Sticks and Stones

4.5
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478 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Asian
From the Grassroots Restaurant Group, the team behind Ayden Kitchen & Bar and Little Grouse (On the Prairie), Sticks and Stones is a Japanese/Korean restaurant in downtown Saskatoon, providing late-night and take out food options as well as a stellar cocktail program.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AmaIng food as always!

DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried sticks and stones with dinner club. We sampled many menu items and were very impressed with everything except dessert. Favourites included pork buns, fried chicken, and sushi. Very impressed with the cocktails, we tried zero, sticks nog, spirited away and witches brew. Thank you for great night!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Not a lot of selection on menu (especially for vegetarians (even semi-veggies) or in general (i.e. 3 desert items to choose from- ordered the pancake however neither of us enjoyed it). Sorry :(
The service was really great, nice atmosphere and comfortable. Hope the feedback is helpful.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

The waitress forgot to ring in my order of pork belly buns (which was my main). She didn’t come by again for me to ask until my boyfriend was already done his dinner. She apologized and we waited another 15 min for it to come. And then we were still charged for it. Being a waitress myself, I think it’s bad business to make a mistake like that, and not comp it on the bill. She didn’t once come by to ask how our meals were or if we wanted something else. I don’t think I’ll be going back.

HB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delish! I have dietary restrictions and the waitress and kitchen crew were so awesome!

SR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food is great but they need to start changing up the menu a bit.

P
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was the 2nd time I have visited sticks and stones and this time was much better then the first. I had the mushroom steam buns which was very good and the hot and crispy yam roll again very good and finally the mandu which was only OK, I found the filling under seasoned. The service was excellent I cannot remember her name but cheers to her. Prices are bit on the high side BUT you are paying for quality food.

MD
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This place used to be one of my favourites. Unbelievable menu and delicious food. The food is still very good but I was disappointed to see that they’d cut close to half their menu. Not just swapped out items but a full page, cut. Gyoza (which used to be the best in the city) are gone, tempura veg and local mushrooms, gone. Still a good meal but don’t expect the exception variety they used to have.

PA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service....decor was amazingly quiet & comfortable. The booths were buffered the noise but it was still quite loud.
The Mizo soup tasty , unfortunately was extremely salty as was the Korean Chicken🥴
The sushi was amazing as was Bambpapi (sp?)
I would come again & recommend it to my friends, thanks

LP
Saskatoon
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Been to Sticks & Stones numerous times however was not impressed this time. Food was mediocre - bibimbap was mostly rice, minimal meat and veggies and not very flavourful. Beef ribs tasted ok but lacked presentation. Spicy rolls were not spicy. Asked for everything to be gluten free but ended up getting 'glutinated' anyway.

Service was not good. Ordered a second drink before mains arrived and didn't receive it till 40 minutes later, just before the bill. Server did not come by and ask if meals were ok nor did she ask if we wanted a refill on tea.

Dissapointed this go around :(

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great as usual

MM
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Always a good night out, steam buns are always a favourite.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food is always exceptional!

PD
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. Ambient lighting and music was great, a bit loud for me but I'm getting old.

JT
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Menu has been reduced, expensive. I’m sure we’ll be back however our dinning experience wasn’t our best. Usually this is our favourite place to eat, we might think twice next time. And please get some rice noddles for the soup. If you order gluten free your eating over priced broth that’s sub par! Step it up guys!!

OT
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Dinner was great as always.

I wish they still had their large sushi menu. We used to go all the time for sushi, but now they have a quarter of a page to select from.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food , awesome staff and overall an amazing restaurant. I will always keep coming back and my 3 teenager can’t stop talking about it with giant smiles on their faces !! Thank you sticks and stones.

JR
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday night dinner date. Can’t go wrong. Our favourite spot in Saskatoon. Love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience2

Needs more vegetarian options. Lights turned down so low that the food doesn't look as appealing. Sat for nearly an hour before receiving any food. Tables too close together makes it very noisy. Didn't receive a few things we ordered. Not worth over $110 for two people.

LD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience5

Prices have gone up, menu is quite limited, the chicken was delicious, very little vegan options, l a kalbi was very chewy, ...
we’ve gone for years but was disappointed this time.

LB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always amazing food and service here. the servers have great recommendations and are so friendly. love the vibe of sticks and stones too. anytime someone asks me where they should eat in saskatoon i tell them about sticks!!!

SH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ashley is a rock star. If we could give her 10 stars we would. Excellent service and she went above and beyond with the Sundog :) She gives thought and time to maximizing guests’ experiences. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so tasty and the service was great!

TM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent service. Sushi and appetizers were delicious. Ramen was bland and noodles were nothing special. Tables are close together which interferes with private conversation. Got there early enough to avoid the crowd, but noise level increased as we were finishing up. Pricey, small portions. Overall very good.

SM
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was really good, cocktails were excellent but the portions (except the Korean Chicken) were tiny. The spicy tuna rolls were as big around as my finger.

OT
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food variety is excellent with so many original dishes.
The waitress was excellent and very knowledgeable in helping us understand all the different ingredients on the menu.

G
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Kitchen was very slow. Had to call waitress to get a drink, did not come by often. Food was good but took half an hour to get our meal.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The food was delicious. I did not appreciate how loudly the pass out employee was speaking to other employees about non-work related topics. I have worked in the food industry before so I understand enjoying your time at work. But we were one of 3 tables by the pass out area, so I'm not why we were seated directly behind the pass out in the first place as I booked a reservation. He swore multiple times talking about drinking and other unprofessional stories. I would go back for the food and hope that he maybe learns to keep personal story telling to a dull roar, if he doesn't I will say something.

D
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sharing style food with friends and family!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The portions are to small for the price! While the food is good, the price is steep for what you get.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Very cold sitting close to the front door. Felt a bit rushed to finish and go warm up in the car.

b
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food here is delicious. Great atmosphere and great service. I am disappointed tho that the menu seems to keep shrinking every couple of months. A few years ago there were more sushi options than the entire menu now. Like I said the food here is delicious it’s just frustrating that you never know when your favourite dishes will be gone from the menu.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the second day in a row that we went and it was just as good the second time!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

First time there. Loved the restaurant, loved the food, and staff was friendly and helpful with input on what to order. We ordered a few things throughout our evening there, and were a little disappointed with how long a couple of our final items took to be served, but it was a busy evening and we weren’t in a hurry so it was no big deal (and I’m sure it was a bit frustrating on their part to have customers order multiple times throughout their time there). It’s a bit of a long narrow restaurant with quite a few 2 seater tables close together so not tons of privacy - although that was not desirable for us, it wasn’t an issue. Looking forward to going back and would highly recommend it.

K
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall had a very enjoyable evening, but disappointed in limited gluten free options and a bit noisy.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food awesome service. Could be the best food in Saskatoon!!

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was phenomenal. She took the time to explain her recommendations on items newer to the menu, always ensuring our dietary preferences were taken into consideration. Although the meal prep time was a little longer than expected, the food’s quality and presentation were worth the wait

LM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably one of my favourite places to go to in Saskatoon. The service and food is always great. The vibe is cool, and it’s a great place to have a date night!

VD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was excellent, food was good, but portions were small. A bit disappointing...