Makimono - Pickering

3.8
78 reviews
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Sushi
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Makimono Sushi specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine. Featuring an All-You-Can-Eat Menu with over one hundred items. Makimono is the perfect place for business lunch, family gatherings, and date nights. We also have a Private Dining Room available for events. We are committed to exceeding your expectations by providing the highest quality of food, superior service and a comfortable atmosphere. Makimono promises to be true and unique!
What 78 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food over all was great. We just wish they had tuna sashimi on the menu. We were there on a Sunday dinner with our grandchildren from North Carolina.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Slow service compared to other AYCE places..we had to wait many times. After placing the order on iPad it was not confirmed for a long time and we were waiting in the middle of our meal without any food. But overall food and ambience was good.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Don’t recommend to go close to the end of the day, the service quality drops considerably as they start to rush you to close the restaurant... My 11 year older birthday girl who chose this place was quite disappointed as she was not done eating and they were rushing her for the last call... I always told her to not order more than you can eat so she ordered just what she was sure in the last call and when she finished she still wanted more... It was the first time ever we left an all you can eat restaurant feeling like we still could eat more... The food was good... The problem was mostly about the service...

MM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Found the server(s) to be more interested and polite than previous experiences. Food is adequate for AYCE but the menu is smaller than the regular menu. The room is noisy with all of the hard surfaces. Overall however, it’s a good experience and meal.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For lunch price during Father's Day it was not bad, but for me its pretty much mediocre. Setting is pretty but slightly dark and food wise is good enough. The service is very prompt and precise due to having tablet form order. Thank you and do some more improvements.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food were good. We asked for a table of 6 and they put us in the back corner of the restaurants. It was colder and darker there so it was a little uncomfortable but overall, not a bad experience.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AYCE is the best there. they have a system to order with touch screen menus and service is very fast and food very fresh

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We made a reservation, they forgot about it. Forgot items on the order so we had to re order. Waitress was not pleasant. Very expensive.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The lighting was a bit dark in certain places, especially the bathroom. The food was good and the wait time wasn't too bad, though the wait time could be attributed to there not being many customers. Nothing to really complain about and it is an AYCE so make sure your stomach is empty and ready to get your money's worth.

SE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service at the Pickering restaurant is very poor, unlike the great service at their Ajax, Whitby, and Pearson Airport locations. It took over 20 minutes to be asked if we wanted anything to drink. When I asked for the WiFi password, the server turned her back on me, and walked away. The food came in drips and drabs, and most of it was cold by time it was delivered. The amounts of tempura and sashimi were incorrect, and half were never delivered. The restaurant needs to hire staff who can speak English (and even smile).

AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with friends, try new foods and have fun. Had a great time

NP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food always great and they don't rush you so you have time to enjoy meal and company at leisure. Excellent service although we had to ask for a tea re-fill this time.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience overall! Value is great

LW
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The service was good, however some of the rolls were not properly prepared.

PK
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of variety and good all you can eat sushi and other dishes. The desert selection was great too

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good. However I just think that food choices are comparatively limited. Overall it was an enjoyable dining experience.

P
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Was a quiet night. Service was steady. Overall, food was good. Was nice to see non-dyed ginger. Corn soup...do not order. A drop of yellow dye does not make it taste better. But the sushi was on point.

BT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for all you can eat sushi. I like this place much better than the Ajax location. It’s a good date place for dinner.

MM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty typical AYCE sushi. Nothing stellar but reasonably consistent food quality with an extensive selection. You know what to expect on subsequent trips. You're not going to find high-end products like fatty tuna just 'plain jane' tuna and nothing very exotic. The standard sushi items generally come out quickly but if you have ordered (via iPad) cooked, hot, fried items things will not necessarily come out in order.
If the restaurant is full it's noisy. A recent renovation has spruced the place up nicely. Historically the staff are not particularly 'friendly' but I've never experienced rudeness. This could likely be attributed to differing language strengths. On this occasion, however, I found the staff somewhat more attentive and pleasant. Maybe something has changed?
As for price, in line with other options in the area but I find all to be somewhat overpriced but a good selection allows you to order smaller portions increasing variety.

v
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like the place as is quiet and good food, and also the servers are very friendly.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great, food is amazing!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food, very friendly service! Definitely will return

4
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very fresh and very good. Our server was nice but the delivery of the food was terrible. They dumped all the food down by where the kids were sitting including BEER. I was really disappointed that my daughter as well as our friends kids were expected to hand down beer and food because they couldn't walk two steps to bring the food and drinks to at least the middle of the table. We were only a party of 7. The clearing of the dirty dishes was also very slow. I also found the restaurant to be very dirty. I would give a recommendation but would advise on the above review.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good, but as soon as you get in they ask you what drink you like and when you say tea they will say its extra. I get pop and beer should be extra but tea should not be as its part of the whole Japanese dining exp. You would think tea should be included on the dinner price. Also we have a stroller as we were celebrating my sons 1st bday and they would not let us bring the stroller in due to “lack of space”. I had to carry my child during dinner. This place is not baby friendly at all.

AO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was pretty good, but knocked down to 3 stars because they did not accept our OpenTable dining cheque.

HE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Door at entrance was stuck so thought restaurant was closed, even though I had reservations. Staff soon came to open door. Two others behind me ran into same problem. 2 staff members pushed and argued at the door for several minutes while 3 of us listen and waited to be shown our seats. I was waiting for a colleague to arrive and wasn't sure what she would want so waited before ordering. Was asked if I wanted the 'all you can eat' lunch which I said no. Decided to order some appetizers until my colleague arrived. Colleague was unavailable so I decided to just stick with my appetizers. 2 shrimp, 2 scallops, 2 chicken sticks, dish of breaded mushrooms (4), dish of tempura veggies (5). 1 tea (cold!) 1 soft drink. My bill was over $27.00 +tax +tip. I discussed with my server why I was charged $19.99 for the 'all you can eat' lunch when I said I didn't want it. What I didn't realize was, if I ordered from the tablet, it was considered the 'all you can eat' meal. I wish the server had explained that before I ordered as I clearly said I didn't want it and thought I was just ordering appetizers for 2. Had she taken the tablet away saying it was only for the 'all you can eat' option, I would have understood and ordered from the other menu that was also left at my table. The food was good, service slow, argument at front door, unprofessional, server unclear in explaining differences between tablet and menu. A new visitor to the restaurant would probably fall into the same position as I. As my colleague was unable to attend, I would have certainly just chosen any of the dishes on the other menu, all under about $15. So sad :(

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Sit larger groups further away from small ones. Too loud otherwise.
The aisles were crowded.

AB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food. Service mediocre at best , the food was brought out fairly quickly and there is a variety of things on the menu. Would go back

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We booked in for lunch for my parents’ anniversary as my mom loves Makimono. This location is fast becoming a family favourite. The food is tasty and is always freshly prepared. Obviously, we’ll be back!

SE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant knew nothing about my reservation, just seated us. After the meal, I got an email from Open Table. accusing me of being a "no show". Not too professional...

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience as usual. $70+ for 2 people. Food was hot and fresh, tasty, lots of variety. Fast service. Definitely recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The wait for ordered food was longer than expected, food is good. Staff are friendly, some ordered food did not come.

J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Whenever we take friends/family to Makimono, they love it. It’s not a fancy restaurant but it’s very respectable and the food is great. The “all you can eat” menu is wonderful. It allows you to try different dishes.

BG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service! So patient, quick, attentive, and never made us feel like we were asking too much. Allowed us to bring in a cake for my boyfriend’s birthday despite us thinking they wouldnt! The food was good, fresh, perfect portion sizes so as to not create waste and allow us to order an array of food without feeling bad we didn’t finish. Also much nicer ambiance than most all
You can eat sushi places!

WM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed our food selection. Had the All Your Can Eat menu. Best as we got to try several different dishes. We would return again if in area.

S
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good as usual. We actually got everything we ordered this time. We did get something that we did not order and it took a while before it was removed from our table. Great experience overall.

LM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My grandson had become familiar with eating at Japanese restaurants while at university in Ottawa, so I was anxious for him to show me his Japanese dining knowledge. And he certainly did. I tried sushi and sashimi for the the first time and loved it.!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Fast service !

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Have been before and will go back again.
Good is fresh prepared and good.
Friendly staff
Just place yet service is attentive

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