Kanda Sushi & Grill
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
Kanda Sushi & Grill is the first “Freely Order and Eat” style Japanese restaurant in New Zealand. It is similar to buffet where a fixed price is charged per person.
13 Reviews for Kanda Sushi & Grill
However I, too, suspect that not all ordered items gets honoured (i.e. delivered). But the good thing about buffets are – you get to re-order as many times as you want. And – having ordered your food that way – you can be guaranteed that the food is prepared fresh, esp sashimi.
As soon as we walked through the door, we were greeted straight away despite the restaurant being about 90% full. Staff were very attentive and polite the whole time we were there, especially seeing as we were new to the restaurant and were unsure how things worked with ordering.
I’d recommend ordering a little more than you would with the first round to prevent you waiting in between courses. Mind you, the wait wasn’t too long anyway. We made the mistake of ordering too little – then when we came to the second round, ordered too much haha.
The sushi itself was wonderful, great value for money. I’ve already booked a table to go back next week with another friend.
Why pay $10 for 10 pieces of sushi at a sushi shop when $8 more will get you all you can eat. Will definitely be returning.
I enjoyed the 12 different sushi on my platter except for the tuna one
And a note to anyone. If you order, then eat, then order again then you have to realize you will have to wait. If you don’t want to wait then order all at once like we did – don’t just order 1 piece of each sushi, eat it then order again. Order 4 pieces of each etc
We were happy to find that we had the same good experience as before. Their menus have changed slightly with a few more hot food options. We had 4 large platters arrive within 5-10 min of ordering and had to tell them to halt the rest as our table had no more space! Staff were also friendly and helpful.
If you’re looking for super high quality and authentic Japanese cuisine, you’re probably not going to find it here. But it’s definitely worth the price you pay so we’ll be recommending to our friends.
It is an all-you-can-eat restaurant, which is extremely busy and noisy, as it is hugely popular with large groups of teens and families with young children. I actually think this atmosphere adds to the character of the place.
The food is not the best you’re going to get, but it’s pretty good for this type of restaurant. The lunch menu is not as large in range as the dinner menu, but the prices do differ significantly so this is fair. I have always found the food to be fresh, flavoursome and well cooked. I have never had any issues with the freshness or quality of the sashimi, salmon or tuna.
Yes, some of the staff don’t have time to check on you and some even look grumpy, but when we ask for something they go and get it for us. They do have a few good ones, like the young male manager, who is always attentive and takes time to explain the ordering process to new diners. I am always impressed by his customer services skills, and his ability to handle the range of ages and attitudes from diners.
Yes, they do sometimes lose orders and sometimes we also lose track of the things we’ve ordered, mainly because of the way the orders are processed. No big deal, I just tell someone we ordered something and it didn’t arrive and they normally go and get it, or we just choose it again when we next place an order.
The place is not a fine dining restaurant, so don’t expect it be like one! If you’re wanting a romantic dinner with your partner, then don’t even bother considering this place. However, if you want to have a fun night out with friends and/or family then this place is great. You certainly won’t walk away feeling hungry!
Service was normal just like any other Chinese-run restaurant – acceptable, but lacks the personal touch. But who cares about the service if you’re only paying $28-$33 a head for sashimi?
Every table is given an order list (ie you order items listed in the list and hand it over to the waitress). Unfortunately, 80% of what you ordered will never arrive. The waitresses tells us ‘oh, we lost your order, please order again’. Twice! Their strategy is to feed you a little, get you to re-order, and wait. While you wait, you will turn to drinking tea and miso soup. Before you know it, you are full from drinking fluids and want to go home.
Second. The owner, chefs, waiters and waitresses are the same bunch from the restaurant above (Night Owl which is a good feed and highly recommended). This sushi house is owned by the Chinese who has no skills in preparing authentic Japanese sushi. The Chinese attitude, customer service, hygiene, freshness and quality is reflected on the food.
I agree with the first reviewer. I would have liked to give 0 stars. I rather pay $50-$60 for fresh, quality sushis made by the Japanese or Korean with amazing customer service.
PS- I’m a Chinese. So this is no racism biased review. 記住: 提防! You will only be paying $18pp for Chinese sushi.