It pains me to write this review because this place used to be my favourite sushi restaurant on the Drive. Although it is small, it has always had quaint, friendly and accommodating staff. I frequented there in 2009-10 and the friendly manager always showed her appreciation for your patronage by giving you free miso soup, salad, edamame, and even a sample of the chef's special. No matter what you ordered, you always left full.
Since the end of the summer of 2011, things have changed completely. They renovated the inside and I must admit it looks more tidy now, but the business practice has changed. The complimentary side dishes have vanished, and the rolls have become smaller. You can tell that the staff, while friendly, are now more concerned with the business status quo than with warm welcoms.
Maybe it's because the economy has taken a turn; maybe it's because rents have gone up or the HST has hit them hard; or maybe it's just because they decided to stop offering free stuff. Whatever the reason, Sushi King has changed and it's kind of sad.
I still give it a good rating for service. The staff are very nice. I also think the food is standard for the most part. It's just the lack of appreciation that I notice the most now. Please revive your old practices!