sushi. compared to MANY ayce restaus out there they don't give you a fistful of rice and a spec of fish on top (a bit of an over-exaggeration but you know what i mean) pricing is the usual ~$25(tax + tip included) but not including drinks.
i really can't say anything too bad about them except for the warm rice on the maki rolls but then again, they were very busy that night and we MAY have gotten the odd maki with the warm rice. overall we were satisfied. they had red bean ice cream which was a plus on my books! will go back to double check consistency!

oh! and here are some photos from our last sushi brunch at Maison du Japon for new year's eve. i was surprised to find out they're open from 3-5pm for "early" dinner! They give you a 10% off the dinner price if you go. i HIGHLY suggest going at this time if you want something a little more quiet, sashimi, and the chefs focusing on your order without any rush.... so technically, MDJ is now open the WHOLE day. yay. =)

Jan 18, 2012
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

fyi - this sushi place on dufferin and finch is now called Taka Sushi.
same offerings, i think they just did a name change...

dinner price was good on a weeknight (about $15ish per person)..
but i dont think we'd be going back as regulars...

on the upside, we're back to MDJ this weekend. :) havent been there in awhile...

Nov 22, 2011
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

Kaze Sushi All you can eat sushi buffet 4400 Dufferin Street, North York, ON M3H6A8
(if you're around the Dufferin and Finch area - it's tucked away in the canadian tire plaza, just south of Finch)

we went for our usual sunday sushi brunch to Kaze. we were curious about this restau bc it felt kind of odd to have an ayce at Dufferin and Finch (ha). so off we went. when we got to the plaza, the restaurant had a different name. confusing! but the menu had Kaze.
their menu had chinese food items in there (we only tried one item and laid off LOL. we were there to eat sushi not sweet and sour chicken ball). it seemed like a newbie-to-sushi restau but when the food came - i must say, they were pretty tasty!
drinks aren't free, you gotta buy. sushi to rice ratio was decent. they had salmon rose!!!!!!!!
their price is about the same as any ayce (12.99 for sunday brunch)
the service was very quick - there were only 4 tables being served. =P
it's a new restaurant that just opened and probably having a difficult time getting the markham/richmond hill/thornhill crowd to get there. lol.

it's worth a try. im not raving it's super awesome but if you live a bit on the west side and have no interest in wasting gas money to drive all the way east - i say kaze fits just right in there on the ayce list.

Aug 26, 2011
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

would like to check this out as well.. do they offer salmon rose for sunday brunch?

salmon rose FTW!

Feb 23, 2011
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

ooh! new ayce? how much is sunday brunch?
we've been repeat sushi brunching at maison du japon fo awhile now. they've been consistently great with their service and that's priority for us. better have good food and awesome service than really good food and bad service.

how does TJ Mix compare?
either way, i'd love to try it out - new menu, new yummy to the tummy!

(do they have salmon rose for brunch?)

Feb 23, 2011
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

ooh. interesting. we're planning another sushi round in september. maybe we'll try sushi fun. any idea how much their sunday brunch costs?
if drinks are 25 cents i guess it's not too bad.. although we are cheap-asses.. i'll sell it to the gang. we'll give it a try. has anyone been there recently? would like to know if they offer something unique for the palate...

Aug 23, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

hey guys... friends have told me many times not to eat at ten-ichi.. im sure they have some sort of uniqueness compared to other ayce restaus, but word of mouth is word of mouth. friends paid $30 each for dinner and felt they didnt have $30 worth of food since service was really slow... i agree it's quite disappointing to have to pay for drinks at ayce... most ayce usually includes drinks for free... try other locations... there are other ayce restaurants with better food, better service, better price and unlimited drinks out there.. just need a bit of looking... if you dont mind driving up from ten-ichi... there's hatchitarou, yang's kitchent, sushi on 7, maison du japon, and more east: hockey sushi, kaze, maki sushi and many more..

Aug 17, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

yes, found out it was sushi fun.. haven't been there thouch.. is this good ayce?

just an update. we went to maki sushi last month.. there's really nothing special about their menu. they had speciality rolls which made it a bit interesting prior to eating the food - which i must say we did not really enjoy. maybe we had bad timing bc our sushi rice was hard when we went. the place looked great, but the chefs at hockey just around the corner were hands down better... it was a "meh" for me. it might be a better experience for someone just getting into the ayce scene...

on the upside, went to hachitarou across markville mall yesterday for sunday brunch. just a few of us. went here before for a dinner bday and found the food was delicious and service was awesome - although it might be due to one of our guys knowing the owner... so sunday brunch we went. love that they have alot of different items on their menu compared to other ayces. a thumbs up on the sushi to rice ratio.. maki rolls were quite tasty and just the right size. BIG NOTE: make sure you order alot on your first round.. we found service got a bit slower when we finished our first round of orders and we were still hungry... their cooked food was awesome also. hachi has been known for their beef sashimi so we ordered this to try... we might've gotten the odd plate since it was sooo salty when we tried it. i'll give them another chance since we do plan to go back with a bigger group (we also noticed bigger groups got their food faster...) now moving on to dessert: YAY! they had red bean with ice cream.. milk tea with tapioca and the pop selection was as usual... they also had egg tarts,etc.. we didnt have a chance to taste everything on the menu but we're going back for sure. decor though is not uber-modernized but who cares.. food is great, washroom is decently clean and they wont bug you to leave unless you stay for more than 2 hours (which we did since we enjoyed the food so much and we're just a bunch of pigs really)...

Aug 16, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

how much is their lunch at maki sushi? saw their website and the decor is pretty nice. i just hope it's not like wasabi where place looks decent.. food is bad...

went to sushi on 7 this past weekend for early dinner. we got there around 6 and was surprised the place wasn't as busy as i thought it would be. it did pick up around 8-ish though. food at sushi on 7 was decent. the maki rolls were too big but they were good enough. we were there for good food and we were not disappointed. loved their sake boiled mussels... but im just a sucker for anything broth-based, so you decide when you get there. we had great service. the people there gave us enough time to finish our food and asked if we want to go for another round. :) big plus!

expectations for ayce restaus were never put on the same list as a la carte jap restaus.. there's a huge difference in food quality (obviously!) - ayce chefs wouldnt have as much time and care as a la carte chefs when it comes to sushi... so all in all.. i would go back to sushi on 7 - of course, with a small crowd so we can get the booths and not sit in the middle! =)

also, was driving by yonge and clark area and passed by an ayce restau - had a green sign but didnt get the name - anyone been there?

Jun 29, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Wasabi - ayce japanese buffet

Went for a family dinner - sunday evening. First time going to Wasabi...
Decor was better than some sushi ayce's.. but food quality wasn't that great.
IMO, i'd rather go to mandarin if i were to choose between the two.
Washroom was a little dirty (at least when we went there -- maybe i'm wrong?)
Service was so-so.. was hard to get ahold of the waiters/waitresses when i wanted to order sashimi..
got our order wrong as well... but who cares, we ate them anyway since we waited so long to get it....maki rolls were warm...sashimi and sushi was ok... there were alot of cooked/hot food.. i guess that's a plus if you're there for cooked food.. i didn't like the buffet-style though...
the kids liked the cool fondue-fountain... but that's about it for this restaurant.

i give it a 2/5 rating...overall. i wouldn't recommend if you're craving for a nice, simple sushi place to eat at. it was too much "nice-looking decor" and not enough "quality-good-food"... correct me if im wrong..

oh and one more thing. there was a whole tablespoon of leftover wasabi paste under one of the bowls we picked up when getting some tempura sauce (near the shrimp tempura area)... which left us paranoid with the rest of the dishes we were eating on... *sigh*

Apr 05, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

thanks petertheeater! im going in a few days with a couple of people. will let you guys know how it goes.

i called them today and asked for their price. the guy said $12.99 for lunch...? i thought it was $11.99... oh well..

Feb 01, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best All You Can Eat Japanese in Toronto GTA

Has anyone been to Syogun Japanese Cuisine recently?.. and i mean within 2 weeks. A group of us have been hounding sushi restaus for a few years now. We're not uber-picky, just a CLEAN, decent service, and good food is what we're looking for. For the past year, we've been going to Maison du Japon at Woodbine and John. The place has great service, clean and they have alot of choices. The food is always fresh when we go (Sunday brunch). I really recommend you guys try it out. Be there early and you get the best quality food. =)

Maison's still a favourite for our group, but we'd like to give the other restaus a try. We've been to Yang's and food is great there, but we waited for about an hour for our table and sat down for 30 minutes.. then they told it's last call..?? Left a bad taste.. so we're not going back there. We also tried Hockey Sushi up at Bathurst and the food there is good too, but the space was a little cramped. We've also tried Sushi Tomato once, it's closed now though. We've been to downtown ayce, midtown ayce, mississauga ayce... even Wasabi we've already tried and didn't like that one either.

Syogun is just north of Maison, and has caught our attention. I was wondering if anyone's been there in the past 2 weeks. Other forums have been saying the service was slow and the place isn't that great... but that was a few years back. The most recent one i read was saying that service has improved alot, and many say the food quality is really good too. I've tried looking for a menu and their price and came out with nil. Found photos of their food from late 2009 and it looked great....

Can anyone help me out with this?

Jan 28, 2010
jent24 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)