Very nice service and interesting sushi - all fresh and tasty... definitely a good place for sushi and especially if you can eat a lot cause they have an all you can eat option.
Tried to order 30 pieces of sashimi but wasn't allowed! What a ridiculous restaurant!I am posting this because i)it ruined my friend's birthday ii)I take my dinner time seriously and it is interrupted by very rude waitress/manager and iii)I have never been anywhere else that treats their customers so rude!
Some friends recommended this place so we went to try it out for a birthday celebration.Huge dissapointment!There were a few prices for AYCE so we chose the most expensive one at $20.99 ($22.99 because we were there on a weekend) because we wanted sashimi.The manager was shockingly rude!One of the first sentences she said to welcome us was "You are given 1 1/2 hours to order & eat & then you have to leave because it is packed today". We understood there is usually a time limit to AYCE but saying it in such a rude way before you even sit down is just plain rude!Then, we tried to order 30 pieces of salmon sashimi for 8 and the manager said, "I think 30 pieces is too much. Why don't you try take 15 instead?" So we decided to be nice and was okay with the salmon and we proceed to order 20 pieces of red snapper on top of the salmon and she said, "Why don't you order other types of sashimi and less of this because you have to take other customers and tables into consideration". At this point, we were like "What?!". First, we have to be told in a rude way that we have to finish 1 1/2 hours on the dot. Second, she cuts down the portion on whatever we want to order and third, we have to take other customers/tables into consideration on what we want to eat?Geez how ridiculous!Needless to say, at this point we decided that we had enough and walked out of the restaurant. I have never been to a restaurant that is so rude and arrogant in my life. When we told her we had enough and we were leaving she said "FINE!" like it doesn't really matter anyways. Think twice before you go to this place! Even if the food is good, with such service you don't really have any appetite left to eat at the end! And do not go there when you are celebrating a special occasion unless you want it ruined!
went to Sushi Island the other day for the first time, and said to myself that it will be my last time there.
Contrary to what some people were saying, I didn't have much problems with the service. They were not super-quick and they did forget my order at one point (which happened to be my most expensive order that night), but overall service was acceptable.
No I didn't expect Kaji quality sushi, after all, this is AYCE. For example, their gari (pickled ginger) was very bad... not crunchy at all, but this was expected, that they probably would be buying the cheapest pickled ginger and cheapest tea leaves to cut on the costs. Fine.
But at the same time I know what to expect of a 'decent' sushi joint, AYCE or not.
The quality of the dishes - UGH. Even for an AYCE, it was too bad. I had better sushi at Mariko (which I also plan not to return).
We were a group of 3 and did the most expensive option so we could try everything.
I can understand that they would still have restrictions on the most expensive option, like a maximum of 2 orders of maguro (though I was only allowed 1), no hamachi (or was it no hirame?), no uni, no unagi sashimi and so on. But they were also out of MANY other things on their a la carte list like amaebi, ikura, hokkigai and so on, so in the end we really only had about 3 or 4 kinds of fish (read the least expensive kinds) other than the max-2-maguro to choose from... not a good sign.
The worst part was the rice. lukewarm and mushy, and squished too hard that they were becoming pasty. Yuck. After the first round of orders we quickly agreed that this was no place to eat sushi (i.e. maki and nigiri, anything that uses rice), and decided to concentrate on sashimi and other items. But what CAN you eat in a sushi place if sushi was unnacceptable? Well, we tried. But the other dishes weren't great either.
Oh there was one funny thing that night also... I ordered ika (squid) sashimi and they served me ebi (shrimp). Plain old boiled shrimp. I told the waitress that I ordered ika, and she replied, "This is our ika." I can see that maybe one can mistake squid for cuttlefish or vice versa, but not shrimp for squid!
I said "But this is shrimp, not squid." and she said, "Do you want it back?" at which point my friend said, "Okay, we'll take the shrimp. That's fine. So you don't have squid tonight?" and she insisted, "This is the ika that we serve.
So my overall impression on Sushi Island A restaurant with the name Sushi that serves inedible sushi, period.
If you want delicious AYCE sushi try Sushi D down the street. Tried it for the first time this week and the experience was definitly worth noting.