Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 12:29am [Dine in]
Aji Taro is definitely popular for its late night sushi being available until 2am. Furthermore, its location is unmissable, facing No 3 road with a bright red banner. Despite being in such a great location, it is a shame that Aji Taro is also popular for poor service and poor food.
I used to go here quite a bit for AYCE (mostly out of desperation on really late nights), however it just isn't worth it anymore. It usually takes some time before you can get a seat because of its "popularity" and the service will most likely be backed up.
The food does not taste fresh. Also, it isn't anything out of the ordinary for orders to go missing, forcing you to desperately try to flag down waitresses that are very well-trained in the art of avoiding you.
One time I was seated near the back where the washrooms are. This was the worst dining experience of my life. The food seeped in the foul aromas coming from the washroom and I just completely lost my appetite.
There are better AYCE late night places than this. If you have to go here, deny the seats near the back washrooms AT ALL COSTS!
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Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 11:36pm [Dine in]
Kyle's Cafe can be found on the southernmost end of Commercial Drive. It isn't a very noticeable place, and the food isn't anything to make special notice of either. I had the BBQ pork and Tofu on rice and it was extremely saucy and salty. The BBQ pork didn't taste fresh nor did the rice.
On a positive note, they do serve breakfast here all day and for $6-$7 you can get surprisingly generous portions. The combo includes 2 eggs, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links, potatoes, toast, and 2 pancakes. The breakfast isn't bad at all (seeing as it is quite difficult to make a simple breakfast taste bad). The service was also friendly and quick. And the restaurant is kept quite clean aside from the chairs being quite ratty and looking like they have lived through 50 years of age.
All in all I would come back here just for the cheap breakfast.
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