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Yang's Kitchen

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

Yang's KitchenYang's Kitchen on Highway 7 is a forerunner in the AYCE sushi scene, and their expertise certainly shows in their service and quality food. If you aren't convinced, just walk through the front doors and watch their staff dexterously preparing rolls from behind glass. With a vast menu, plenty of seating, and TV screens, you're in for a great casual lunch ($14.99) or dinner ($21.99) with every visit. Pay in cash and you'll even get a dollar off.

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Jon W / April 3, 2010 at 12:09 am
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Service may not be the best (like any AYCE sushi place), and they have this very annoying habit of including 10% tip in your bill (AFTER taxes). But, I must admit, the high quality of their food (for an all you can eat place) and their habit NOT to overstuff their rolls with rice keeps me coming back.

Sashimi (I've onyl tried the salmon) is always fresh and abundant, thier temaki is regularly stuffed with fish, and some of thier cooked dishes (such as thier grilled squid skewers) are delish! Also liek the fact that they serve red tuna (for dinner), not only the cheap white variety that most AYCE sushi places offer.

I'm sure some will disagree...but I've been there quite a few times, and besides them missing a few orders sometimes, this place has been a good one overall. Only downside is that now my sushi addiction is at a point of no return! lol...any suggestions?
tiffany / April 16, 2010 at 09:48 pm
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i dont really like the fact that after an hour and a half, they hand you your bill.. even though i wasnt finished.
happened twice ! Theres this AYCE called thee asian kitchen but it recently closed down.
Joe / May 25, 2010 at 06:21 pm
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The food was awful. It's so overrated. Not authentic at all. I'll never go back. Service was okay not great.
marushka / June 10, 2010 at 04:26 pm
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I literally watched a teppanyaki chef sneeze into his hands, and then proceed to continue the chopping of his veg on the skillet. We were so disgusted we couldn't speak. Among a couple of other reasons, slimy cod (likely not authentic black cod anyway), worst sushi experience ever.
ak / June 11, 2010 at 02:57 am
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thier green dragon roll is better than many specialty rolls ive had at non ayce sushi places, and rolls have minimal rice and are often stuffed with fish. This is rare at ayce places, which is why this place feels like a high end non ayce place, just with the ayce option (know what I mean?).

definetley a must visit...Im just glad I live so close.
Choowie / October 3, 2010 at 09:21 pm
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I heard this place was rude to most of its customer. There is a lot of complaints about this restaurant especially about its horrible service. And from most of the comments i just read above i can tell nobody likes this place. But if you like assholes serving you food, then be my guess and enjoy. :D
tiffany / October 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm
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NEW PLACE YOU SHLOUD CHECKOUT !
called jt mix located at metro square.
been there twice since it opened. Food is a amazing!
They had thai and jpanaese ayce for 19.99$ weekdays and weekends. Food is fresh ,DELICIOUS ! service is amazing as well , well worth a try !
AJ / September 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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I've been to this restaurant a few times with my family. My brother recommended it, now myself, I'm always hypocritical with everything but the fact that they give you a wide selection of things to eat plus drink included astounds me!

There'll always be people that hate and love anything, I like this place. Although, after reading the comment about the sneezing disgusted me, I've never witnessed it before. They're always really busy which is why they won't smile or greet, although I've been there on a day when it just opened and they greet you and smile.

There's a new place I really like though. It's called YellowTail (Woodbine & 16th). I've met the owners, they're really nice and always give me a discount when I go in! Check this out too!

AJ
Urban5oul / February 16, 2012 at 04:45 pm
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AVOID WEEKENDS AND BUSY DINNER TIMES!!!

Not enough room to stand and wait for your table. The servers kept cutting through from one end to the other without being polite at all and without the care in the world if they spilled something on you.

Waited to be seated for about 30 minutes even though they said it would be a 10-15 minutes wait. Once seated, our waitress (didn't catch her name) took our order at the same time she took the couple sitting beside ours. We felt very rushed as she took our order and asked for a sprite and a coke lastly.

The couple next to us seemed to get their food and drinks on time. We asked our server for drinks and the status of our food. She said she was going to look into it. Waited another 15 minutes without any confirmation or a status or arrival of any meals.

We asked for the status with another waitress and she came back with our drinks and a bowl of rice but without our sushi.

Again, we asked our waitress for food with no reply at all.

After 40 minutes of waiting for our first order which still didn't arrive - my boyfriend and I decided to get up and leave the restaurant. As we walked out our server thanked us for coming!

The servers sucked and their customer service was even more disappointing.

I wouldn't go to this restaurant on busy days, they might just forget about you! Doesn't seem that they care for your business unless you were their ethnicity.

Overall experience is very disappointing.
moles / March 16, 2012 at 03:01 pm
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this place is perfect for awesome food if you don't mind the service where they nagg you ever 10 minutss about finishing every last bit of food
Hepman replying to a comment from moles / March 16, 2012 at 03:22 pm
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Nag me once I might notice. Nag me twice, server will wear the dish on his shirt, AND NO TIP.
Ray / October 23, 2012 at 03:32 am
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I've been going to Yang's for over 5 years. And I'll admit that their service a couple years ago was terrible, but it has improved tremendously since then! The quality of food has been consistently high over the years in terms of taste and selection of rolls, sushi, and sashimi.

I have ALWAYS gone to this place with 6 people or more, and we have NEVER been nagged about finishing food leftover on plates and what not. Maybe my friends and I aren't a wasteful bunch or maybe they know me because I go every 2-3 months, but never have i been nagged about leftover food at our table. Never, have we been charged extra for uneaten food!

Compared to some AYCE sushi places nowadays, their dessert menu might not be the best. With only Ice cream and deep fried banana pretty much being it. But honestly, I'm not the type that needs anything else fancy for dessert. I'm happy with ice cream anywhere for dessert after a meal in general.

Again, this is my favourite place for sushi because their menu has a bunch of items that nobody else has, that everyone needs to try at least once in their lifetime! =)
Ben replying to a comment from moles / January 25, 2013 at 02:46 pm
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I've eaten here plenty of times. I still find it the best AYCE Japanese sushi out there. Maybe Maison Du japon for dinner but other than that. I've always been pleased eating here. I don't know why you guys get bad service but I've never had any complaints. Maybe because I order my food mainly in batches. I have written everything down before I order and they always get everything. Sometimes i wish they didn't get it all because we're so damn full by the end of round 2. Those who get nagged don't realize there's a time limit in these places. I bet its worse when they're really busy and you've been there over your time limit. They clearly state there's like a 2 to 2.5 hr limit. Best Spicy salmon / Tuna for an Ayce... None of this chopped up lets add some tempura bits to the roll so we don't use as much fish crap most AYCE places pull.... One gripe, they are messy... I really don't like how they pile plates into a tray on a cart in the middle of the aisle for all to see.
Freedom Eaters / March 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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We are writing a review while waiting for our third order. Although the food is good the time for food to get to our table was long. Bad service and we didnt even get half the food we ordered. My friend ordered mango icecream 3 times and it came on the 5th. I would recommend if u guys like to wait alot. Bring cards and charge your phones.
Rick S / June 3, 2013 at 02:55 pm
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What a lousy experience.
We were actually told to order more food in order to sit at the cooking table
Soft drinks are full to the top with ice and they charges $2.50 for every refill
Rude waitress
Good thing she added the tip - she was getting $1 from me
Hate the place - never going again
Asian_myth / June 19, 2013 at 04:26 pm
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Crappy Service, always waiting a long time for our food, and rarely a pleasant experience. The funniest thing that happened one day was that we ordered some refills, instead of a pitcher, the waiter actually gave us a 2L bottle of coke! never went back there since then. Maison du Japon all the way
Chris / August 9, 2013 at 04:13 pm
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Food quality ranges from okay to really fresh. Guess it really depends on when you go. Service has always been crappy. I prefer NOT to go there cause I hate the terrible service there. Wife knows someone there now so service is not that bad...still bad by Canadian standards...just not as bad as before. Everything that I have been reading is true.
For a AYCE they do rush you, present the bill early, add tip on the tax, serve others before you, miss your orders etc. If you are willing to put up with that, the overall experience is not that bad. One tip that we do...order everything you want in one shot. Chances are they will bring one or two items first and the rest will start to trickle out. Also, order all the items that you have to have fried first (tempura). They seem to take longer and they are more skimpy on the qty.
Dan replying to a comment from Chris / October 5, 2013 at 02:40 am
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Went tonight to Yang's. We had a table of 5. Read these blogs of restaurant before we went so we got reservation for 5:30. Food was great fresh and hot. Service was acceptable considering they ran back and forth taking orders and then serving. Servers was friendly even giving us menu recommendations. The ten percent tip was well deserved. I would recommend this restaurant to friends. Friday Oct. 5 2013.
hepp / December 31, 2013 at 05:26 pm
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They have a location in Mississauga which is decent too

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