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Echo Sushi

Posted by Staff / Listed on September 20, 2009 / review policy

Echo Sushi TorontoEcho Sushi, located a short walk north of Eglinton on Yonge, serves up AYCE that starts at $13.99. Health-conscious diners have the option of brown rice, and patient, knowledgeable wait staff ensure that first-timers to Japanese cuisine can distinguish their udon from their unagi don.

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Natalie / September 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm
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This place is horrible! At first, I thought this would be a decent AYCE place... mostly because it's convenient for uptown-ers..however, shortly after our first visit my boyfriend and I BOTH got food poisoning. I do not suggest going here.
Katherine / November 2, 2009 at 01:10 pm
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Natalie, I totally agree with you. I had a bad experience at Echo Sushi about six years ago before they even became an AYCE place and I haven't once stepped foot in there since then. The service was terrible and the sashimi and sushi was not fresh at all. There are tons of other Japanese restaurants in Toronto that are a million times better.
Jen* / November 6, 2009 at 06:14 pm
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This place has such crappy ambiance. It took the server 15 minutes to get us water to start and there was only one other person in the place with us.

The food was bland and every roll was packed with carrots and cucumbers.. not very original. We went back one time at a different time of year at night, and once we sat down we realized we had been before and hated it, we walked right back out. So many better options in the city.
Scott / December 3, 2009 at 04:53 pm
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Not sure what place you ladies visited, this place's wait staff were attentive, quick as lightning on getting stuff out (ordering 7 different sashimis and 5 rolls came one after the other, usually within a minute of eachother) and the sashimi is fresher than anywhere in Toronto that I've tried so far... anywhere from Hockey's, to Yang's, to Yuzu on Adelaide, nothing compares to the mackeral from this place.

Well worth the money to go here and it's a pleasant walk down a fun path with a bunch of other restaurants if you decide you want something else :)
margret replying to a comment from Jen* / December 8, 2009 at 02:06 am
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I'm not too sure which roll you had, but they don't serve carrots in any of their rolls that I know of. The fish is always so fresh here and I find that their rolls have a lot of flavour. I find that this is one of the better sushi places. They make everything you order fresh and serve it very quickly. I was very pleased with my visit there. :)
ira / December 14, 2009 at 07:11 pm
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yeah, they went through their ups and downs. I am a huge sushi connoisseur. And it was my #1 sushi place in T.O. in 2006, and then they became too popular for a small place like that and unfortunately could not bear with it well. It affected food as well which lead to down times and not so fresh fish as a result. You have to come to that place on Friday if you will, that's when their fish is freshest.
Variety is awesome if you take the $23 buffet, but in all of them they have amazing cooked meats selection, try their enoky beef rolls or garlic stake ! Mmmmmm !!!
Overall it's good place, far in the lead from all other AYCE sushi places, but it's just not the same anymore for me :(
I wish they'd return their 8 sushimi variety and 25 sushi kinds.. But I guess they couldn't bear the expenses and after all most people order salmon and california roll so why lose moneys. I understand.
umami / June 11, 2010 at 03:04 am
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In my opinion, this place comes in a VERY close second to Yangs Kitchen in Markham for the best ayce sushi in the GTA and surrounding areas. And I second the one person above who commented on the freshness of thier sashimi. I will even go one step further to say that thier salmon sashimi is not only fresh, but like red and white marbled heaven. Truly the most fatty salmon sashimi ive seen at ayce places.

Steph / August 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm
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It's in our favour the initial posters don't like this place - we LOVE it, swear by it and go almost weekly; the staff knows us well, treats us like gold, and after going twice knew my picky order by heart and would reserve our booth for us. They are extremely attentive and hospitable, despite being yet another all-you-can-eat joint that definitely undercharges for the quality of food they serve. More, I prefer brown rice - they serve red - EVEN BETTER health, fibre & taste-wise. No matter where I live in the GTA, we will make the drive. We all have our favourite and will defend them to the death; for us, Echo is it.
Vee / September 6, 2012 at 03:38 am
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Best ayce sushi, hands down. Really delicious. Can't believe the bad reviews. When I go the wait staff is kind, attentive and quick. Food is fresh and tasty. Not sure why some others had such a bad experience... Please give this place a try.
Jeff / September 16, 2012 at 03:08 am
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I went to Echo for lunch today. I think it's a decent place. The staff was nice, the sushi fresh and the service quite fast.

I also like Yang's in Markham and Ajimi Sushi (just north of Davisville subway on the west side of Yonge). They're all good, reasonably priced ACYE restaurants in my opinion.
Asian_myth / June 19, 2013 at 04:38 pm
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I went here a few months ago for our anniversary. I chose to give this place a shot based on some of the positive reviews I have read here. No horror stories, but I definitely will not come back here. Very small selection of food even during dinner time. Staff was ok and polite. In my opinion, not worthy on being on a list like this, then again Yang's is on this list so I guess that screws things up a bit. Maison du Japon is much better
Matt / December 9, 2013 at 03:13 pm
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Got food poisoning from this place.
April Grace / July 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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Delicious. Fast. Cheap. Highly recommend it.

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