Ebei features a consummate All-You-Can Eat menu for lunch, dinner, and late night. The lunch and late night All you can eat menus are highly recommended for bargain hunters.
Probably the best value and selection for your $ in Vancouver. Have been there many times and have been quite satisfied. I have only once found the quality to be a bit lacking (probably the last day before re-supply). Highly recommended for it's variety, as quite a few items are not present at other sushi restaurant menus.
Went for the deluxe all you can eat sushi dinner with my husband and a friend, and I must say that the moment we came in, I knew we were in for a huge disapointment. There was a room right by the entry way and they had dirty dishes and buckets just sitting there. Not exactly what you want to see when you are about to eat. I wanted to leave, but my husband was really hungry and wanted sushi, so I agreed to stay. The place was dirty, and the floors were sticky. We waited for a table for a good 30 minutes (we did not have reservations), and when a table finally opened up, the waiter asked us if we minded sharing a large table with another party. I told him no. Could not believe that he wanted us to share a table with someone else! Anyways, we were finally seated. My friend found food bits in his tea cup - found that incredibly gross! He asked for a new one. The service was pretty quick, however the food was not that great. The sushi was mediocre at best. Food that were suppose to be warm (ie, mushroom and oyster motoyaki, soup) were at room temperature. My husband did mention that they do serve the best beef tataki he's ever had. We also had fresh oysters, which were pretty good (can't really go wrong with fresh oysters now, can you?). I only ate two pieces as I did not trust the place. It's been almost 24 hrs now and I'm ok. So, in a nut shell, would I go back to this place? Hell no!
I work in the area and we go to lunch here about once a week. The servers know all of us and take very good care of us. We also use them for our work functions.
The food is plentiful, the price is reasonable, the service is quick and efficient which is what you want when you're in and out for lunch.
They are also very quick with all the take-out if you preorder. Try and get there before 1pm as the local school break for lunch at that time and this places get hit!
We've also used the booths and are too busy having a good time to notice the sticky floor (we've also never taken off our shoes!).
Overall, a decent place and I'd go back.
In an AYCE sushi restaurant, you can often get frustrated because the servers delay your orders or get them all wrong. This is not the case when we dined at Ebei last Saturday - we had a big table and lots of food, but all that we ordered were brought on correctly without having to rush the servers.
The best item we have ordered is the tuna tataki. If you visit this place I strongly recommend that you order this instead of the tuna sashimi, it has the same great taste as sashimi but is slightly crispy on the outside to make it perfect. Salmon sashimi and unagi sushi (nigiri) are also recommended, they are very fresh and delicious. However, the beef ribs was a bit of a let down - some of them are undercooked.
The decor is quite standard and seating is spacious. Overall the dining experience is positive and pleasant. However I do have a little suggestion, that is to redesign the order slip, since some of the food items on the menu cannot be found on the slip.
Poor service i've never seen. But food is ok. Pay parking. Tips 10%-15%. If u came late around 11pm, they will kick u out!
There's a tea time very nice in between 2:30pm to 4:30pm. still can eat all u can eat. but nice and quite. not like lunch time and dinner time. All ppl waiting, and service is so bad. I've been there onece with my gf. There's no table service, but they ask for 10%tips. By that time, I refuse to gave it.. The manager became mad and not nice. Of course, the food was ok. But be ware of the service!!!
Came there a lot. So far, it's the best buffet place within Vancouver - Burnaby - Coquitlam...
Great variety of sashimi choice's on dinner with relatively low price (25-ish including tips and tax).. beef sashimi, tuna fat, and salmon sashimi are my fav, and also don't forget to order a lot of prawn tempura..
For the late-night(ers), 15 dollar is worth it and have a great value of food. My favorite dish besides sushi is ika shioyaki and octupus w/garlic butter.. (i'm a squid sucker) :P for the dessert they got mango pudding.. me and my friends usually ordered 2 or 3 mango pudding per person :P
The waiter and waitress are usually all around and it's so easy to order additional item.. The food is usually come fast, too compare to other sushi buffet place. They would come every 10 to 15 minutes to fill up the water and clean the mess.
As usual, buffet place would seems disordered and it's tight to sit there because the place is kind of small.
For my best sushi place (so far), i'll give them 4 rating... Better get reservation for the large party because once you got there, you have to stand-up on long line-ups :)
Return? of course... frequently i guess