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stephlucu Jul 19, 2007 10:39 AM

I've always heard of good sushi buffet places up north toronto.. like sushi on 7 and many other places discussed in this forum.. but I never heard anything in the downtown area.. does anybody know of any good sushi buffet in Toronto downtown ?


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    missmu RE: stephlucu Jul 20, 2007 06:38 AM

    Not sure if you count Yonge and Eglinton as downtown, but I enjoyed Sushi Eaton. Here's a previous thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/378323

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      Hondapendragon RE: missmu Jul 27, 2007 02:13 PM

      Went to Sushi Eaton last night.
      The tuna sushi pizza was really good and the food is fresh...

      but what's with the soy sauce?!?! It tasted so bad! We asked for the Light version and it was still gross! It ruined our experience and I won't be back.

    2. orangewasabi RE: stephlucu Jul 20, 2007 06:40 AM

      Sushi Island is AYCE (College west of Bathurs) and it's pretty good for AYCE sushi. You order off the menu though, it's not buffet style

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        evilalicecorp RE: orangewasabi Jul 27, 2007 02:52 PM

        i second that. Sushi Island has good sushi but you have a time limit of 1.5 hour i think..and the service is really slow.

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          abscissa RE: evilalicecorp May 21, 2008 05:30 AM

          Sushi Island is good BUT the time limit is very very strictly enforced, which for me can ruin a meal. Also, you are probably just as well to order off the menu a la carte unless you eat a LOT in a short period of time.

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            Teep RE: abscissa May 21, 2008 08:36 AM

            Try Aji Sai on Queen just west of Spadina. Currently they even have a $3 off coupon on a flyer, which can be found just in front of the cash register. Our server was kind enough to tell us about it and brought one over. The food is exceptionally good for $15.99 AYCE on a weekday (with the coupon. $2 more Fri-Sun). NO time limit IIRC.

            Also their deep fried banana has a crispy panko crust and is made on order, unlike Sushi Island's which sometimes can be limp and cold.


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        tartiflette RE: stephlucu Jul 20, 2007 06:50 AM

        Katsu Sushi on the Danforth does AYCE, though with a somewhat limited menu (no "expensive" rolls.. and no tuna, to my dismay). Their food is quite good though - I just order a-la-carte when I go, since I usually don't eat enough to get my money's worth at AYCE and I have a soft spot for tuna.

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          Sinfulia RE: tartiflette Jul 4, 2008 07:05 AM

          Tried Katsu for the first time this week. We usually hit Mariko further west on the Danforth, but decided on a change. Big mistake. Mariko is by no means excellent, but it is far better than Katsu. Mariko uses less rice in their rolls, less fatty cuts of fish, and things are made fresh for you. Mariko's menu also has much better selection of rolls and items in general.

        2. pinstripeprincess RE: stephlucu Jul 20, 2007 07:14 AM

          this topic has been discussed, like so many others, ad nauseum....

          use the quirky search function.


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            ekammin RE: pinstripeprincess Jul 22, 2007 12:25 AM

            Fune, at 100 Simcoe Street has, or used to have (I haven't been there recently) AYCE sushi the last Saturday evening of the month. They have a floating sushi bar, so you can pick off what you want as it floats by, if someone else doesn't get it first.

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              Smalph RE: ekammin Jul 22, 2007 08:58 AM

              Sadly, Fune no longer has the AYCE. However, I'll put in my word for them as a terrific sushi place anyhow. We are always impressed by the freshness, and if you feel up for the cliche, they do have the best sushi pizza I've ever had. They almost always have uni (yum!), and... well, they're our go-to place for good (full-price) sushi. For the AYCE, I'll say that Sushi Eaton, mentioned above, is pretty darn good. Best variety of any of the AYCE places I've gone to.

          2. thenurse RE: stephlucu Jul 27, 2007 04:23 PM

            SushiMan at Victoria and Richmond has AYCE sushi on Saturday night, once a month.

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              dmbphan041 RE: stephlucu Jun 10, 2008 08:12 AM

              Sushi Place (Queen West, a few doors down from Steve's Music) got bought out and hasn't offered AYCE for a loooooong time.

              any newer suggestions for AYCE sushi downtown? I'm not really looking for quality, just quantity.

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                Teep RE: dmbphan041 Jun 10, 2008 01:15 PM

                Did you try Aji Sai, as I reported in May, above? or newer than that?

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                  Teep RE: Teep Jun 18, 2008 07:33 AM

                  Was just at Aji Sai last night, they now have a time limit - ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES! it was actually fine for us, the items came reasonable fast and we didn't feel rushed. But those of you who don't even like the 2 hour limit should stay away.

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                    Pincus RE: Teep Jun 18, 2008 08:48 AM

                    Was it AYCE or was it a la carte when you went? I'm confused as to what they are offering.

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                      Teep RE: Pincus Jun 18, 2008 11:40 AM

                      They have both, I'm referring to the AYCE that has the time limit. This is the Aji Sai on Queen West near Spadina.

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                        Pincus RE: Teep Jun 18, 2008 02:32 PM

                        D'oh! I got confused between "Sushi Place" and "Aji Sai". Maybe if I learned to read...thanks!

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                      sushi king RE: Teep Jul 2, 2008 10:25 AM

                      i don't mind their time limit rules but i just don't like their service, the food is alright, the speed is usually alright, it depends on how busy they are. well, again, it's just the quantity you are looking for, not qulity food and good service.

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                  Smed RE: stephlucu Jul 2, 2008 05:31 PM

                  I really Enjoy Sushi D at College and Grace, Try the treasure island.

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                    happycamper RE: Smed Jul 2, 2008 07:41 PM

                    I am surprised how consistent their dishes are: they are not Fantastic, but the servie is always prompt and I always get what I expected.

                    I am surprised to see that Sushi Bon next door also started to AYCE. Any comments?

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