• Ye's Sushi

  • 2.5 stars
    (82 reviews, average rating: 2.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Buffet, Japanese, Sushi
  • (519) 888-6066
  • 583 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2V 2E5
  • Neighbourhoods: Waterloo East
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Restaurant Details
Price range
$$ ($11-$25)
Payment method
No, cash
Language
No, english
Parking
No
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Eater
3 Reviews
2012/04/08
  • Messy place delicious food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Ye's sushi is probably one of the best places in the whole K-W area to get sushi. It is truly a wonderful experience. The service was good, nothing to complain. The atmosphere was not all that good, but all of those dissapointments were made up in the food. The food is phenomenal; there is nothing thats "adequate" about it. It is really a "one of a kind" experience for any of you that haven't had sushi. The portions are nicely sized, and overall well worth the money. Would I visit again? Absolutely!

  • Order: Dragon roll, salmon sushi with wasabi, bubble tea
 
eudaemonia
10 Reviews
2012/02/29
  • crusty, grungy, but oh so good
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place is always packed and always dirty, but it's SO good, most of the time. The service is very indifferent/poor; most of the waiting staff do not even speak English. But I don't go here for the service or for the decor... the sushi is wonderful!!! I love that they don't pack the sushi with rice like many restaurants in the area do...however, one time there was a stench emanating from the sashimi... it was unusual but I have since forgiven them for that. So I guess the only thing consistent about this place is that they will mess up your order.

  • Order: sashimi, sushi, galbi, etc.
 
Elle
2 Reviews
2012/02/25
  • Hit and Miss
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • * spicy salmon sushi is really good!
    * chicken skewers, always bite into grissle, gross!
    * seaweed salad, dressing is fantastic
    * sushi rolls are huge, lots of rice which makes it very difficult to eat
    * new menu items sound good but taste terrible

    Check out Sushi Feast in Cambridge, food quality is best i have ever seen in an "all you can eat" sushi restaurant.

  • Order: a bit a everything....
 
Katernator
4 Reviews
2012/02/06
  • no more second chances!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I will never go back to this establishment again!

    The last straw..Gave me food poisoning...
    Have been many times before and it was never that good... always something... usually things we ordered never came... which can get pretty annoying...

  • Order: salad, dragon roll, salmon sushimi, tempura, etc
 
KitchenerFoodie491
1 Review
2011/12/20
  • If you aren't asian you pay more!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Was fairly happy until I found out that the prices here are discriminating against non-asians! Twice now the asian customers in front of me were only charged $14.99 for their dinner buffet, while I was charged $19.99. I know this is a fact because on my last visit the women first said the meal was $14.99 because she did not see my face and my hair is black and as soon as I looked up, she quickly said, "no sorrry 19.99!" This is unfair and immoral! Very upset...

  • Order: Variety of everything on the menu
 
2012/02/09

Recent Comment by: KitchenerFoodie491

Twice I have gone there and the asian person in front of me got a discount. I paid regular. The one time the man said to an asian girl in front of me, "you get a discount for paying cash" then i paid in cash after her..no discount.

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Sladj
7 Reviews
2011/11/23
  • Fantastic sushi!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The place is amazing if your looking for great, fresh sushi at a reasonable price. You can't go wrong with all you can eat. The staff do mix orders up sometimes, or forget to bring you what you ordered, or sometimes bring you something you didn't order. Not a deal breaker through. The atmosphere of the place is a little bland and boring, they definately need to spice things up a bit. All in all the place is adequate. The food is all that matters for me though, absolute best in K-W! ! !

  • Order: I have tried most things on the menu.
 
JamesD
17 Reviews
2011/08/11
  • Never get Sprite
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • Ye's is pretty much our standard place for Sushi in Waterloo. It's where we go when we're craving sushi in KW. It's all you can eat, and has a decent selection of sashimi, sushi, rolls, and other entrees. I especially love the green onion beef rolls, and the chicken and beef skewers. Plus they finally removed the limit on red tuna (my favourite sashimi).

    The service is mildly horrible, which is typical for these sorts of busy all you can eat places, but I think they're substandard even considering. Extra advice: If drinking pop, get coke and NEVER GET SPRITE. If you do, when you ask for a refill the waitresses stick their noses into the cups to check if it's pop or water. Extremely rude and disgusting! They have improved on some things, eg they automatically serve you soup spoons with your miso (which is traditionally eaten without spoons but enough people must ask for it).

    The food is the part that (sort of) makes up for the bad service. Like any all you can eat sushi place, they miss (ignore?) some of the ordered items. This leads to quandries where we eat all our food, order more, and then the rolls come super late, leaving us with too many rolls for too few people.

    We try not to go during peak periods, when the place is packed with students, but from May to August the place is not too crowded.

    At first, this Waterloo location was much better than the downtown Kitchener location in terms of roominess, cleanliness and promptness with food. Unfortunately, it eventually gave way to the strain of too many people and the service has suffered. We now go to the Kitchener-Sportsworld location instead.

  • Order: everything
 
Ven
3 Reviews
2011/08/07
  • Quality food!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I've been to Ye's many times, and there's no doubt that the food is excellent! The Spicy Dragon Roll is my favourite and I've never been disappointed with the quality of the food. However, the restaurant lacks in service. Some waitresses had a hard time understanding English, and although I don't care too much for this, other waitresses were slightly rude which I found was consistent in both locations.
    The past few visits, our orders had been forgotten or misplaced. Though I find it understandable for mistakes to happen, I've experienced the same on multiple visits to Ye's.
    Nonetheless, I will return to the restaurant because the food is worth it! And don't forget to try the Spicy Dragon Roll :)

  • Order: An assortment from the menu, spicy dragon roll, banana, shrimp tempura, chicken teriyaki, ye's fried rice
 
GuelphFoodie831
5 Reviews
2011/04/04
  • HATE IT
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 6
  • Went to give it a 3rd try and should have learned from the first two times I went there. Service is bad, came to our table once and the sushi isn't what we ordered. The rice in the sushi was warm making the roll taste less than desirable. I refuse to go back.

  • Order: Variety of menu
 
Twitch630
5 Reviews
2011/01/20
  • Nothing spectacular for Japanese all-you-can-eat
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 6
  • INITIAL: Seeing as how I go to school in Waterloo, it wasn't hard to hear about this place from students. Located near Conestoga Mall, the restaurant is really easy to find.

    ATMOSPHERE: It is fairly large restaurant with good atmosphere for a large "get-together" kind of setting. The decor is nice for an all-you-can-eat (AYCE) restaurant.

    FOOD: The menu looks long and extensive, but the food was nothing spectacular. The food lacked quality worth paying 25 dollars for a dinner buffet. At times, the sashimi that was being served wasn't even fresh, and the batter-to-shrimp ratio for tempura was ridiculous. There was way too much batter for the size of the shrimp. Most of the time, they wouldn't give you the amount you ordered. But it's not really a big problem, since its an AYCE restaurant, so you can always order again. I think the restaurant is only still open today because of the convenience relative to the university students, and that most of its patrons are university students. Otherwise, it wouldn't have stood a chance given its quality.

    SERVICE: The service is okay, but not too great. I get mixed results everytime I go. General consensus is that if you do not speak Mandarin or Cantonese, sometimes the waiters/waitresses wouldn't fully understand you. I had this personal experience when I tried to make a reservation by telephone. After trying to tell the waitress how many people and what time it was for, I gave up and resorted to just speaking in Mandarin.

    OVERALL: I've only actually wanted to go try out this restaurant for the first time. After that, the reason I went back was because it was for someone's birthday or just a gathering in general. Despite the recent added competition from Sushi 99, you would think they would up the quality, but it is still pretty much the same. New menu design, same food quality.

  • Order: Almost everything on the menu
 
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