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“Had a great meal and enjoyed every bite” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Suginoya Restaurant - CLOSED

Suginoya Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Had a great meal and enjoyed every bite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in the second floor on the main drag of Banff. We had 2 kids (with a stroller) - note - we couldn't find an elevator - so we had to carry everything up the flight of steep stairs. The restaurant looks plain and simple - dated decor---but we came for dinner with the family not a romantic dinner with the just the two of us. We were seated and handed hot towels to freshen up straight away (nice touch). The menu is average - the food came out extremely fast - which was great because our kids love sushi and they were hungry. The restaurant clientele were mostly Japanese (we took that as a very good sign!). Didn't go in the bathroom, but the restaurant was clean. Prices were average - we very much enjoyed our dinner and would go there again when in Banff. We went at 6 saturday night and the restaurant was almost empty, and by 6:15 there was a line up. They have high chairs and kid friendly cutlery and plates.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Barebums
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stopped in for lunch after the Gran Fondo on a friends recommendation, and we were pleasantly surprised at the huge variety of Japanese food offered. Might I add that it is encouraging to hear the chefs and waiters speak in Japanese - it reassures that they know how to make the food properly. Great unagi

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Mother_hen85
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Calgary, Alberta
Level Contributor
415 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Maybe I just went when regular chef was away?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

I went there two sundays in a row, first one for lunch, second one for dinner. A couple of items were done poorly the first time, the second time food was a bit better but the server had a significant language barrier. We gave it a second chance as we went with friends who chose it.

Yes, this place attracts lots of Japanese clients, so having a Japanese speaking server is essential, but management should have assigned us a server that can communicate adequately in english and have ours look after Japanese speaking customers ( clearly there were many Japanese customers ) We do recognize a server from before who spoke very good english, but alas we were not in her section. Perhaps management can be flexible in assigning tables, take into account the ability of the server to interact with customers.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank tak3
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Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We actually stumbled upon this restaurant when another sushi place in Banff said we would have to wait 45 minutes for our food (not a table, just the food after we order it!)! Anyway, this place is good. Not the nicest inside but the food was awesome! I found the menu a little confusing but when we worked it out and ordered, the food came fast!

Our server was great and I would go back here again!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank ELP81
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Real japanese!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

..was a good surprise to see actually Japanese people work in Japanese restaurant:) We got a few different sushi and sashimi- all was tasty and served quickly. They have a wide selection of fish to start with. Even wasabi tasted like freshly-made- that strong! Great value.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank ielkin
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