To celebrate my sister’s upcoming birthday, my family decided to go out for a luxurious dinner. We ended up going to Matsuda Japanese Cuisine for dinner, an all you can eat (AYCE) restaurant in Toronto. One thing that I recommend, especially if you’re planning to go on a weekend, is to make reservations! The wait time can be so brutal there! Regardless, their wide menu selection gives reason as to why there are so many people there.
I didn’t forget to bring my camera with me, so I actually have a lot of photos to share :).
The store banner/logo from outside
Interior of Matsuda. Lights are dimmed. Spacious and cozy :).
Check out http://www.matsudasushi.com/alldin.html for the full dinner menu! Some of the items on the menu that left a good impression:
One of the more unique items on the menu. It's super delicious, and yes it's raw! It also tends to be harder to find on menus of other AYCE restaurants
Mango Roll: tempura bits, kani, cucumber roll w/ avocado on top and mango sauce. What I liked about it was that it tasted so fresh and all the ingredients complimented each other very well.
Steamed egg: Another rare item that is served at AYCE restaurants. I love how they steam the egg perfectly, and the complimented ingredients - shrimp and enoki mushrooms
Sashimi Platter: This is just a few from the selection of sashimi they have on the menu. The star of the platter, I would say is the sweet shrimp, which is so difficult to find! One thing to bear in mind is that they only serve sweet shrimp on Fri-Sun.
Grilled Beef Skewer: Although it doesn't look very special, I have to say that it tasted so delicious when I bit into it. Flavour was strong and meat was very tender.
Takoyaki: Who doesn't love takoyaki? And...ALL YOU CAN EAT? *gasp*
Salmon Roses: One of my all-time favourite sushis.
Grilled Mushrooms: My mom loved this the most. Who has ever seen mushroom caps so big before?
L-R: Ginger milk, taro mousse, tiramisu mousse, mango yoghurt. So much selection (these are only a few on the menu) and all tastes fairly decent! If I had to pick one though, it'd go to the famous mango yoghurt.
By the end of the meal, we were all filled to the max, and were complaining about how full we were xD. The meal was definitely very satisfying and delicious. Orders were generally took a reasonable time before it came and were processed pretty accurately.
My rating for Matsuda:
- atmosphere: 7/10
- value: 8/10
I don’t think it’s fair to rate food for this trip because it is an all you can eat place after all. Instead I put my “food” criteria in value because the menu variety reflected on the value of what you were paying for. And because we went on a weekend for dinner it costed $23.95 + tax. It may seem a bit pricy, but there was a great variety in selection, and quality was fair for an all you can eat.
Until next time! And Happy birthday sis!!!