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“Food was fresh and amazing!”
Review of 1000 Sushi Islands - CLOSED

1000 Sushi Islands
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Our first time here and won’t be the last!! The food was absolutely fresh and amazing!! We ordered a few things of each to try them and in baches which worked great!! The food kept coming!! Looking forward to eating here again sooner than later!! Enjoy!!

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Thank Mikmar_12
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Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

All you can eat sushi place that gets orders to the table fast. The presentation is fine. The food tasty, but didn't knock my socks off. Great place for a relatively inexoensive, casual and quick dinner. It's great for families and has well-discounted children's all you can eat rates.

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Thank Doug0nTheRoad
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Very bad service from the waitress - felt like a burden to ask her for more tea. We tipped anyway.
Food was really slow and compared to other sushi places, definitely NOT worth the price we paid.

Also the mushrooms in the enoki wraps had BLOOD on some of them. I assume the utensil they used to take the cooked enoki rolls were not clean and were used to handle the raw beef! Terrible!!

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Thank stroumpfer
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Terrible service! Food is not fresh at all! Run if you can. Went to this place last week with a few friends, they had made so many mistakes bringing us the wrong sushi which was belong to other customer. When our food arrived, the sushi tastes rotten, not fresh! I have been to many sushi restaurants and so far this is the worst place. Service was terrible, probably because of language barrier. Many waitress spoke mostly Chinese, lottle bit of Englishand they are not Japanese by the way. Anyway, save your money, go some place else.

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2  Thank Worldtluxtraveller
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This restaurant is a friend's favourite sushi restaurant. 8 out of the 10 times we hang out, we'd go to 1000 sushi island.

A Japanese friend took me to a sushi restaurant in Osaka, Japan and I know what real authentic sushi tastes like. So this restaurant is definitely not authentic Japanese. The All-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants in Ottawa are owned by Chinese. And you will never be able to find good quality authentic Japanese food at an All-you-can-eat restaurant. So I always adjust my expectations on food quality when I'm at any all-you-can-eat places. I find the food so-so and the quality is inconsistent each visit.

The service is below average most of the time, but there would be the occasional great service (10% of the time). The last time we went, we requested for a pitcher of water, extra wasabi and ginger and the server actually replied "OK" and rolled her eyes at the same time. And yes, like another fellow trip-advisor member commented, most of the servers understand and speak minimal English. Sometimes, it is frustrating to ask questions about items on the menu. As for orders, we just have to fill out the order card including the quantity of serving. There were times when not everything on the order card was served, and so what we usually do is keep a copy of our order to keep track of what we've ordered and what's been delivered.

Well, we're there for the food and with the price that we pay (C$20+ for all-you-can-eat), we expect basic service. If you are looking for service, this is not a place for you.

They used to have the meal stamp cards where when you've collected all 10 stamps, you get a meal free the next time you eat there. They took that away for about a year but its back again. This is an additional incentive for us to return...despite the crappy service. ;)

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Thank Holidays_addict
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