Toyotomi started in Burnaby in 2004 with the vision of serving their customers some of the most unique and tasty Japanese food available in the region. The executive chef is Mao san who studied under Sato san, the former chef of the Japanese Royal family, and has 17 years Japanese cuisine experience.
A great place to go to for hot pot! Only $14 for the AYCE menu + $6 if you want seafood and sashimi. For a Asian hot pot Restaurant it was very clean and orderly. They have a lot of space which can cater to a large party if necessary. They are located on a smaller street so a lot of people still doesn't know it exist. Which is a shame but good for me because I don't have to wait for a table every time I go. The staff was very kind and welcoming. They have a lot soup bases to chose from. I love that the beef sashimi is in the regular $14 menu, which is great because I usually pig out on that! Ingredients was very fresh! The owner opened up a dessert nook in the Restaurant. They have the best chocolate lava cake I've ever tasted. I don't think I'll be going to another Asian AYCE hot pot restaurant. You just can't compare.
AYCE hotpot and sashimi at $20... need I say more?
The food isn't incredible quality, but it is a notch above any other AYCE hotpot places. Factoring in the price, I will say that it's one of the greatest deals you can find.
Overall the dining experience was great. The place was clean, which is rare considering the traffic and pace the servers are constantly at. The place is very comfortable, good seats and there is nothing you can complain about. At this price, you'd expect to be sitting in a worse decor. The service was good and fast, they attend to you quickly and are always on top of things like adding soup to your pot. Of course, at the speed they were working at, you can't expect them to be super friendly and attentive to just you.
I would definitely come back, and would try their desserts section of the store too.
Price was quite resonable especially they did have promotion right now.
Food was good and the portion was quite big as well.
The black samurai roll was very good that they used black sesame sauce for that roll.
I expected the mango dragon using mango piece but they only put mango sauce into it.
Their chicken yakiudon was the best stir-fry udon I had so far.
The BBQ saba was a little bit oily.
The restaurant was brand new so it's nice and comfort.
Overall, it's a nice spot to hang out, I would like to say it's worth trying. Go for it.
The manager also told me there was one other location in Burnaby north. They have more special rolls selection. I would try it when I pass by.
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