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Venus
6 Reviews
2012/06/29
  • Delicious sushi pizza!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Great selection of food items on the menu and I always enjoy it here especially because the ambience is really cozy.

    I would really recommend trying the avocado salad, it's so delicious :)

    Sushi 99 can set itself from other all-you-can-eat dinner buffets by improving the service. Servers can be more friendly and attending.

    However, they make up for it with the food and atmosphere although the choice for top 40 music is a little odd and does not fit the theme.

  • Order: Avocado salad, sushi pizza, dragon roll, tempura, red bean ice cream
 
msbucky
33 Reviews
2012/06/23
  • We're Hooked!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Well, we are completely hooked and this has become our favorite place to eat. Absolutely delicious and every new thing we try is better than the last. You know it's bad when all the staff greet you with big "hellos" and warm smiles... :-) Really good food here! We tried Ye's in the past and found their food tasteless so Sushi 99 has been a wonderful surprise. Also - CLEAN! We witnessed the start of the weekly cleanup near closing Friday night. They scrub this restaurant from top to bottom, once a week. Never seen anything as thorough as this anywhere!

  • Order: spicy crab rolls, dynamite roll, green dragon roll, butter shrimp, tempura shrimp, pan fried mushrooms, chicken teriyaki, kalbi
 
msbucky
33 Reviews
2012/06/07
  • I love it!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Well, we bit the bullet and did the all you can eat. Since we have never been sushi or sashimi lovers... we started out ordering onesies to taste first LOL. Well, we fell in love with the Dragon rolls and ended up reordering 2 kinds. The spicy crab rolls were out of this world delicious. The butter shrimp yummy, the kalbi beef and the chicken teriyaki gorgeous. Since it was all you can eat, we sampled many different sushi and sashimi choices and enjoyed every single one except the edamame. These turned out to be salt crusted partially cooked green beans in the shell. Ugh. :-) Anyway - it was a wonderful meal and we can't wait to do it all over again.

  • Order: Fantastic Dragon rolls, Spicy Crab Rolls, Kalbi beef, teriyaki - a little of everything.
 
msbucky
33 Reviews
2012/05/17
  • a pleasant surprise
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We aren't sushi or sashimi eaters (especially after watching an episode of "House" - the night before ) but we thought it was about time to try Sushi 99. I ordered the Bento Box 'A' and my daughter ordered the Kalbi beef. The Kalbi and veggies were excellent. The miso soup and salad better than most we've had in the past. My Bento box was loaded with- more than one person could eat, with dumplings, California rolls, delicious chicken teriyaki, and veggies perfectly cooked. We were very very pleased. We also ordered a side of crab - real crab! and all was great. The whole thing came to about $30. a real bargain in any one's books! Also, mango ice cream for each of us for dessert. This was all ala carte not AYCE.

  • Order: Bento box, kalbi beef, deep fried crab, mango ice cream.
 
eudaemonia
9 Reviews
2012/02/29
  • It's a classier version of Ye's, but falls short on the food
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Atmosphere- pleasant

    services- mixed

    food- poor. too much rice in their sushi and maki. I do love their Galbi though- can't lie I was slightly impressed. But after all, this IS a sushi restaurant and their sushi is subpar at best.

    And try finding a parking space during lunch/dinner hours...I almost had to run someone over to beat a car to the spot.

  • Order: Sushi
 
Gryphon
1 Review
2012/01/29
  • never going back again
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Although familiar with sushi places, we had never been to Sushi 99 before. One side of the restaurant was empty, so we asked to sit there, as it was more protected from the front door, and because we have two kids under six thought it might be quieter for other patrons. However, we were told this wasn't possible, so were seated in the central section. (foreshadowing alert)

    We began debating the merits of "all-you-can-eat" versus the a la carte options. We assumed "all-you-can-eat" couldn't be shared, (although there was nothing written about this on any menu) so made up an order from the a la carte menu. Our original sever took this order.

    A few minutes later a second server came and asked us if we would like to have the AYCE option as well, and worked out which items my wife would keep on the a la carte order, and which items I would be able to put on the AYCE order sheet. We were confused by this, so questioned her about being able to split AYCE items with the kids, but she said that was fine. Her English was very poor, so it was difficult to clarify anything with her.

    The orders began coming out, and most of the items were fine. The edamame was limpid, but the sushi and rolls were what one would expect. However, my wife had a piece of my AYCE - mistake - the first waitress came over and angrily told her she was not to eat from those portions. My wife told her that we had tried to clarify this, but she was unreceptive, and for the next 15 minutes we were treated to suspicious, accusatory glances.

    Although I had ordered more items, nothing else was coming. My wife mentioned this to a third server, who smiled and said, "Ok". After waiting a few more minutes, we assumed our orders had been cut off due to our criminal activity, and were feeling pretty unwelcome. We duly paid our bill, and I wrote my concerns on the back of it, and suggested that they make their policy clear on the menu, or train their servers to adequately explain that policy. In any case, we won't be going back to see if they've taken us up on our suggestions.

    I will chalk this one up as a "what did you expect from a factory sushi joint?", and spend my money at smaller, more personable restaurants in the future.

    Oh, by the way, several patrons were seated where were had asked to be as we left.

  • Order: sushi, tempura, edamame
 
trendkill
16 Reviews
2011/09/15
  • Excellent sushi place
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I must admit, trying new sushi places scare the hell out of me.

    But friend recommended this place and we met up for dinner there. For an AYCE sushi place, I was pretty impressed. Excellent choices, very fresh tasting and not alot of rice to ruin the taste or hide it.

    Plenty of sashimi to choose from as well. The deep fried ice cream is a must..

    I'd be back again, this is a great place to eat at, not very loud, clean and they are quick to pick up your sheets and get your order.

  • Order: AYCE sushi
 
Trix
34 Reviews 1 Helpful
2011/08/23
  • I usually go to Ye's for AYCE sushi. They have a...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I usually go to Ye's for AYCE sushi. They have a few locations in town (the one in downtown Kitchener has the best service by far).
    My boyfriend and I decided to try Sushi 99 for something new. We were sorry we did. Ye's has way better service, better tasting sushi, better salad and appetizer options- even better dessert choices!
    Our server rarely came around to pick up our order, so we waited a long time between orders, whereas at Ye's everyone is constantly walking around to take orders. They also gave us our drinks with cups without straws or any ice which was odd to me.
    If you want AYCE sushi, I would suggest you stick with Ye's- its worth waiting in line for better service and food.

  • Order: a little bit of everything !
 
lovefood
24 Reviews
2011/08/17
  • above average
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • heard of this place but never been. i use to live in waterloo, but when i moved home after finishing at school. all my friends still insist on going to Ye's (btw over rated, loud, below average food, too much cooked items)

    so when my friend who lives across the str. invited us to go here for dinner I was hesitant. What if it is like Ye's. Honestly AYCE is only average compared to regular Japaneses restaurants. But you get what you pay for. Anyways.... the food is pretty decent. We ordered everything on menu to try. From noodles, sashimi, hand rolls, maki rolls, teriyaki, dessert.
    The salmon sashimi was very good. Fresh and melt on your tongue goodness. The eel was not too fishy at this place- so that was a plus. I don't normally like eel.

    Everything else like the soup, noodles and maki rolls were no different fron anywhere else.

    My fave was their salad finally a place that has the creamy japanese salad dressing and not the vinegar one. I think I ate 4 of those salads, which is sad since I was there to eat sushi. Everyone enjoyed the food there and came out stuffed.

    I would recommend the place for something different than Ye's...literally right around the corner. You can avoid the line up!!!

  • Order: AYCE, beers
 
WaterlooFoodie411
3 Reviews
2011/07/31
  • Fish not fresh
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • I went for All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) one night with my bf. The hot food came out first. When the sushi eventually came out, the fish was warm. The fish was also very thinly sliced to the point where it was see through and had holes. I felt uncomfortable eating warm unfresh fish. The fish had a strong taste. The server assured us that the fish was fresh but it was hard to say since it was odd tasting and warm.

  • Order: AYCE
 
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