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East Izakaya

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129 King St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3H9, Canada
+1 905-228-3688
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to many sushi restaurants and this place is by far the best "all you can eat" restaurants in Ontario. The selection and freshness rival the traditional non-buffet style restaurants; and you get to leave the restaurant full and happy! Our family ate at this restaurant over 20 times over the last few years; both before and after the... More 

Thank gngboy
Thorold, Canada
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I eat out daily and felt I had experience in most venues...but my grandson took me to EAST, it has changed my thinking. This was a wonderful experience, an adventure. Each little plate came with a fresh delightful taste. I enjoyed every part of this meal. The servers were polite and accommodating. I enjoyed this s much that we are... More 

Thank Nana m
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sushi rolls were all tasty, nothing amazing or out of the ordinary - certainly nothing to be wowed by. Food tasted fresh and came out fairly promptly but the restaurant seems to have an identity crisis... random servers occasionally walk around with different items on a spit and ask if you'd like a piece of this or that. Salt... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I gotta give it to them, East Izakaya has by far one of the most beautiful restaurant set ups I've seen in a while. It's modern and pretty spacious. The renovations they had done not long ago did them good justice. In regards to their food, they offer a lot of great options and accommodate guests very well with decent... More 

Thank TJNas
St. Catharines, Canada
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been many times to East and always leave very pleased with the whole expierence. You are given an iPad once you are seated, the full menu including pictures and a description of each item is found on the iPad. The food is always very fresh and presented beautifully. They have a great selection to choose from and the... More 

Thank Proud_Cdn_Grl
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Idiosyncratic restaurant but lunch was very good. We parked behind the restaurant next to the city library (you have to pay). When I looked in the window I saw empty tables. Where I come from, restaurants like to seat customers in the window to give you the impression they are busy (and, by extension, popular with good food.) The surprise... More 

Thank doonfooty
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I am always troubled by how there is not much nice all you can eat place in St Caharines. My friend took me to East earlier tonight and I had to say it is the best AYCE I had for a while. All the sashimi is fresh and well prepared. Also they have a wide selection of sushi. And many... More 

Thank Coconut-Bear
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The food and service is always great at East. The dining room is nice and spacious. Servers are prompt and polite. You can sample different meat and vegetables on skewers here (garlic shrimp, grilled zucchini and pineapple, chicken, etc). There is something for everyone here.

Thank Brooklyn S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Genuinely superb quality sushi-well above my expectations for an AYCE. The warm down-lighting and decor is inviting and the staff service was prompt, courteous and very efficient. We got in early for Friday lunch, worth doing so as it fills up quite fast. We were handed an iPad (Pro, no less) which was our perpetual menu. Food was brought out... More 

Thank WaynusZ
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Beautifully decorated and loaded with wonderful staff, this is a lovely place to eat. The sushi is good and Joshua was awesome! The cocktails are even half priced on Tuesdays. It's a little more expensive than the average sushi place but it's well worth it for the service and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 King St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-228-3688
Japanese and BBQ

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?