I've been to this restaurant quite often, and it's not for the food, but the convenience. If it didn't have a good location, the business would be closed pretty fast with the way things are going. Luckily, this place is right beside Silvercity Theaters and with it's enticing, yet semi-clean setting, it's like tempting a baby with candies - or in this case, many babies.
Although I've been to this place many times, like I said, I am going to write a review for it this time (don't think I wrote one for it yet lol)
This review will be based off of its ordering menu and not buffet. I will add the buffet part in part two.
PART ONE - First the pros -
#1 - PRICE - price was fair for its location and the amount of food given, but did not justify the quality. I had a hard time choosing whether to place price within the pros and cons section but seeing how most of the people who come here are young and, pardon me for saying this, 'inexperienced or lenient' japanese cuisine munchers, i thought perhaps quantity was more important.
#2 - portions were quite enough, although not as generous as they used to be which i thought were probably due to the price of oil spikes.
#3 - spacious. the tables are nice and big for, normally, a party of 4.
PART 1 - Cons -
#1 - lukewarm food - the foods seem to be heated up in the microwave, meaning everything is pre-prepared. Normally, single order menu items are better than their buffet versions but seeing how I tasted no difference, it was quite a rip off here.
#2 - quality was definitely not good. I'm not saying you'll get stomach aches but what I mean is the quality of the ingredients used. Sushi rice falling apart, wrong or wrong portions of rice vinegar, and overall fastfood quality japanese cuisine.
#3 - sanitation was moderately clean, some areas having moldy corners and sticky floors are common - missed a spot perhaps?
PART TWO - pros
#1 - amount of selection on the menu
PART TWO - cons
#1 - price - this place's all you can eat is very high for the quality of food you get.
#2 - quality - poor, sashimi tasted lukewarm...and there the color was wrong
#3 - presentation - not good, looked messy and sloppy compared to other AYCE
#4 - taste - this place's taste are saltier than most other places, which requires you to drink lots of water.
#5 - service - bad, inattentive.
#6 - gratuity - definitely does not need to be automatically added especially when their service does not match up to it.
I will not come here again (repeats to self again and again) but seeing how it's a convenience after a late night movie, it's very hard to not get tempted.