This morning, four friends and I were out for the CN Tower Climb. We wanted someplace to eat because after all the waiting to climb up, the actual climb, and then the wait to come down, we were super hungry!
I read about I Love Sushi on this board a while ago in a discussion about which place has the best spider rolls. I think one or two people recommended this place so we decided to give it a try and go out to queen west. I really wanted to like this place, but too bad....
The menu looked great... the prices seemed reasonable and the pictures looked pretty decent and yummy. Four of us decided to go for a sushi platter,(20 sushi + 12 sashimi + 6 special roll) and an order of BBQ Eel special roll. The sushi platter listing had "(3-4 people)" written beside it since it was a sizeable amount of sushi. One person decided to get a red dragon roll.
The waitress came back a little while later with 3 bowls of miso soup and 3 bowls of salad. We asked why there were only 3 servings and she said it was because we only ordered three separate things. Is it just me, or does a sushi platter that is actually suggested on the menu to feed 3-4 people not considered more than just ONE thing?! Would it kill to add two extra small bowls of soup and salad? I asked about the price and it would've cost an extra $8 for it, so we passed and split up the one that came randomly.
We received the sushi platter and rolls. They looked alright. The sashimi slices were decent size, but the cuts of fish for the sushi were sad-looking, mostly for the tuna slices. They were so thin that we could see right through them when we held it up. A quarter of the sushi pieces was fake crab meat sticks.
Next, the "special roll" was actually canned tuna mixed with hot sauce and put in a roll. There was thin green onion slices served on top. The bbq eel special roll was ok. I asked if the red dragon roll was good and got a negative response. I can't comment on it because I didn't try it myself.
All in all, it was a pretty bad experience. The waitress wasn't friendly to begin with and wasn't very kind when we asked about the soup and salad situation.
I would definitely not make the trip there again.
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