Yang’s Kitchen Sushi Bar ★★★

Price: Adults – $14.99 for lunch and $21.99 for dinner. Children (9 or under) and Seniors (65 or over) are reduced.

Surprised I haven’t reviewed this restaurant before. I have eaten at Yang’s a few times in the past but just remembered to review them after a recent visit with my family.

For those of you who don’t know Yang’s, they’re an all you can eat (ACYE) sushi restaurant, offering service for lunch and dinner. The lunch and dinner menu are the same except with dinner you can order items from the sashimi, sushi bar and kitchen list. I prefer dinner too, even if it’s just for the extra food I can order. Keep in mind service during weeknight/weekends is slower and more hectic. So if you plan to eat then, I strongly suggest making reservations!! Otherwise, you’ll be stuck waiting over half an hour for a table. Also, except for dessert..order in one go to maximize your time. They might have a 2 hour seating time limit.

In terms of food, they are okay. I love salmon so I ordered dishes like their salmon rose sushi, spicy salmon rolls, salmon maki and sushi. All of which were fine. I would also recommend their unagi (eel) rolls, green dragon rolls, steak dishes (meat’s sliced up) and maybe fried rice if you are in the mood. Stay away from the bland cucumber sushi and overly salty miso soup though.

Yang’s a pretty popular place in Markham so I know it will have a variety of responses but I’m actually surprised at the amount of negative reviews (ie.Avoid Yang’s Kitchen Forum Post). I haven’t really experienced anything so terrible with the service as mentioned in the post but I do somewhat agree with the service complaints (whether that is because they don’t understand English or not). There have been many a time where I had to repeatedly wave my hand or just physically go up and ask for service or extra napkins/cutlery. I don’t really mind it much, its sometimes frustrating but I kind of almost expect it.

Maybe its just the Asian in me but I have more patience when it comes to Asian restaurants. I set a different pair of standards for them, not sure if this is because it is a habit from childhood, being a stereotypical Asian or both. Haha. I mean, all Asian restaurants have to do is provide the standard complementary tea, clean utensils (I wipe them again), serve food at the correct temperature within 30 minutes and I am good. 🙂

Dress code: Casual, good for friends and family. Possibly for socializing with co-workers if you are in the area.

Website: N/A
Location: 4261 Regional Rd 7, Markham, ON L3R 9W6
Telephone: (905) 944-0818
Hours: N/A – Please call ahead.

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Miga Korean & Japanese B.B.Q Restaurant ★★1/2

Price: $15+ depending on what you order

This restaurant would usually be out of the way for me but luckily I had a ride to get there. Went with friends who wanted to have Korean B.B.Q and arrived at the restaurant around 6:30pm.

Initially, we had planned to try the all you can eat advertised on their website for $26.95 but after arriving we were told it is only available for lunch. I guess they haven’t updated their website yet. Decided then to ordered the B.B.Q Combo #2 for 3 people at $59.95 instead. Combo includes 3 miso soups, 3 rice bowls and one miga salad or lettuce. We were provided 2 plates with L.A. beef short ribs, beef bulgogi, spicy pork and chicken, mussel, shrimp and mushrooms. I really enjoyed the beef short ribs and beef blugogi but I wouldn’t recommend their miga salad as I found it covered with a lot of dressing (perhaps too much sesame seed oil?). Also, portions for combo might not be enough if dining with just guys. I would suggest ordering separate dishes or just all you can eat lunch.

With service, servers were very nice and polite. They constantly changed the B.B.Q plate so smoke wouldn’t come up too much and  have a buzzer installed so you can ask for assistance too. They were so attentive, I think I only used the buzzer once to ask for a drink refill.

Overall, I would recommend trying Miga if you are in the area and in the mood for some Korean & Japanese food. Note – My friend did mention afterwards that they had a stomach ache but I am not sure why since they passed most of the food to me. Something done I think as their subtle attempt of not overeating and having the added benefit of fattening me up too. Grrrr, darn my love affair with meat! Haha

Dress code: Casual. Good for lunch and dinner with friends and family. Not really for work purposes though.

Website: http://www.migabbq.com/
Location: 2382 Dundas St.W, Mississauga Ontario L5K 1R7
Telephone: (905) 822 – 9200
Hours: Sunday to Monday: 11:30am to 10:30pm and Friday to Saturday: 11:30am to 11pm.

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Tako Sushi – Mississauga ★★★

Price: $10+

What I like about Tako Sushi is that their prices are fairly reasonable and they have specials named after streets in Mississauga. I like and recommend their Tomken, Hurontario and Dixie lunch specials (served between 11:30am to 3pm). I also recommend Dynamite, Spider, Red Dragon and Gold Dragon rolls besides the standard California and spicy salmon maki.

Note: They do not offer all you can eat but provide a take-out delivery option (pictures below).

Website: http://www.takosushi.ca/
Location: 30 Bristol Road East, Unit 1, Mississauga ON L4Z3K8
Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30am to 10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Telphone: (905)502-8188

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Marlowe Restaurant & Wine Bar ★★★

Price: $20-40+

Ate here for a birthday party, this restaurant changes into a mini-club after 10:30pm and they have weekly events. I wasn’t sure how good this restaurant would be but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food.

I had to pick from a pre-set menu due to the large table we had but I did like my main -prime rib roast beef (very tender) and dessert – chocolate brownie cake with vanilla ice cream. I think the price for the pre-set was reasonable since I did get a salad and a coffee/tea bonus with my main and dessert. All for only $27.50.

Also, from their drink menu I recommend a cocktail called “summer passion pear” which was sweet. For non-alcoholic, Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri was good. I would stay away from their Mai Tai cocktail though, I found it very strong.

Website: http://www.themarlowe.ca/richmondhill/index.php
Location: 155 York Boulevard, Unit 1, Richmond Hill L4B 3B4
Telephone: (905) 771-8645

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