Sakana House (South Barrie)

750 Big Bay Point Rd, Barrie
About Sakana House:

The epitome of Japanese culture, the Sakana House is a restaurant serving traditional Japanese dishes that are based primarily, but not limited to fish and has an all-you-can-eat policy. It is located in Unit 9 at the Royal Parkside Plaza on 750 Big Bay Point Road, in Barrie, Ontario.

There is private parking near the restaurant for both cars and bikes. The Sakana House is a place where you can enjoy a meal with your friends or go with your family for a celebration or another event. There are free Wi-Fi and a TV in the restaurant, but there is no outdoor seating nor is it wheelchair accessible. The ambience is traditional-meets-trendy, with average noise levels, which are understandable as this place serves wine and beer only.

The Sakana House is All-You-Can-Eat place, with an extensive menu, serving lunch and dinner. It opens at 11 AM and closes at 10 PM from Sunday to Thursday, and from 11 AM to 10.30 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Many patrons have shared their opinions about this place online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google Reviews, and I’ve used these to bring you a list of pros and cons:


  • All-You-Can-Eat restaurant policy
  • Great sushi and sashimi offers
  • Affordable prices
  • Excellent food presentation
  • Simple, modern interior


  • Notes about some servers

The Sakana House was opened on June 9, 2015, in its Barrie location. The décor is inspired by traditional Japan, made with modern materials and a strong Canadian influence. There are dark tiled floors, black chairs and white tables, and white tile ceilings. The bar is long and has a display counter where people can see the prepared meals, and people can order via a tablet.

The menu is divided into a lunch and dinner sections, lunch is available from 11 AM to 2:45 PM and the dinner menu is available from 2:45 PM till the last call. The menu orders are priced differently for adults, senior, kids from 7-10, and kids from 3-6. There is a separate takeout menu, and if anyone does not like the offered items, they can order from the A La Cart Menu. To accompany lunch and dinner, people can get wine or beer with their order.

The Sakana House prepares appetisers, like fish, shrimp or squid tempura, vegetable tempura, chicken, beef or pork teriyaki and edamame. Customers can enjoy a wide range of vegetarian dishes, rolls with different fillings, wok dishes, sushi, sashimi, soups, salads, noodles, rice dishes, dim sum, teriyaki, and sushi pizzas. For large crowds, there is a selection of party trays and family dinners for two, four and six people. Many people have notes about the sauces, as they could do some more work.

For anyone interested, the Sakana House takes online orders through their website, and they get free delivery in a 5km radius for orders over $25. As of recently, there is a second location of Sakana House in North Barrie, on 347 Cundles Road East.

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