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“Used to be great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sister's Restaurant & Banquets - CLOSED

Sister's Restaurant & Banquets
4 Old Kingston Rd, Toronto, Ontario M1E 3J5, Canada
416-282-8243
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Cuisines: Barbecue, Canadian
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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Used to be great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We used to love this restaurant. Very friendly as the owner was always there to great you as if you were a long-lost friend. The only problem used to be getting a table as it was very popular. Over the last while, however, it seems to have changed ownership. The food is still good and reasonably priced but the atmosphere has changed somewhat. We were there for lunch and a couple came in with a coupon for a free or discounted meal. She advised them that they didn't take the coupon as that was issued under the old owners. One of the couple was in a wheelchair and we'd seen them struggle for several minutes to get out of the car and into the restaurant only to turn around and leave. We were not impressed.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Used to be really good but now it's really HORRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

This place has gone downhill in every way. It's very disapppointing. My guess is that this place may have changed ownership or management (??).

The food used to be fresh, hot and very tasty with lots of selection. Now it's cold, not fresh (everything seemed heated over) and the selection is very limited. Big sections of the buffet counter sat empty and there were very few people there.

Service always used to be pleasant but this time the server was rude and nasty.

Will not be returning and would not recommend Sisters to anyone.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome Central European food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Awesome Central European food.

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Toronto
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely unimaginably abismal!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

Just got back from Sister's on Valentine's Day. $21.99/person for the buffet, which was extra because of Valentine's. Even the regular price of $18.99 would have been ridiculous. Much of the food was obviously pre-cooked, frozen then reheated. Much of it was cold. Selection was poor. Roast beef was like shoe leather. Felt like I was eating at the Legion on account of all the elderly people there. I used to come here as a kid 25 years ago. It used to be elegant and classy. Obviously you can never go back. I was extremely disappointed.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Real home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

I live in Toronto, in the Eastern end of the city and luckily close to Sister's.
This is an old fashioned buffet, lots of home cooked goodness, always a roast beef and a ham or turkey at the carving station, the best yorkshire puddings anywhere too.
As stated it is nowhere near downtown, but if you happen to be in the East end this is a great spot for a huge dinner, or weekend breakfast.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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