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“Japanese place serving deep fried tempura mars bars”
Review of Kinkaku Izakaya

Kinkaku Izakaya
Ranked #14 of 551 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have always gone with others when they visit us here in town and they also rave about this place.

Izakaya has the classic assortments of sushi, sashimi, tempuras --and none ever disappoint. Their specials are also unique and tasty.

a twenty something crowd seems to be the norm and its always noisy...don't go here to propose....
...more importantly put on your stretchy pants and don't eat before going ;)

It will be at least of a 1/2 hour wait for a table in a narrow tight foyer/hall, however its definitely worth the wait.
enjoy.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I tried to get a table at this restaurant for months but continued to get discouraged by the lineups. When I finally decided to bite the bullet and wait, I was pleasantly surprised. This restaurant by far has the best quality sushi ingredients. The carpaccio was fresh and full of flavour, the pan fried strip lion steak melted in your mouth, and the hand rolls were uniquely filled to perfection. Service was incredibly fast and attentive. Definitely worth the wait.

Thank katmuratis
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have eatten here about 5 times, from when it first opened. Here the Japanese food is very good, especially for an all you can eat place. Sometimes AYCE is not great quality, but pricey. Here you will pay the same price as most AYCE Japanese restaurants and the taste will be superior and very fresh. It does get very crowded at times.

I want to go again at night time as they have a nice looking Japanese drink menu. I wish they had more dessert options personally but they do have a nice small selection of dessert items.

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Thank CanadianTravelingEh
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place is great! The food is excellent, the servers are fast, efficient and very friendly. Management knows how to train people. One of the best things I like is that (although it is a buffet style) there is a surcharge on food items that are not eaten. Too many people go to Buffets and eat like it's never going to be there again and there is so much waste it would make you cry. Their prices are very competitive and we've been there quite often. One note: There are no reservations - first come first served as they say. At peak times it can be a bit daunting...who knows? You could meet your new best friend just standing in line. Cheers!

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Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good quality of food. I like going there for sashimi, sushi and some wok dishes. It is a small restaurant. I would recommended go a little bit early for dinner.

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Thank Chutiporn P
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