Maki-San

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Most satisfying sushi ever
Overall Score 
 
5.0
I have only had Maki-san once but I am already completely and irrevocably in love with their sushi. They are the most satisfying sushi I have ever had, period.

I had the DIY one and it was amazing. I can't remember what ingredients I ordered, but I had the teriyaki sauce and the tempura crunch. I highly recommend the tempura crunch to anyone having their DIY sushi; I think it plays a very huge part in my love for Maki San.

I had the big Maki-san for $9.90 and that was 8 huge sushi rolls for me. It's definitely value-for-money and filling for the stomach! I've heard that the small Maki-san is quite filling as well; they just have lesser essentials.

I think that the most important thing to do when having their DIY sushi is not to pick a weird combination but flavours and essentials that complement one another. But hey, if you're into weird combinations, go ahead.

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yummy sushi and salads
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5.0
Maki-San is a sushi stall located at The Cathay that allows you to customize your own sushi or salad with 80 over ingredients. Customers can choose between brown or regular white rice for their sushi, or choose between salad greens, cold soba and sweet potato glass noodles for their salad base.

Customizing your own sushi sure sounds like fun, however it could turn out pretty nasty if you choose ingredients that don’t go well together! Maki-San started out with their sushi rolls which made them pretty popular, but I always go for the salad bowl. My favorite base ingredient is the sweet potato glass noodles, along with the Sesame dressing. Maki-San’s salad bowls are surprisingly filling, despite the way it sounds and looks.

Maki-San is definitely one of my favorite go-to places for a quick lunch/dinner fix because it is reasonably priced and I’m always left satisfied.

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Adorable and Affordable
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
Value 
 
4.5
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4.5
Maki San is totally affordable and eye catching. I'm a total sucker for customizable food and at Maki San your sushi and salad is totally customizable. The prices are kept pretty low too so I understand why its a hot spot for a lot of students.

The menu has a wide array of options too so that you can rest assured that every time you go to Maki San you'll be able to try something new. But if you're lazy or just can't decide then there's the option to try their ready-made salads and sushi.

There's also the healthy option of getting Brown Rice instead of the regular option which is great for anybody looking out for their health (which I hope is everybody) and the boxes that the sushi is served in are absolutely adorable too!

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Yummy Maki in my Tummy
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4.5
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4.0
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3.5
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3.5
Value 
 
4.0
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4.5
I finally tried Maki-San today and got it off my bucket list! Well it is not exactly on my list but it almost felt that way because I have always wanted to try but never got to do so till now.

The long awaited first bite was definitely very satisfactory. What is so enticing about Maki-San is the fact that you get to customize your own masterpiece. I choose brown rice because you do not get to have it at other sushi outlets and the plus points of eating healthy! They have an interesting sauce name Ponzu (some kind of Japanese Citrus Fruit), so I decided to give it a try. The sauce is quite light, so I was not able to taste it but it has a unique fruity scent.

The sushi masters were efficient in delivering the yummy goods, keeping their hungry customers happy. There are also lovely 3D sushi figurines and descriptions on the interior walls of the shop, making the whole outlook very cheerful.

I will not hesitate to go for another round of Maki-San, which is not just a treat to the eyes (with their beautifully designed boxes) but also a treat to the stomach! :D

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Everything (cause sushi)
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The Cathay
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Yummy DIY Maki
(Updated: February 06, 2015)
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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4.0
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4.5
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4.5
I've been dying to try the sushi at Maki-San ever since I first saw it on Instagram some time back. What's different at Maki-San, you may wonder. Isn't sushi all the same? At Maki-San, you get to customize your food in entirety without getting your hands dirty!

I finally paid them a visit recently and I couldn't be happier! You can either eat-in or takeaway, they don't have that many seats though. All you need to do is check the boxes off according to your whim - you can select either Little San or Mega San, the type of rice and fillings, sprinkles and sauces. Nobody's gonna judge you however bizarre your chosen combination is anyway, so bring on whatever that floats your boat.

Besides customizing your own maki, you can make your own salad too. We tried customizing a salad with cold soba as its base but it didn't turn out as well, probably because my boyfriend and I didn't pick complementary ingredients.

We really enjoyed our maki and will definitely be back for more. The glutton in me will never say no to yummy sushi! And I'll keep the adorable box containing that maki the next time I visit.

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Customizable
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Cute sushi specially for you!
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4.0
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4.0
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3.5
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4.0
Value 
 
4.0
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4.0
I love sushi and all things Japanese but to me, the main attraction of Maki-San was it's really special design and packaging. When I first came across the shop, it was still in construction and I told myself I needed to go and have a try. Their boxes are so nicely designed I had to keep them every time I visit(I've already collected all the different designs!).

At this little local shop, you can create your own sushi and salad from a wide range of ingredients to choose from. I always include corn and cranberry in my sushi, and my friends would call me weird but seriously, it's good(try it!). They have two sizes, Little-San and Mega-San, at an affordable price of $6.90 and $9.90 respectively. Where else can you find customized sushi at less than $10? The portion may not be enough if you are a real big eater though. The sushi is also very flavourful, you won't need any soy sauce or wasabi. And if you feel too overwhelmed by the choices(like I did on my first try) you can always try their house sushi or salads which are already pre-matched for you!

It may not be cheap but well, it's sushi. It is definitely worth the try! Do check out their awesome website too.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
THE BOX
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Yes
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Yummy DIY Sushi!
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I've been dying to try Maki-san and I finally got to try it over the weekend! At first, I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I didn't even know about the DIY sushi thing until I walked up to the counter and saw order forms. I really liked the idea of having DIY sushi. I get to pick all my favourite essentials and not have to worry about the ones I don't like.

My order didn't take long to come, after I walked back to my seat and started chatting to my friends, it was time for us to get up and claim our sushi boxes. Plus, the sushi boxes are SUPER cute! My friends and I decided to be hoarders and kept them.

Overall, I think your selection of essentials must complement one another if not you're going to end up with a weird combination maki. It's not the best sushi in town but it's really good and super worth your money! You get 8 huge makis for only $7.90 and even bigger ones at $9.90. They're just so filling as well. I'm sure to go back there one day.
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Small outlet packs a big punch
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
2.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Maki-San has a lot going for it. Creative concept, affordability without sacrificing quality and a great location. No wonder it's a hit among teens and young adults, with the little outlet at The Cathay being packed during mealtimes. Ordering from Maki-San is simple enough; choose what's to be included in your sushi roll or just select one from the menu. With cute names like 'Kevin's Bacon San' and 'Wasab-Baby San', how can one resist ordering from the menu?

Being able to choose what you want in your sushi roll makes for a great plus point, especially for picky eaters. However, there are some downsides. Certain popular sushi ingredients aren't available and people with a large appetite are on the losing end. Even the large roll barely makes for a filling meal and the small roll is more of an afterthought.

Maki-San's popularity is justified, not being mere hype. They have done well to cash in on the DIY factor, which teens and young adults are drawn to!

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Makin' Maki
(Updated: October 24, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
When I first heard about Maki-san, I immediately knew I had to try it. I have a special place in my heart and stomach that is reserved for sushi, so sushi that I can customize myself sounds perfect. Plus, the boxes they arrive in are so colourful and cute! I know of many people that keep the box when they're done with the meal, whether to turn into a pencil case or wallet or whatever suits their fancy.

The order forms are organized and easy to understand, and I like that they have brown rice as a healthy option. It was quite funny to see everyone stressing and analyzing over what ingredients and sauce would go with what, but I think that's part of the charm of Maki-san - cooking without getting your hands dirty or having to clean up. The sushi chefs were very efficient, and even though the place was packed we didn't have to wait long before we could collect our food.

While the sushi looks puny for a full meal, it is actually quite filling. However, for those with bigger appetites, I recommend ordering the Mega-San (an option where you can choose more ingredients) and a side dish. The mega-san also enables you to choose one "special" and you can put in things like salmon sashimi, smoked duck etc. Pretty worth it!


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Best Part:
Customizable
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Yes
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Subway-style Sushi
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Maki San lets you build your sushi from a range of ingredients, letting you select a few of each type, depending on your desired size, Little or Mega San. I always go for Mega San so i can choose more ingredients.

The also have an option for you to fry your sushi, but it really shouldn’t exist. For the extra cost it could actually make your sushi worse. You have to think through your ingredients carefully, as sashimi inside a fried sushi is just such a waste.

Pro Tip: Maki San sushi is also served in a really cute box that you could repurpose as a pencil box. There are a variety of designs to if you go with a group you could trade around for patterns you like.
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