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BC Sushi

2126 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6X2C8
Tel: (604) 732-9923
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

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Very good if not the best AYCE Sushi
By eating good food of Vancouver (113 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 1:44pm [Dine in]

I patron here periodically with my cousin and some of my friends. It's pretty good food and the service is a little bit better than other AYCE sushi bars that we have gone to such as Sui Sha Ya where serivce there is average at best.

Anyhow, the staff here seems pleasant and friendly and though at times they may forget or simply not bring all items that we requested the last time we came (Last Tuesday) they didn't forget a single item (and we were a party of 4)...that was unusual, but nice

I noticed that they have a pretty good menu actually which great selection (of course it's menu A, B and C) so pretty much for AYCE everyone is entitled to Menu A, and then I think to go for menu A and B costs and additional $5 (Prices are different depending on what time of day you go....I think the most I paid for AYCE was about $23 including taxes...Menu A and B) but seriously for AYCE it is a good deal especially if you are a big eater. and they have lots of good food. My favourite is the tonkatsu, the chicken Karrage, thier BBQ wings and thier salmon...ALL TASTY and more. If you like Japanese and alot of it, I would definatly come to this place, and I notice the service is better than Sui Sha Ya.

Value? Well as I said before, it's all you can eat, so unless you are as thin as a stick and don't eat much, for around $20 to eat as much as you want warrents 5 stars for Value. I'm telling you it is very good food

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Tasty for the most part.
By stripperdj of east vancouver (55 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:01am [Dine in]

Went for the AYCE,and decided to go for the ABC menu,whch is the top priced choice. You can have A, A and B,or ABC,at 3 different prices.

Got seated right away,place was busy. Was nicely surprised by the selection on the menu. The Dragon roll alone was a nice change.
The roll selection alone is huge,and covers all kinds.
Over all,the food was good. However,the Ika Karrage came out tasting of burnt oil.,and the Kaki Pon had a strange aftertaste.
The solid hits for me were the deep fried spicy prawns,the dragon roll,and the Amaebi sashimi.
The only real complaint is the common one for Sushi joints. They never bring all that you order.it took a really long time to get all our items,and of course you have a time limit.granted,they were busy,but it would be nice to get everything you ordered within a reasonable amount of time. It took an hour to get our fried items.
Definitely a place i will return to.

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I'm full!
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I tried the late night AYCE sushi and had a mostly pleasant experience. The selection was pretty good, and the food was better than average for this sort of place. The calamari was particularly noteworthy, as were the chicken wings. And the sushi was good, too.

The restaurant was full, and the servers were working really hard to keep up, so I have no complaints about the service. The hot orders were a bit long getting to the table though. As far as ambience, it wasn't great. I also found grease on my plate and a bit of sauce on my napkin before the food arrived. That was kinda gross...

Overall, I would say this place is good value for the money if you aren't too picky. It brings back happy memories of Bino's, and its a lot closer to home than Richmond Sushi :) .

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Beat the clock
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

I hadn't eaten all day and while out with a group of friends, one of them suggested this place. Thinking back I could've done without eating but at the moment we all obliged.

It was still busy at around 10:30pm when we filed in, and the front staff told us that AYCE was doing last call in about 10 minutes. There is no order sheet so we just started barking out dishes to order. While there is a good selection to choose from, the food standard here just passes as edible. The rice on the nigiri, cones and rolls were mostly hard, while there were a few pieces where it was as soft as mush..thawed? The chicken teriyaki tasted burnt, but didn't look overdone, yet the batter was not fully cooked either. Those chicken wings had that 3 day old poultry smell and taste, but came out hot. The pollock in the california rolls were a suspicious near paste consistency, and those gyozas, it plain tasted strange. Most of the dishes appeared to be made in advance and left to sit before served.

Service is the absolute minimal, they tossed our dishes on whatever space was available at the table and will lean across to do it. A missed a few orders, but they do clear empty dishes quickly, I was able to get an extra set of chopsticks immediately, they refill waters (no tea, though) and we even got a couple of thank yous on the way out. From beginning to end, we were done and had left in less than 50 minutes. Record time.

The space looks clean from the wait area, but some areas are claustrophobic, our booth complete with greasy table and with broken bench seat and all.

This place is for those with little to no discriminating taste, so don't eat here and gripe afterwards if you anticipate paltry on your plate. It meets the need to feed the hungry for cheap at the cost of (substandard) quality. It didn't make me sick..frankly I felt great afterwards but I doubt I'd be back.

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Somewhere in the middle
By fella of Vancouver (72 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

I would say that BC sushi is somewhere in the middle of Tan Popo and Shabusen. The service was excellent and very friendly. We had the all you eat lunch which offered some different selection from other all you eat outlets. I would have to try them again for dinner before I made a real decision. Great value for the price.

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Tries Hard But Food is Subpar
By thecritic of Vancouver (374 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 20, 2006 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

The service was good for an all you can eat-ery. We were served promptly and always received exactly what was ordered which I have had a problem with somethimes in other all you can eat sushi places. The food came out fast, almost too fast. Like it was sitting on the counter waiting to be served. Sure enough, the hot dishes were cold. The sushi was not fresh. Overall, the food was just plain bad. I am probably being generous with a food rating of 2. I will not return.

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Late night AYCE
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 30, 2009 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

Went for a snack after a hockey game and found that the late night AYCE was a better deal than ordering a la carte. I don't know when it starts but it was on at 9:30. A standard menu for $11 then you can expand and include sashimi and some other things for $4 more. The standard was pretty good with lots of sushi and hot items. Sushi was good and fresh as well as the rolls tried (scallop, cali, tuna). Gyoza were good as well. The bad part was the oyster motoyaki, it came in a tin dish and there were no oysters, just small bits of scallops. Service was fast and efficient. Would return for a late night, but don't know if it's worth a full price.

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It's Alrite....
By xlee8 of Delta (113 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 12, 2006 - 8:40am [Dine in]

We normally dont come out to this part of town, let alone for sushi, but we were in the area and my bf had heard about this place so we decided to give it a try.

Food: we had the all you can eat lunch. the menu had a pretty wide selection. typical chinese run japanese place quality. the menu says bbq corn, but it's more like steamed corn.

Service: food comes out very quickly. plates cleared and water/tea refilled quickly. the service there is more about efficiency than anything.

Ambiance: nothing really stood out. nothing really special.

Overall: if i'm in the area again, i wouldn't mind coming back. be prepared to go for a walk after all you can eat tho!

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Where's my miso soup??
By azn_msfyt of Delta (194 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 1:52am [Dine in]

Food: There was an extensive all you can eat menu but we were in a hurry so ordered a la carte. I liked how the tempura had a lot of crunchy batter and wasn't at all soggy. Chicken teriyaki was good but you can't mess that up. The california rolls were kinda mushy but were still ok. Sushi was good (wasn't frozen like a lot of other "japanese" places).

Service: Food came very promptly and we were given drinks right away. However, they forgot my miso soup and ebi sunomono and we had to ask for it in the end. We got an extra miso soup out of it but never received my ebi sunomono. They are also so concerned with clearing plates quickly that they'll start doing the whole clean up bit while you're still sitting there. A waiter dropped some plates on some customers behind me cuz he tried to grab too many at once... :(

Ambiance: Very typical. Nothing special.

May go back if I'm in the neighbourhood and need a quick bite for cheap. My bf and I were able to get full off of $24 after tax! Of course the all you can eat is much more expensive (20 or 23 per person depending on what all you can eat menu you choose) but no need for it when you can get full from just the a la carte menu which can end up being much cheaper.

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Mediocre AYCE Sushi
By ChivalryX of Burnaby (60 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

After a friend recommended getting take out from here, we read that they had AYCE sushi. We were a bit wary after reading the reviews on Dinehere.ca.

When we arrived on a Sunday afternoon, it was busy, but not packed. We were seated promptly.

The AYCE menu has a decent number of items for the "non sashimi" area. The extra cost for the Sashimi didn't worth it for us, as the list of raw items was quite sparse for lunch.

Overall the food was passable. As you would expect with AYCE, you get smaller pieces of fish, and more rice with everything, but the rolls and nigiri were well formed and appetizing looking, which isn't always the case for AYCE. As with many non-Japanese run places, they don't know how to make proper sushi rice. There's not even a hint of sushi vinegar in the rice, which makes the rolls a little on the bland side. Still edible though.

The Service was suprisingly good, considering the poor reviews from others. Our empty plates were removed promptly, and our tea cups refilled quickly. There was always a waiter around to take our order when we wanted to add additional items.

The ambiance was just fine. The restaurant was somewhat modern, and seemed relatively clean.

Overall, it was an experience to try, but we probably won't be making any special trips to visit BC Sushi again as there are many superior places to eat.

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not good
By genki39 of burnaby (82 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

Came here with some co-workers after work one nite. As one of us was craving sushi and being quite late this was the place they picked. Well the service was okay and the sushi wasn't very good. You could tell that they use very cheap ingredients and low quality fish, not fresh at all. I would not recommend this place to anyone, just not good quality.

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A sashimi lover's heaven
By pickyjerk of kitsilano vancouver (67 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 9:59pm [Dine in]

This place is a really good one if you love fish. I do, so I love BC sushi

Their rolls are OK, I like their selection of different kinds of seafood such as octopus (generous portions), grilled mackerel (so so good) and, importantly, unlimited sashimi at lunch! Take that Tomokazu and Shabusen! But really, if you love sashimi you are really gonna get your 15$ worth here.

However, you probably wont be getting everything you ordered (in fact, I have been like 5 times and have still never gotten my butter octopus, somehow)

BAD sunomono, no gommae, good tempura, bad noodles.

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decent ayce sushi
By alpha_dog of richmond (61 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 13, 2009 - 1:00pm [Dine in]

tried this place out with a couple of friends on a weekend night because i was starving and i felt after this place did a good job of satisfying my hunger.
the food is average, you can taste that the sushi is not the freshest out there like some of the other japanese restaurants nor are most of the other dishes on the menu. there is no limit on sashimi which is good and their deep fried scallops are pretty tasty. for what its worth, the food is overall solid.
in terms of service, there isnt any. waiters and waitresses are there to take your order and after that, you are basically on your own. grab your own refills, grab your extra napkins, and whatever else you need.
ayce pricing on a weekend night was around 15 or 16 bucks, cant remember. that is an alright price but there are cheaper prices around town (just have to find them).
the ambiance is just like any other japanese restaurants. the environment is loud mostly with all the talking from all the other customers. that is expected with an ayce place.
bc sushi definitely took away that hunger, i ate til i could no longer eat. however, that is all it did.

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Good, reasonably priced take out
By kathmcgrath of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 11:29am [Take-out]

This has become our regular take out sushi place in the neighbourhood, after trying a few others around Broadway/Arbutus/4th. We usually only order the basic rolls: California, dynamite, spicy tuna, etc, or terriyaki don, but it's always tasty. The food is always ready quickly and we've never had any screw ups with the orders. It's not GREAT, but it's consistently quite good.

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Mediocre....
By GPN of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

Late evening meal for me and my girlfriend in July 2011.

We weren't made to feel important while waiting to be seated - so much so we thought they'd forgotten about us. Once seated our table and plates weren't properly clean, this is a simple expectation wherever anyone eats out... Wasabi was already on the table (how long had it been there? I want mine fresh with the meal), we didn't order sushi but a curry and noodles. Chicken in the curry was mostly gristle and very poor cuts of meat (seriously cheap), rice was not freshly cooked (very bulky). Beef noodles were acceptable.

Service was way below average - especially slow.

We left disappointed and will not go back.

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It is okay
By CRSKNG of Vancouver (18 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 28, 2009 - 11:10am [Dine in]

Nothing more and nothing less. The place is passable and for the price of late night AYCE, this place is a solid pick. There is nothing special about this place and the service is busy and pretty rushed. The food is alright and is pretty typical of all AYCE places. Price on the other hand is pretty good when comparing to the rest of the late nights as long as you get menu A and not A + B.

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Late night AYCE
By xFoodForThought of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

Been here a couple of times with a group of 4-6 but never got around to putting a review in.

Food: Overall, I would say the food is solid. The edamame I ordered came out cold but on the other hand, the tonkatsu I ordered came out hot and tasty. There isn't a real big selection of food, but it's worth the price(11$-12$).

Service: Average. Sometimes I would have a hard time communicating in English to one of the waiters or waitresses for more tea refills, napkins, or food orders.

Area: Don't expect too much from an AYCE restaurant, they're not always "clean". Make sure to double check your plates and tea cups before using.

A good place for late night AYCE.

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Absolutely Terrible - Will Never Go Back Again
By finix04 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 13, 2009 - 11:27am [Dine in]

I've been to enough All You Can Eat restaurants to be able to rate them against each other. The food here was alright, but the service was atrocious.

My friends and I had to wait for a table to open up despite an obvious section being free. We were never offered tea (which is usually what is offered before water).

Our first order came relatively quickly, but was never completed. Our second order tried to compensate for the fact that we never received the rest of the first one - however we waited more than 30 minutes for the second order to even show up. Even then we only received one or two items out of the several ordered.

When we questioned the server about it, she snapped at us that they were backed up but we would receive everything.
Last call came less than the 1.5 hours that we apparently have to eat ALL WE CAN EAT. In our outrage, we questioned again where our food was, and they said it was coming. We made an extremely large order for our last call, guessing we wouldn't receive any of it.

Sure enough - nothing came, and as we questioned another server, she snapped at us that she didn't know anything, too bad, it's time to go.

My friend asked for the manager upon payment and explained that the reason for not leaving a tip was purely based on the lack of service. The counter girl then replied with a snarky response, "Do you realize how backed up we were? I'd like to see you try".

I have been to enough busy sushi restaurants, and this restaurant was far from overloaded. There were still empty seats around. I will never go back here, and I hope you save yourself from this terrible experience. We only got half our order, and paid more than if we got a la carte. Regardless, the service was unbelievably terrible and the comments were uncalled for.

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Worst Service Imagineable
By sushigirl11 of point grey, vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:10am [Dine in]

I had been here once, several months ago, and had an enjoyable time.

However, on tonight's visit, we had to wait for a table while one section of the restaurant was empty; the group behind us was seated promptly in that section.

Half of our first order never arrived, and when we inquired about it, we were told it was on its way, as we placed our 2nd round of orders. Dishes on our 2nd order also never arrived, along with the missing dishes from our first order. We then received dishes we had not ordered, off of the more expensive all-you-can-eat menu B, which contains the Sashimi items. Again, we asked if we had more food coming that we had ordered, and were assured that we did.

Then, we were told it was last call, despite already having waited 35 mins for food that never arrived. We placed one more order, which also arrived incomplete. When we informed our server of the missing items, she shrugged and said it wasn't her problem. Upon paying, we commented to the managers about this poor service, and that we would have received better value for our food had we ordered off the a la carte menu; the manager said she would like to see us do a better job rolling sushi when the restaurant was busy.

I am appalled at the service we received. I have been to many busy restaurants before, and have NEVER been treated as badly as this. I am NOT intending to return here again.

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Awesome Service!
By sushiman1314 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

It wasn't the best food but the service is really good. The managers and waiters/waitresses are always there for tea or ordering. Me and my wife always go there for the service most of the time since the food isn't the best. AYCE is pretty good with two menus. I feel like I need to write this review because I've seen so many reviews saying the service is bad, but in my opinion the service is the only thing bringing us back to BC Sushi over and over again.

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