Sushi Kan
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2008 Jun 5
Kate, that's totally it with Sushi Kan. You can only figure out what's good if you order it. It's totally hit and miss. Thanks for the feedback on the sushi pizza as I've been wanting to try it. Guess I won't now!

2008 Jun 5
I ate here for my birthday last Saturday. Although I had made a reservation, we found ourselves waiting at the door for about 15 minutes before they even greeted us, then another 5 or so before we were seated. Once we were seated, however, the food came reasonably fast. We were able to order two rounds in less than an hour. Because we were a larger party (10), we weren't really sure if we got items we hadn't ordered though. None the less, it was all eaten.

The food is so-so, nothing really to write home about. There were some foods that everyone agreed on, including the steak teriyaki, the udon noodle bowls, the calamari, and a couple of rolls (yummy yummy roll being one).

There were also some things that were a huge miss, like the salmon teriyaki, the ramen noodle bowls, and the ICE CREAM! Freezer burn to boot, don't go near it. I also though the sushi pizza wasn't very good, it was overfried and tasted like it was left out for an hour before serving...yuck

This is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. At 23$ a person on a saturday night, it's a pretty good deal for the selection. I can't say I won't go back, but I will know what to stay away from next time.


2008 Apr 21
We went for dinner at Sushi Kan on Friday night. It wasn't overly busy, but the service was really quick. When I say quick, I mean that we handed in our sheet with our orders and the sushi started to arrive in under 5 minutes.

It was definitely one of our better experiences there.


2008 Apr 15
I had the worst sushi I've ever had here , ever ! but also some of the best and at a reasonable price ? It's a mixed review for Sushi Kan.

2008 Mar 1
Don't expect fine dining at Sushi Kan, but if you want a big feed of sushi at a reasonable price, then this is the place for you.

The food is so-so...maybe a little better than what you could buy at the Superstore, but there's LOTS of it and a good variety too. Like Nanook says, you can try all kinds of new sushi dishes here and not worry about spending too much or getting stuck with something you don't like.

The decor is" hospital cafeteria' meets "enter the dragon." Comfortable enough, but nothing fancy.

The service is hit and miss. The servers tend to treat your order like 'suggestions' of what to bring you and don't always get you everything you ask for. On my first visit they just plain stopped serving us in the middle of the meal. It was like they decided we'd had enough. We asked for the bill and left.

I was there for the third or fourth time last night and the service was considerably better and much faster, but we were still semi-abandoned about half-way through the meal and had to nab someone to get a drink refill.

Keep your expectations low and you won't be disappointed.

2007 Dec 6
I've eaten at Sushi Kan for the last time!! I have now eaten here for lunch 5 times, and each time the service gets worse. Today was the last straw when our orders were given to the large group at the table behind us. I had to leave to make it back to work for a meeting, so I wasn't able to re-order what I had already ordered... but I still had to pay the full amount after consuming only miso soup, one tempura shrimp, and about 6 pieces of sushi (I was there for an hour at this point). The food is okay, but not good enough to make up for the service. I totally agree with Nanook's assessment of the service, and it just seems to get worse with each visit. I know this site is all about the food - but for me, the service is part of culinary experience and if the service is really bad, it doesn't matter if the food it good. Maybe if the food was exceptional, it would be worth tolerating the shoddy service, but it isn't. Good value for the money maybe (if you actually get your order), but remember, your time is worth something too.

2007 Nov 22
I've been to Sushi Kan three or four times now and while it's not spectacular, it's definitely value for money. I enjoy it because it gives me a chance to try things that I may have been hesitant to order elsewhere. It's also easy for us to get a group out, so it means a good variety of orders as opposed to going out as a couple.

They have improved on the accuracy of the orders since my first visit by providing tables with paper to hand their orders in on. And yes, they are licensed.

On our last visit (Nov. 17, 5:30ish) the presentation when were arrived was nice as the table was set. I enjoy the spicy crispy salmon rolls, rainbow rolls, golden dragon rolls and the yummy yummy rolls. I've found the tempura to be hit or miss - sometimes its fresh and crispy, while other times it's soggy. Generally the shrimp is more reliable. The white tuna nigiri wasn't as good as elsewhere as it was a little rubbery. The red snapper and yellow snapper were good. I generally don't order ice cream as I find it too heavy on the cream.

My only complaint is that some of the staff have very poor English and seem to get testy/frustrated when: a) bills are asked to be split (in groups of 6 or 8, this is to be expected); b) when you mention something was forgotten; or c) inform them that you received food you didn't order. On our last visit our Snapper and Eel were ordered with the rest of nigiri but arrived easily half an hour after everything else.

2007 Sep 26
I went for lunch with my bf today. (Lunch seems to be the best value for money - $12.99 for weekday lunch as opposed to $20-23 for dinner during the week or on the weekend). I was nervous about the service mostly because of some reviews that I'd read, but our server was very attentive and knowledgeable and there were three or four other servers circulating to take away empty dishes and fill water. Orders arrived promptly to the table (within 10 or 15 minutes). One sushi roll was left off of our initial order, but there was ample time and opportunity to order several times, so it eventually arrived.

The serving sizes were nicely sized (on the small side) so that we got to try several appetizers (agedashi tofu, miso soup, sweet potato tempura and fried dumplings) with lots of room left for sushi! I had the pickled radish and cucumber rolls as well as the seaweed salad, mushroom and tofu "sushi". All were tasty with my only complaint being that the rice was a little dry and the rolls were a bit sloppy.

They must have gotten a liquor license since LiveToEat visited in June because there were alcoholic beverages listed on their menu.

2007 Jun 27
A couple of weeks ago I went to the ‘all you can eat’ sushi place here in Ottawa, Sushi Kan, on Merivale Road. With much trepidation, given the web write ups on this restaurant and how it did not deliver in terms of order promptness and accuracy, and after much soul searching, I did finally get around to going with my son and daughter who are, like dad, food fanatics. My son had already been there a couple of times and said it was ok. Now he loves sushi, can eat vast amounts of it and what better test than have someone like that to judge the place.

The trick here is, know what you want and order as soon as you arrive, having a first glance at the menu. Then wait and look at the menu in detail and order for a second round. There is a limit of 1.5 hours sitting time, so if you wait, you can only get one order in. They have no license so don’t worry about the sake. Drink tea or soft drinks, which is also all you can eat… The waitresses are knowledgeable, but I suspect there is a rule that they follow, whereby they are the actual ones judging what you should be eating. If he/she feels you know what you are ordering, there will be little or no mistakes.

Then there is a wait, because unlike a mass produced all you can eat place, they make the stuff individually. And it takes about 30 min to get stuff to the table…that’s why order as soon as you sit, then you’ll be able to order the next round after the first one comes. The servers know when to come around and check. We polished off the first round of about 30 to 40 pieces and my daughter was already figuring out what the next ones were.

They have little unagi rice bowls, which were actually quite good and also hand rolls and udon noodles and tempura. During the 2nd round, we had ordered some tempura and noodles, but it never came….suspect the waitress judged that we were getting full, which we were… But we did finish everything that was served to us on the second round and had green tea ice cream to boot. This was the third round of ordering… We did not leave hungry.

In any event, for $15 per person for lunch, all in, it beats hands down anything else you can get in the city or even close by. So it’s good value, but you have to know and order fast. It’s not a place for atmosphere and lingering, like other Japanese restaurants; but the food is not mass or pre-produced, so it is as good as (and you know what I think of the making of sushi…very over priced in Ottawa), the bites at any of the other fancier places in Ottawa.

2007 Jun 27
I think this place is much maligned. I wrote a piece somewhere on this, but essentially you have to know what you want and order as soon as you sit...then go round 2.

It's all you can eat jap food..so try some of the tempura and eel on rice....

I think it should be commended for being the first.. sakura came later... mental note to try...

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2008 Feb 29
On my last visit I ordered the Dragon roll (white and red) and quite liked the change to the baked roll. I also recommend the spicy crispy salmon and the Yummy Yummy roll.

2007 Sep 7
Thought this place was great! It may not be the real Japanese Sushi, but it'll do for the price they ask for. Have been back here maybe 4 times in the last month. Thought lunches are better than dinner.



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2008 Feb 29
Last time I was here (at Christmastime) I decided to order a bunch of different items to see how they were. We had a huge group, so I figured someone would eat it.

The calamari was wonderful. Not too rubbery, not overfried. The calamari was deep-fried. Easily some of the best I've had. It was a pleasant surprise.




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2011 Aug 8
Normally I would avoid fried rice at a restaurant like this; I'd assume it was just a menu filler, but we were here with my Mom and she ordered it (the chicken fried rice, i think they have a few other types as well). It is excellent! Best fried rice I've had in Ottawa! Nice big pieces of chicken and scrambled egg, the obligatory peas, and an incredible umami tastiness. I wish I had some right now!


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2008 Feb 29
I find mackerel hard to stomach at the best of times. But the last time we were there (after Christmas) people in our group ordered it and didn't finish it.

2007 Nov 29
The salmon sashimi is amazing here. The white tuna is good. But you must avoid the mackerel at all costs. Most disgusting thing i've ever put in my mouth. In contrast the salmon is so delicious and melts in your mouth.

Also avoid the salmon teriyaki at all cost. Disgusting.



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