BC Sushi, fomerly called Yukiyama, is an all you can eat Japanese restaurant on Broadway in Kitsilano. They also offer an a la carte menu.
I remember when we first went to BC Sushi a few years back it was the best AYCE place I have been to with good quality food at a reasonable price. Well now they have switched their menus so the top menu is quite expensive and it seems like their food quality has degraded. I still like going there every so often but being in Richmond it just doesn't seem to be worth the drive anymore...
My friends love to eat here. I, on the other hand, is alright with it but not as enthusiastic about it.
For AYCE, it is rather cheap. Food here is decent but nothing especially memorable. It is quite busy at night, so it could be challenging to try to get the server's attention (for refills/new orders) but I am happy to say flailing my arms wildly seems to work. Not very attentive service, but it is expected seeing the number of customers and the fact that it is a Chinese establishment (as in all the employees are Chinese).
For the price, I find it to be pretty good. I eat here quite often, and thoroughly enjoy all the salmon sashimi, and the beef tataki. I would like to see some different rolls, but I am happy enough.
I am pretty sure that it is Cantonese that I here the girls speaking, so I would not call it authentic Japanese, but they seem to have the hang of preparing Japanese food.
I have been a long time AYCE Sushi fan. I have been coming to BC Sushi since it was Yukiyama back in early 2000. I have seen it change from a great place (Yukiyame) to BC Sushi, where it was good, then changed ownership and was TERRIBLE and then changed ownership again, I think around 2008-09 I think.
I am a HUGE eater and have eaten sushi all over Vancouver and Japan. First off the sushi is OK, not great, but OK.
People complain they don't get their full orders. That happens at any AYCE sushi. It is to try to get you full to save costs. The next reason why it takes so long? it is so your stomach gets full. I have studied the human body extensively, and there is basically a window that you can put a lot of food into your system to a certain time, and then it starts to realize it gets full. This is why your first order is VERY quick, then the following are usually slower. The service is not great, and items are routinely "forgotten" from your order.
To all the people who gripe and complain saying it is terrible and will never go there again. Please remind yourself. you are PAYING $10.95!!! COME ON PEOPLE. I just went to Handi on Dunbar for 4 people, not even eating that much,with 5 beers total, the bill was $140 after tip. You get what you pay for. You are paying $11.30 before tip on menu A, you are going to get $11.30 worth of service. How is the service at Subway? Pita Pit? McDonalds? And don't just say its good because you get it fast either!
If you want EXCELLENT service and GREAT sushi, go somewhere else. Go and pay $50 p/p or more at Tojo's to get full. But don't come to AYCE for $11.30 and then have the Audacity to complain and say it was poor quality and poor service.
If you have ever run a business, or worked in a restaurant you would know these things. Each AYCE person only nets around $5 p/p sometimes less, after paying staff, paying rent, paying for food and paying all other bills. So please, the next time you come to an AYCE sushi place, shove your face as full as you can, pay $11.30 and then wonder why the service wasn't that great, maybe cosider not being so cheap and going to a more expensive restaurant. I can understand all the complaining if you were paying $20-$30 p/p...but you are not! It's like flying 1st class or Business class, compared to flying on a Cargo plane.
Overall, the food is decent for what you pay. Service, about what you would expect from someone making minimum wage and CHEAP UBC students or whomever leaving 10% or less for a TIP.
I havent visit this restaurant for almost half year just because of the terrible service that i had before, but tonight just because one of my frds really want to have some sushi at night and i finally give them one more chance, the food came fast and the service was great. The sashimi was so fresh and hot item such as bbq black cod was my favourite choice, the only bad thing is the bbq beef ribs (it doesnt seem it is bbq). But overall, the food and service was way better than i previously experienced. I will definitely be back cause i live really close by.
Went here for a lunch and found that the food was ok for the $9.95 menu but eh portions were very small and it takes forever for th food to arrive. So their strategy is to have small portions, take a long time to serve up those small portions and before you know it lunch time is up and one has to get back to the office...... hungry.
The taste of the ayce food is ok but slow service and portions sizes suck.
Went to BC Sushi this evening for AYCE late night menu (from 9.30pm- There are 2 menu options: $10.95 for standard (A) or $14.95 for deluxe (A+B) which includes unlimited sashimi among a few other things)...although on fridays and saturdays add another $1 to that price. (Side note: if one person on your table wants the A+B menu - you all have to have that. I guess they figure you'd all want a little bit of their sashimi!)
I'd read the reviews on this site and a few others, and was looking forward to a good value AYCE dinner.
Unfortunately, it was not a good experience. The service was decent, but there were very few servers who always seemed rushed off their feet - and were always hurrying us along.
The tuna sashimi was great - but I kinda have the feeling they have a really good piece that they give you your first portion from (3 pieces) - and then a different grade for any subsequent orders. There was definitely a difference in quality.
The really disappointing part was the rolls. I'm guessing because it was a friday night, and most people seemed to order the All-you-can-eat menu, they had made all of them in advance. We had quite a few roll orders, but every single piece was almost inedible. They'd obviously been made for quite a while - the seaweed was so hard and chewy it almost made me gag.
That's what I've now decided I hate about AYCE - you feel like you need to finish everything - even if it's bad - just so they don't charge you extra for "wasting food".
Overall, I guess it was good value for what it is, but I don't think I'll go there again.
Maybe it's better mid- week when it's a little quieter and the chefs don't feel the need to make so many rolls in advance.
I always overeat when I frequent this restaurant. I'm especially found of their scallop roll, tuna, and salmon sashimi. Their sunomno salad is also pretty yummy PLUS other raw sushis :-) would recommend coming here hungry, very hungry.
The service is also pretty good. The waitresses are friendly and diligent at punching in food orders. They also do a fairly decently job serving us. I like this place~
Some of the food was typical AYCE and some of it was definitely below AYCE quality. Sashimi was not as fresh as it should be. Cooked rolls and the like were okay. Appy type dishes were disappointing.
Service was not very friendly and seems to be hit and miss per request. You either get what you asked for almost immediately (like tea/miso soup/the bill) or it would never happen. Accuracy of your order - you either got what you ordered in the right quantities or you didn't get it at all.
Similar to other AYCE places.
Pretty bare, nothing special. Our table was not clean, and a couple of our plates had stuff stuck on it. I did not use the washroom facilities on the advice of my friend who did go, so I cannot comment on that.
I have no intention on going there again.
I went there several times with my friend, but I think the quality of their food is getting worse. I used to love their chopped scallop sushi, but when I tried it last time, it totally disappointed me, and the salmon sashimi also tasted worse than usual. I thought maybe they just hired some new chef...
A little pricy but well worth if if you are hungry. Service is fast and unlike some AYCE places , whatever you order you will receive. They also include uni on the AYCE menu for those that enjoy it. I noticed all other places always charge extra for this. There's also a good variety for those that are not into raw food.
They have quite a large selection for their AYCE! They even serve Red tuna & Sockeye sashimi which is uncommon. Their lobster sushi was gross though, tasted really powdery and even moldy. The Shark Fin sushi was nothing but jellyfish and abalone felt like rubber. My opinion would be to not even serve it if your going to make it that bad, and it was their 'special' too. Shown on the stand by the table. Other than that the rest of the food was as good as an AYCE can be.
The first server that came by to take our order looked really bored/tired/bad mood or whatever as she groaned & grunted her way through our orders which was really rude and annoying. If it wasn't for the other servers coming by every once in a while I would have really complained and give this place 0 stars if I could for service.
The design was nothing special, very bland and boring looking with an awkward entrance way.
I don't eat AYCE often but if I do I would consider coming back as long as I don't get that waitress that feels like she walked through a car wash.
We go here about 2-3 times a month for their happy hour or late night menu (a+b), and have never been disappointed. The service is always efficient, the food comes fast and everything is always tasty. The servers are sometimes rushed, but always nice. I've never had anyone be rude, then again, I've never been rude to any of them, so I guess you get what you give. For the price, you get a huge selection and there is nothing I'd complain about. Could the food or service be better? possibly, (hence the less than perfect rating) but not for what they charge. If you want everything to be stellar, go to temaki up the street. It'll cost you 20-25$ to get full but the servers will have time to talk to you and explain everything, and every item is very well done. The washrooms could use a bit of attention, but I basically consider this fast food.
Horrible service, missing ordering, and expect tips? No way.
I would never return after having been to this place quite a few times before.
Simple words: This restaurant has gotten to the point of 'No return', literally.
This place SUCK and is destine for closure.
No worries, plenty of Japanese places in Metro Van.
I wanted to say RUN, but there seem to so many people who like this place, when you read through it seems like the reviews are split.
We live so close to this place and I want to say we don't go here but sometimes there are just no options because iSushi has already closed, when you see the staff in the back alley (taking the trash out and smoking) you wonder “Did they wash their hands”. One of us always has a stomach ache after eating here (another reason why we try not to end up here if we can try).
The sushi and sashimi never tastes fresh therefore it’s never good. I will probably agree with someone else who mentioned it that this could also have something to do with the fact that they use cheap ingredients and poor quality seafood.
One last... this has to do with takeout... I ordered tofu (which is normally good)... you think if you pay for it you would get it in the bag when you leave... we got home and NO it wasn’t in the bag or in any of the containers.
Not a place I recommend to anyone.
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.
I went there with my boyfriend and decided to go with all you can eat menu. We find that the food was great for the value. Food come out fast in a small portion so you can sample it and order more if you like it. It was so smart idea to serve all you can eat because the food is always cook fresh per order and not just sitting there in the tray like other all you can eat place. We order a few menu items and find it so fun to eat and order as you want. The service is a bit of a question because it was very busy that night. We will go again for sure because it is fun and the food is great.
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.
If you've read my other reviews, you know I tend to frequently visit places I like. I believe restaurants that I think are good deserve the business. This place follows suit.
I've been here many times, for their "AYCE" lunch and late night. A nice, fast service place to grab some food if you're in the mood for "AYCE"!
My friend told me B.C SUSHI is the best all-u-can-eat sushi place in Vancouver. So my boyfriend and I went there tonight. First of all, The place looks ok. But the service was kinda of slow. Because I think they don't have a lot of servicers there. So we waited a lit bit for order. And all the sushi are ok just like normal sushi in other places. But the oyster motoyaki is really small and it doesn't taste good at all!! And my boyfriend was trying to order Mirugai Sushi, but the girl told us they just sold out. But we asked a guy about it, the guy said they do have it.So I don't know whats going on with that. And we acturally order few stuff that they didn't give to us and we have to order it again. Anyways, this is a just a ok place for me.
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