I’ve been to many Japanese restaurants but none can compare to I Love Sushi in terms of value, food, and service.
Food: Fresh and tastes great.
For the lunch menu priced at around $10, it is pretty extensive and offers not only Japanese food but also Malaysian and Chinese food. They also offer ramen in their AYCE menu so that is definitely something special compared to other AYCE Japanese restaurant. Aside from their menu, I really appreciate the fact that they do not cut my orders in half. In other places, they deliberately cut my orders of sashimi in half. So if I order 10, they serve me 5. Although this is not a big deal, it becomes very annoying if every AYCE place does that. Granted, I Love Sushi does miss orders once in a while but that is not a problem as we can always order again. The food itself is pretty tasty, especially for only $10 (B-menu) and $13 for the C-menu that includes unlimited salmon and tuna sashimi.
Service: Friendly and attentive.
I’m not very picky about service. As long as they are friendly, deliver what we asked for (within reasonable boundaries), and fill our cups when it’s almost empty, then I’m satisfied. Strangely, many AYCE sushi places cannot fulfill the above criteria so I’m happy that this place does. Our first time there, the manager even came to recommended and explain the origins of the ingredients, which I also appreciate.
The B-menu for lunch has the best value for $10. The C-menu with sashimi is also very reasonable at $13. The dinner menu is pricier at around $20 (B-menu) but it’s worth it for the increase food selection and service.
Ambiance: Bright, clean, and spacious.
The place itself is fairly neat and clean. There are also many big windows and lights which makes dining more enjoyable. The restaurant itself it pretty big and the washrooms are also clean. It is a pity that not many people dine here (at least not during the times that my family and I went there) because this place deserves more customers than other AYCE sushi places such as Fish On Rice.
It is definitely worth checking out. I just wish that it wasn’t so far. If I live in North Van, I’d definitely go there more often. Hopefully, this place maintains its standards.