I`ve been to Yuko Maki on Lonsdale many, many times. It was my favourite place to get cheap sushi bites(3 different kinds of sushi for 5.95$! Can`t go wrong with that!) The keyword: "was".
Food & Value: It`s cheap, yes, but understandably: It is not amazing sushi. For example, one time when I ordered their 3 for 5.95$ combo, not only did they promise 6 slices per maki ordered on that combo, it only came with four. Moreover, their BC Roll tasted funny. There was absolutely no sauce on it, and more importantly, I think there was a bone or two in mine. Not pleasant... More than just the 5.95$ combo, one of my friends ordered their chicken bento box. It looked good but it was cold and overall unsatisfying - they could not finish it. Sometimes their food is better though - especially for the prices, you can`t go wrong going there.
Service: However it is their service that definitely makes a trip there a waste of time. Case in point:
I went here last Thursday (Aug. 14) to order some sushi, hoping my friend and I would get amazing sushi. No. We didn`t. We didn`t even get a TABLE. We walked up to the front desk and clearly asked for a table for two, and stood waiting there. The waitress just gave us monotonous look and a snappy reply: 'just wait a few minutes'. My friend was looking around the restaurant and saw that there was a table in the back that would fit the two of us perfectly, but...
Another couple walked in five minutes after us, asking for a table for four. The waitress took a two second glance to look at us and asked the people with the party of four to go with her, taking the table at the back that would have seated us. I don't know if it's because my friend and I clearly looked like students who wouldn't buy much or if it's because they had a bigger party - either way it aggravated us.
Yes, I understand that they had a bigger party, but we did arrive at the restaurant earlier. It would have been nice, too, if they'd bothered to say 'just please wait a few more moments', but no, they just completely dismissed us and left us hanging. Actually, I wouldn't care too much if their waitresses were just a little bit nicer. But they weren't. They were the rudest waitresses I'd ever encountered... and that's the only thing that's consistent about this restaurant. It makes the ambiance worse if the waitresses don't even smile or bother to acknowledge your existence.
Needless to say, I'm positive there is NO WAY I will be returning to this so called 'restaurant' anytime soon.