Monday, 05 January 2009
4261 Hwy 7
Markham, ON L3R 9W6
After visiting Sushi Dai in Japan's famous Tsukiji Fish Market I've been consistently disappointed by poor quality sushi in Toronto from hard unfrozen rolls, stale dried seaweed, and cardboard-like fish. I know it's going to be hard to top the county that invented the whole sushi concept but I just wish there was something decently OK. When I was woken up to go try out a all you can eat (AYCE) sushi restaurant I was very hesitent but I guess I'd give it a try since they were all saying it was good.
Located right across the street to the Volvo dealership is a plaza with Yang's Sushi Bar:
The interior is fairly plain but it's nice to have TVs to watch. Don't stare at them too long or you'll quickly waste your 1.5 hour seating time.
You need to order the food with the waiter/waitress. Although the menu has numbers, they don't use the numbers and actually need the item's name - very non-Vietnamese restaurant-like.
These actually came salted AND warm. Good snack before the main meal. Thanks sickgirl96 for correcting me. I was way too lazy to look it up and fix it.
Eel, Spicy salmon, and tempura shrimp rolls:
I like the spicy mayo they used over the chilli some other places apply. The rolls were soft but didn't fall apart. The shrimp tempura used was not freshly made but didn't deter too much from the taste of the overall roll. Eel was fresh and salmon used in the rolls were very fresh.
Salmon hand roll:
Rice was soft, seaweed was crunchy, and the salmon was fresh and soft. Really good handroll that I had two of.
Nothing special about there. Beef is on the chewy side but at least the teryaki sauce isn't overly sweet
Beef short ribs:
Barbequed very well and on par with a lot of Korean BBQ restaurants. I highly recommend giving these a try.
These took a while to come but they're freshy cooked, hot, juicy, and tasty!
Once again fresh and crunchy. Nothing very special about them compared to other Japanese restaurants however.
The sushi and rolls were very good with a lot of fresh fish. I really enjoyed the rolls I had here and it's better than Sushi on 7 for sure. I came for lunch so some items on the menu (like soft shell crab) were an extra charge but doesn't say on the menu. Serving time is 1.5 hours and enforced. Lunch price (sashimi not included) is $13.69 (cash price: 12.99) while adult dinners range is $19.99 from Monday - Thursday and $21.99 on Friday - Sunday (cash price is $1 less). Service charge is added after tax at 10%. Althought I didn't have any bad experiences, there's a story of a person who had a problem with the 10% service charge and it didn't go well. I've heard of very long line ups at Yang's during lunch and dinner but luckily it wasn't busy when I went. I highly recommend a visit. One of the better all you can eat Sushi restaurants in Toronto.
Eric Tummy Points: 4 out of 5.