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NEW AYCE Japanese Restaurant List - GTA

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toronto19850 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 11:31 am
well clearly it worked haha
it was different than the one at kaka sushi, although I went to kaka when it first came out. Those are the only 2 iPad AYCE sushi places I've been to

Oh you're talking about the beef strips in the grilled meats. Don't they cook actual steaks at dinner on the grill and give them to you as is (not cut up). I haven't been in a long time, so it very well could have changed. Those beef strips aren't really steak and usually have been sitting out for a while, texture is similar to rubber. The grilled chicken strips are pretty good though

The roast beef (cut and served by a person) at dragon legend is by their grilled meats and my grandpa never notices it. Bummer, I've never gone with him but he always tells me he never saw it. (its by the mashed potatoes, grilled squid, gravy area in dragon legend)
The steak @ Mandarin is very good and sometimes I have to wait 5 minutes (at least) to get any. (it's cooked on site right there!! You even get to watch them cooking it.) strips or not, it's the same steak and not beef strips. Always served next to the chicken and sausage.
Steak is served the same way at both lunch and dinner.

Mandarin doesn't always have roast beef though. I've noticed their lunch to replace the roast beef with corned beef...how good that is is all a matter of opinion. I hate the idea but someone else might love it.

As for the sushi there, I've noticed that on week-ends some locations put their sashimi out in the open while other locations make you ask for it.
Not all Mandarin locations are doing things the same, and management/owners of some locations are refusing to renovate.
Head office wants all locations to look like the Woodbine location but renovations are not happening at various locations, some are even looking run down...such a shame.
Same food price, but run down restaurant. Crazy!
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playnicee1 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 3:19 pm
The steak @ Mandarin is very good and sometimes I have to wait 5 minutes (at least) to get any. (it's cooked on site right there!! You even get to watch them cooking it.) strips or not, it's the same steak and not beef strips. Always served next to the chicken and sausage.
Steak is served the same way at both lunch and dinner.

Mandarin doesn't always have roast beef though. I've noticed their lunch to replace the roast beef with corned beef...how good that is is all a matter of opinion. I hate the idea but someone else might love it.

As for the sushi there, I've noticed that on week-ends some locations put their sashimi out in the open while other locations make you ask for it.
Not all Mandarin locations are doing things the same, and management/owners of some locations are refusing to renovate.
Head office wants all locations to look like the Woodbine location but renovations are not happening at various locations, some are even looking run down...such a shame.
Same food price, but run down restaurant. Crazy!
I think every time I've gone the steak was sitting out for a bit, the food taste amazing right off the stove/kitchen. all the buffet food does. I only recently have been to dragon legend in the past couple of years, the chicken (near the grilled squid/mashed potatoes. basically the same kinda station as mandarin's) tastes really good right off the stove/tepenyaki grill. only reason I don't take the whole plate is I don't want to be a dick head

I haven't been there for lunch in over a decade and probably went there for dinner within a decade but more than 5 years back

I can't remember much except the steak strips, sashimi, crab legs, ribs, and sweet and sour chicken balls

Yea, I remember going to one and it was free for all sashimi, I took like 10. It amazes me why dragon legend does that '3' or '2' per person. It's like $40 after tax and tip, as if I'm going to walk my ass back to the table and get more. I literally give the person a death stare and tell them to give me more

I can understand the Peking duck, it comes out only so fast so giving it all out to one person means 1-3 people eat. I can even understand the prime rib being served by the person, although sometimes they give me 2 slices

The sashimi in my opinion is ridiculous especially when you can just order 100 pieces at a sushi restaurant in 1 order
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Feb 9, 2012
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toronto19850 wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 11:24 pm
The sashimi in my opinion is ridiculous especially when you can just order 100 pieces at a sushi restaurant in 1 order
The difference is that Dragon Legend/Pearl/Scarborough Buffet (all same owner) do not have a waste fee, so they have to be very strict.
The AYCE sushi places that treat it like it's no big deal, two or 100 pieces have as much as a $10 waste fee for unfinished food.

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