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The Best AYCE Sushi in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / April 24, 2015

ayce sushi torontoThe best AYCE (all you can eat) sushi restaurants in Toronto are all about walking that fine line between quantity and quality. Let's be honest: nobody goes to AYCE sushi places to slowly savour the delicate balance of flavours that the sushi chef carefully prepares. Rather, it's really more about stuffing our collective gullets with as much California Rolls as is legally (and physically) possible.

Here is the list of the best all you can eat sushi restaurants in Toronto.

See also:

The best cheap sushi in Toronto
The best splurge sushi in Toronto
The best sushi takeout in Toronto
The best Japanese restaurants in Toronto
10 great Toronto sushi restaurants north of the 401

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo. He hangs out on the twitter and his own mansion.

Yang's Kitchen

Yang's Kitchen

A longtime favourite of York Region residents, Yang's serves up interesting items such as salmon head and eel pancake. The sushi is fresh, the service is quick (though rather curt at times), and who doesn't want to eat sushi while having random Chinese TV shows playing in the background? Expect long lineups on weekends and most mealtimes. Lunch prices are $15.99 (including weekends) and dinners start at $23.99. More »

Matsuda Japanese Cuisine

Matsuda Japanese Cuisine

If you want your AYCE experience to be a bit more upscale then Matsuda is the ticket. With two locations (one in Scarborough, the other in North York), there's multiple options for scarfing down super-fresh sashimi and deliciously refreshing Mango Rolls. Service is fast, which is good considering how busy the place gets. Lunch prices start at a very reasonable $13.99 and dinners start at $23.99. More »

Fushimi

Fushimi

Fushimi is a modern sushi restaurant in the Village. I've found that my sushi here is often very well-presented, something which I don't expect to find in an AYCE establishment. Try the Black Dragon Roll and the fried eggplant roll. Lunch prices start at $14.99 and dinners start at $22.99. More »

Sushi Legend

Sushi Legend

A legend (oh dear) among many, this modern and spacious North York establishment provides over 160 items as part of their AYCE menu. The velvety smooth salmon rose is a must-try as is the rather interestingly named My Angel Roll. Lunch prices start at $15.95, while dinners start at a rather steep $24.95. More »

Maki Sushi (Laird)

Maki Sushi (Laird)

One in a chain of three separate locations, Maki Sushi (also known as Maki Sushi III - sounds like something Liam Neeson should be in) is a go-to place for many to get their AYCE fix. The prices here are a bit on the higher side, with lunches starting at $14.99 and dinners at $22.99, but you do get access to a good choice of fresh teppanyaki options. More »

Aji Sai

Aji Sai

This place is an institution for those who know and love AYCE in downtown Toronto. It's not necessarily the prettiest, most upscale, or even most organized restaurant, but the steady stream of patrons paint a pretty accurate picture of how much people love this spot. Try the crowd favourite Firehouse Roll. Lunches start at $13.99 and dinners start at $21.99. More »

California Roll (Bayview)

California Roll (Bayview)

Rest assured, California Roll serves much more than just its namesake. Featuring a large menu with lunchtime prices starting at $12.99 and dinners at $20.99, this place is clearly one of the cheapest options when it comes to AYCE. They don't skimp on quality, as one bite of their saucy Volcano Roll with testify. Wash it all off with an order of their deep fried ice cream. More »

Hockey Sushi

Hockey Sushi

Named after a favourite Canadian pastime and wildly popular with the locals, Hockey Sushi (now with five locations!) provides a smorgasbord of fresh sushi and sashimi with service as fast as Phil Kessel's snapshot. You can get a 10% discount coupon from their website, but they do add an automatic 10% service charge to your meals. Lunchtime prices start at $13.99 while dinners start at $21.99. More »

Tekka Sushi

Tekka Sushi

My favourite part about Tekka Sushi is that you get a choice of a "Gold" menu (which includes sashimi for $19.99) and a "Silver" one (no sashimi and priced at $14.99). Make sure you try their Sun Roll, a wonderful flavour-texture combination of sweet and crispy, along with their signature Tekka Roll. The prices for lunch are the same as for dinner, something which almost blew my mind when I first went there. More »

Discussion

22 Comments

Not Important / April 24, 2015 at 03:08 pm
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Aji Sai is terrible. The service is atrocious and the food doesn't make up for it at all.
monsheep / April 24, 2015 at 03:26 pm
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THIS IS THE WORST LIST YOU COULD HAVE MADE. 1 and 4 are both vomit-inducing.
Sushi Where? / April 24, 2015 at 03:29 pm
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Best in Toronto? You need to start writing GTA. And nothing on Bloor - a well-known sushi hub made the cut? NOKA on Bloor is great. Its a great location, more intimate than other places, reasonably priced, very fresh and amazing, friendly service.
LOL PLS / April 24, 2015 at 03:50 pm
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wow this is pathetic... number 1 yang's?
number 2 matsuda??
PLSSSS.. LMFAO this is a joke..
JD replying to a comment from Not Important / April 24, 2015 at 03:54 pm
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So true! I work nearby and was quite unimpressed. Like Sushi Where? said, nothing on Bloor, only one uptown (Maki), just wayyy north.
Farahnaz / April 24, 2015 at 03:59 pm
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I can't believe there's California roll in this list but not generation or spring sushi! Do they pay you to make these lists?
Jose / April 24, 2015 at 04:21 pm
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"Best Sushi" in York Region, you mean.

Mayor McCokehoover / April 24, 2015 at 04:53 pm
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Ewwwww, Sushi is so gross - smells like fish and all.... who could ever eat that crap!!!
I'm not use to eating fish, but if they were to make a big sausage *Wink* *Wink* I'd be all over that.
Gay guy / April 24, 2015 at 06:21 pm
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Can confirm the writer has not been to all of these places.
??? / April 24, 2015 at 07:33 pm
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wtf?
this is such a strange list... shocked that NOTHING on bloor made the cut. sakura japanese cuisine? new generation? no...?
what about gallery sushi?
so weird...
Osh / April 24, 2015 at 09:41 pm
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AYCE anything is gross

but we all know these places are not truly AYCE
Earl / April 25, 2015 at 12:02 am
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This is an OXY MORON!
Martin / April 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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All you can eat is the antithesis of why I go to a restaurant. I want carefully, expertly prepared food of a quality I would not be able to whip up at home. I'm all for the idea of all-you-can-eat restaurants for underprivileged families and the homeless, otherwise there are way too many half-decent restaurants in this city. It seems people here think that anyone can just open a restaurant.

This type of dining represents the approach to life that is screwing up our entire planet - more, faster, cheaper. If each day could be your last, why fill it with mediocrity?
aDawg / April 25, 2015 at 05:01 pm
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Must this refrain be constantly repeated? BlogTO Best of Lists are VOTED ON BY READERS. Stop complaining, bitches, as it was probably somebody you know that help compile this list!
Chinawoman / April 25, 2015 at 07:39 pm
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Hello, which one is run by real Japanese? We want to line up
Liwhora Phat / April 25, 2015 at 09:51 pm
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Yang Sushi???
What's next? Zulu poutine and Le Francaise Bratwurst?
Adam / April 26, 2015 at 01:04 am
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Best AYCE??

Cold fire

warm ice

sexy hair piece
Alex replying to a comment from monsheep / April 26, 2015 at 03:43 pm
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I beg to differ on Yang's. I've been going there quite regularly for the last couple of years and I've found their sushi to be consistently quite good. Sometimes the appetizers and other dishes can be a little hit and miss, but overall I've had nothing but great experiences there when it comes to the sushi and others I've brought there all agree. Is it #1? Debatable. But definitely top 3 IMO.
Max / April 27, 2015 at 07:09 pm
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For the one millionth time: the staff at BlogTo doesn't decide this. They poll people, people vote, these are the results. Then they write about those results. If you don't like them, or agree with them, there's nothing to be gained by complaining about or to BlogTo. What I will say: this is one of the most interestingly non-downtown lists of results you'll find on this website.
TJ / May 6, 2015 at 01:49 pm
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California Roll Dinner is actually $23.99, not $20.99.
Japanese or Bust / May 9, 2015 at 07:26 pm
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These places dont even serve sushi. The list should be called all you can eat chinese food instead.
adam / May 16, 2015 at 09:09 am
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best i've had in the city is urawa (adelaide/peter)

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