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xtal Aug 24, 2005 10:51 AM

Any reviews of Kuni Sushi Ya?

I've been through the old posts, including the 'cheap sushi' thread, but have yet to come upon a definitive review of this place.

Kuni Sushi Ya is the newest (I think) addition to the Japanese fare on Baldwin St. I'm particularly interested in hearing about their all-you-can-sushi dinner special. This is for a group, and the group loves noshing on ridiculous amounts of sushi and other assorted Japanese fare. Our usual haunt is Katsu on the Danforth, but we're looking for something a little more downtown, as most of us live in the area.

Post away, and thanks in advance.

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    halo Aug 24, 2005 06:09 PM

    I heard Katsu on Danforth is BAD.

    Kuni Sushi Ya all you can eat has been getting good reviews. highly recommended. make sure to eat all the food.

    here are some reviews of Kuni Sushi Ya:

    Link: http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/sh...

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    1. re: halo
      pinstripeprincess Aug 25, 2005 12:21 PM

      i haven't done the all you can eat but it seems like everything is available.... possibly not the expensive fish sashimi, ie hamachi but i'm not sure.

      i've been there and eaten their spicy salmon roll, hamachi, ramen and soba. their hamachi was exquisite and since i'm used to sushi on bloor, sashimi servings were a bit on the small size. the rolls though were a good size for sure.

      i did see someone get a dragon roll from the ayce, and it actually came with two! it was rather huge and beautiful and amazing.

      service is a tad scattered but overall the atmosphere in that area is really nice too.

      1. re: halo
        xtal Aug 26, 2005 10:24 AM

        Thanks for the great link to the RFD forums... I had no idea they had any sort of resto reviews on there.

        I'm going this weekend, and will report back.

        1. re: halo
          bluedog Dec 7, 2006 04:09 PM

          Hmm, just cause it's in my neighbourhood, I feel I should post a balancing comment on Katsu, though with the caveat that I haven't been there in a few years.

          I wouldn't call my expreiences there "bad" per se, just mediocre. But if: 1. AYCE Japanese is your thing, with the quality that usually implies, and 2. you are in the neighbourhood anyhow, and 3. you are hungry...well then it might be worth a visit. Not a stellar recommendation, but not flat out "bad", either (at least it didn't used to be).

          Personally I go to Aji Sai.

        2. jennjen18 Dec 6, 2006 07:23 PM

          Any updates on this Japanese AYCE resto? Is quality still up to par, as well as service? Do they have a 90 minute rule? What about pricing? How much is it for weekday and weekend, lunch vs. dinner?

          Thanks a bunch!

          1. Teep Dec 7, 2006 01:43 PM

            I posted a review on Nov 13 in this thread

            May I politely point out the "Search" box at the top of the page? many people don't seem to see it and just go ahead and ask a new question when the topic was recently brought up.

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            1. re: Teep
              jennjen18 Dec 7, 2006 04:27 PM

              May I also politely point out that your post didnt answer whether they have a 90 minute rule, and how much it is for a weekday lunch, and weekend dinner and lunch.

              Any info on that? Thanks!

              1. re: jennjen18
                Teep Dec 7, 2006 05:48 PM

                No I don't remember them telling us there was a time limit, we were there about 90 minutes and no hassles. Service was OK except for the mix up in orders. The $18 was for weekend dinner, I think they start at 4:30 pm or something, but I did not see a lunch price. You can always call them to find that out.

                1. re: Teep
                  jennjen18 Dec 9, 2006 06:02 AM

                  Kuni Sushi No.

                  I've just returned from having dinner on a Friday at this restaurant. I dont think I'll go back.. it wasnt so great. I'd give it a 4 out of 10, and my friends had the same opinion.

                  First, sashimi wasnt so great. Fresh, well, its not that its not fresh, but the sashimi were stuck together!!! They had no cutting skills whatsoever, it seemed (as what Teep had put in her post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/311815). Also, they were of different sizes too. Our sake (salmon) sashimi were thinly sliced while the tai (red snapper) were a mouthful per slice. Oh, and the white tuna/butterfish, it was leaking.

                  The rice for the rolls were not good, it was mushy. They were just poorly made. The flavours didnt blend well, some were drowned with wasabi, and some just didnt come. Ick to rolls, really.

                  We didnt order too much of the cooked foods, 'coz we were full, though I wasnt that full, I was just not so confident with the cook staff. We ordered the tempura squid and that was nice. Yaki tori was okay, not the best. Chicken wings were all drummettes, and they were very fatty.

                  Oh yes, and no green tea ice cream. Wow, an AYCE Japanese establishment with no green tea ice cream. Now thats a first.

                  I wouldnt go back. It was a good deal at $18, but there was just no variety at all, really. I went to Nagoya, and with their 15% off event, I'd go again. They had a full menu of stuff, and their fish is fresh with clean cutting, and grilled things (I like grilled foods).

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              merlot143 Dec 7, 2006 03:53 PM

              I recently went there but not for the AYCE. I still liked it -- the quality was better than Sushi on Bloor, which I now avoid having discovered they regularly fail their health inspections.

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