Sushi Tokyo (Calgary) – Never eat here. SAVE YOURSELVES!
After a 5 year hiatus from Sushi Tokyo because of consistently bad quality, my buddy I and myself decided to head there for a lunch All-you-can-eat bonanza, for old times sake. Our preferred sushi watering hole (Sushi Ichiban) no longer served All-you-can-eat for lunch and frankly, after the nights that we had had, we needed some protein.
$16.99 for the All-you-can-eat special. Hmmm the price had risen. We almost turned away but we decided to push through since we were already there. Big mistake.
What was wrong with the food:
1) Orders were wrong – I ordered 6 salmon nigiri and they brought 2. I ordered a spicy salmon roll, they brought spicy tuna roll. We ordered 2 spicy tuna rolls and they brought one (this mistake was welcome).
2) Tuna tasted fishy – All the tuna tasted fishy. The tuna nigiri, the outsider roll, the spicy tuna roll, all of it was marred by an abhorrent fishiness.
3) Some very questionable fish – On the spicy tuna roll (which was supposed to be a spicy salmon roll), there was one piece of fish that was very white. It almost looked like red snapper but I wasn’t sure. I ended up taking the 4 pieces of that roll into my coat pocket and threw it away in the toilet so we wouldn’t get charged. I haven’t done antics like that since I was 16.
4) Bad tipping practices – They automatically charged us 10% gratuity even though we were a party of two. That is somewhat questionable already. BUT THEN THEY DECIDED TO GIVE US THE BILL WITH THE TIP LINE BLANK. My buddy I actually was going to end up giving a 25% tip because they did that. Thanks so my quick eye, we ended up giving them the baseline 10%. They didn’t deserve it.
There are very few restaurants that I will never ever frequent again. This is one of them. This makes my $hit list.