I was in Calgary last weekend and had some pretty sad AYCE sushi, and started to crave the good old Vancouver standby.
Food- It was actually pretty good. Way better than the Burnaby location. All our hot dishes were hot, and all the rolls were fresh. Small portions but that's the AYCE standard.
Service- Holy crap, I was amazed. So different from the Burnaby resturant. Not only did we get ALL the food we ordered, but it came out quick and with a smile. Servers didn't let our order slips sit on the table for more than a minute or two, and they actually did quality checks! drinks were always filled, questions answered, can't complain.
Value- On this particular day I did eat more than $15 worth of food, but usually I don't. If you just want sushi then go somewhere else as the AYCE is overpriced, but if you want a lot of variety and it's your only meal of the day then it's worth it.
Ambiance- It's a nice room. Lots of light, nicely decorated etc. What lost a star for me is the plasma TV's with UFC on. If it was sumo wrestling then maybe they could get away with it but ultimate fighting... c'mon it's not a bar.
overall a pretty good place for AYCE. If you're not getting the happy hour or lunch deal then it's a bit pricey.