Japanese food has been around for centuries and is one of the most popular cuisine choices in the world. It’s no wonder that there are so many delicious Japanese restaurants out there.
From mouth-watering slippery ramen noodles to beautifully grilled teppanyaki dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
And let’s not forget that there’s the world’s greatest invention – sushi!
Kaka Sushi is an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in Markham, Ontario that offers an impressive variety of both traditional and innovative sushi rolls, as well as hot and cold Japanese dishes.
Kaka All You Can Eat Sushi has something for everyone, whether you’re a sushi lover or not. For those who don’t love sushi, they offer cooked Japanese dishes such as chicken katsu, tempura, grilled fish, a selection of teppanyaki dishes, and udon noodles. And for those who do love sushi, they offer an impressive variety of both traditional and innovative rolls.
Kaka All You Can Eat Sushi Review
Some of their most popular sushi rolls include the Dragon Roll (shrimp tempura, cucumber, and avocado wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with eel sauce), the Rainbow Roll (crabmeat, cucumber, and avocado wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with assorted fish), and the Spicy Tuna Roll (tuna, and cucumber wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with spicy mayo).
So if you’re looking for a delicious sushi restaurant in Markham, Ontario, be sure to check out Kaka Sushi. You won’t be disappointed!
Here are the items we tried along with our review of Kaka AYCE sushi.
1. Edamame beans
The edamame beans were delicious and a great way to start our meal. They were cooked perfectly and had a nice, salty flavour.
They were cooked just the way I like them!
2. Deep-fried octopus balls
We were expecting the octopus balls to be more rounded like the ones they serve at teppanyaki restaurants. The ones here weren’t bad, but they were a bit flat and not as round as we would have liked.
They tasted pretty good, though!
3. Salmon sashimi
We love sashimi and there is no way we’d go to an AYCE sushi restaurant without ordering a set of these over and over again!
Given it’s an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, we didn’t expect the sashimi here to be amazing like Sushi Ichiban on Ellesmere, but it was still really good!
The salmon was fresh and had a great texture. It pairs nicely with some wasabi and a light hint of soy sauce. To be honest I could skip the soy sauce and eat this with just wasabi.
4. Butterfish sashimi
Aside from salmon sashimi, we also kept ordering the butterfish sashimi. We love how soft and smooth the butterfish was!
It literally melts in your mouth and has a very delicate flavour.
5. Torched beef
It is still raw, like sashimi, but it is flame-torched which gives it a nice little smokey flavour that melts into your mouth.
We enjoyed the touched sushi here more than at one of our favourite AYCE sushi restaurants, Matsuda.
6. Torched salmon and other fish
Similar to the torched beef, the sashimi salmon was very thinly sliced on top of rice and had a great texture.
We tried all their torched sushi, which includes the miso salmon, salmon oshizushi, butterfish oshizushi, and tiger shrimp oshizushi – they were all phenomenal!
The only thing we didn’t like was the amount of rice they gave. The image on their menu looked like it would be a perfect proportion of fish to rice, but in reality, there was way too much rice.
Who needs more rice when we have a whole bunch of other delicious sushi and special rolls to eat?
7. Black pepper beef
The black pepper beef was juicy, saucy, and had a good kick of pepper to it!
It was one of my husband’s favourite dishes and he kept calling for a few more rounds of this dish.
8. Beef enoki mushroom rolls
I am not a huge fan of red meat, but that’s an exception when it comes to Japanese cuisine.
The beef enoki mushroom rolls are one of my favourite appetizers, which can get addicting. But the ones here weren’t as good as Matsuda’s AYCE sushi restaurant.
The beef here was cooked perfectly but the enoki mushrooms were a little overcooked and dried on the edges. I didn’t enjoy this dish as much at Kaka but it was passable for me to order another round.
9. Short ribs
My husband and I love my mom’s homemade short ribs, so every time when we go out to eat, nothing can compare.
Don’t get me wrong. The short ribs here were good, but not as fall-off-the-bone tender as my mom’s. But they were still really delicious!
10. Chicken skewers
The chicken skewers here were really dry but still edible. They can’t compare to the chicken skewers we had from Lanna’s Thai restaurant or Matsuda’s AYCE Sushi restaurant, but they weren’t bad. It wasn’t worth ordering another serving.
11. Grilled tiger shrimp skewers
The grilled shrimp skewers at Kaka were good, but the only thing we didn’t like was the fact that the shell was still on. It would have been perfect if they de-shelled it for us on the stick!
Because I don’t want to get my hands dirty, we didn’t order another round of this.
12. Regular sushi rolls
We ordered regular sushi rolls like the yam roll, salmon roll, tuna roll, cucumber roll, and avocado roll.
They were all good but we didn’t order as many rounds of these because we wanted to try as much variety as possible including the special rolls.
13. Special sushi rolls
We also ordered so many special rolls that I lost count!
Some of our favourites were the king crab roll, dragon roll, rainbow roll, eel cucumber roll, shrimp tempura roll, and volcano roll.
Unlike the torched sushi we mentioned, the special rolls all tasted great and had a good ratio of fish to rice. We also appreciated how each sushi size was small, so we didn’t feel as guilty ordering so many rounds of these.
As much as we enjoyed the sushi and special rolls here, we still prefer Matsuda’s AYCE!
14. Steamed vegetables
The steamed vegetables were a great way to cleanse our palate in between all the sushi rolls and dishes. They were simple but tasty, and a good way to get some greens in!
15. Creme brulee
The creme brulee here was so smooth, buttery, and creamy. Wow, it was heavenly!
I’m a huge fan of sweets, and I could have easily eaten a few more rounds of this. But I wanted to save room for the green tea creme brulee.
Luckily I stopped myself from ordering too many because I should be watching out for my waistline and the amount of sugar intake. Haha!
16. Green tea creme brulee
We’ve never had green tea or matcha creme brulee before, but we were intrigued when we saw the couple next to us order it.
The green tea creme brulee here was just okay. It had a strong matcha flavor and wasn’t too sweet. Nothing beats the original creme brulee!
I’m still happy we decided to order this because it was such a unique dessert. We probably wouldn’t order it again because of how good the regular (vanilla) creme brulee was.
17. Green tea ice cream
Surprisingly, the green tea ice cream here was smooth and creamy. It didn’t taste like the other typical green tea ice cream we’ve had from other AYCE restaurants.
Now, if you’re really looking for some REALLY good green tea or matcha ice cream, then we highly recommend Kitaya! It’s a small Japanese shop that serves sushi, poke bowls, and desserts. Kitaya literally has one of the best-tasting soft-served Japanese ice creams. It was so good that we even included a review with photos here!
The sushi at Kaka AYCE Sushi was really good still, but not as amazing as we thought it would be. We’ve had better sushi from other AYCE restaurants.
However, we did enjoy the variety of special rolls offered here. Our favourites were the king crab roll, dragon roll, rainbow roll, eel cucumber roll, shrimp tempura roll, and volcano roll.
We also liked their torched sushi selection, creme brulee, and green tea ice cream more than other AYCE restaurants.
I can’t forget that we also appreciate that they have steamed vegetables as an option! I’ve never come across an AYCE sushi restaurant with veggies unless it was deep-fried tempura.
The service at Kaka AYCE Sushi was good overall, but the servers weren’t as friendly as the ones at Matsuda. They weren’t rude or anything, but they could have been more engaging with guests by smiling more.
The place is clean, brightly lit, and has a modern vibe. It’s nothing too fancy but it looks nicer than a lot of AYCE sushi places in downtown Toronto.
We find that most AYCE Japanese restaurants are quite pricey today! Kaka sushi is comparable and we can’t say that the pricing isn’t fair. However, we do think the price leans more towards the expensive side. And mind you, we paid for the weekday price, which is less than Friday and weekends.
Sometimes we think it’s more worth it ordering a la carte because the quality of sushi is often better.
Our bill came out to be $85.77 after tax but before tips. Including tips, our meal for two people was $101.20 and that’s without ordering drinks! That’s $50.60 per person, which is a little expensive for a typical night out on a weekday. It wasn’t a special occasion or anything. We were just trying to find a place to eat because we had no time to cook dinner tonight.
Kaka Sushi Restaurant Rating: 4/5
We would recommend Kaka AYCE Sushi if you’re looking for a place with good sushi and special rolls. The quality of their sushi isn’t the best we’ve had, but it’s still above average for an AYCE Japanese restaurant.
We also like that they offer a variety of unique dishes like their teppanyaki, torched sushi, a wide variety of sushi rolls, and a good amount of delicious desserts to choose from like the creme brulee, and green tea ice cream. They also had fried banana but we were too full to try it!
The ambiance is clean and modern but nothing too fancy. The price is on the expensive side but not unexpected for an AYCE Japanese sushi restaurant. That’s just how much it costs today. Inflation sucks.
Overall, we give Kaka Sushi 4 out of 5 stars!
Have you been to Kaka AYCE Sushi before? Let us know what you think in the comments below!