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Food for Thought
Member Name: mynameisrui
Advantages: Original, Healthy
Disadvantages: Expensive water!
I recently ventured into the unknown world of Sushi and I was pleasantly surprised.
Now I am not someone who has problems with food. Its not an issue for me to eat rabbit, squid or anything like that but when it comes to Sushi, the idea of raw fish put me right off!
The premise behind Yo! Sushi is very simple. The food is made freshly and in front of you and is then put in a bowl and then onto a conveyor belt. As the food goes round you then just pick up whatever dishes take your fancy.
Each bowl has a different colour code which relates to the price and these are as follows:
Green - £1.70
Blue - £2.20
Purple - £2.70
Orange - £3.20
Pink - £3.70
Grey - £5.00
I found that the majority of dishes tended to be purple, orange or pink.
There is a really wide variety of dishes available with there being around 60 different dishes on the belt to choose from and another 30 or so dishes that you can order specifically. While this means that there is a great deal of variety to choose from but the problem is that when you see a bit of food comes your way, you have to be pretty quick in finding it on the menu.
In terms of variety, I had no complaints. While there was obviously sushi, there were also other dishes like chicken, rice or duck so there is plenty of choice even if you don't want to eat raw fish.
I went to the Yo! Sushi in House of Fraser in Croydon and, to be honest, was slightly disappointed. There wasn't a great deal of food on the conveyor belt and it tended to be the same things over and over which meant that when there was something that looked good, it was quickly snapped up. I think this had something to do with the fact that we got there an hour before closing but even so, I would expect there to have been more food.
One word of warning though, don't sit at the end of the conveyor belt where it bends round back on itself as you will often only end up with the dishes that others don't want. Try and sit somewhere near where they put the food onto the conveyor belt so you get the first pick!
One thing that annoyed me however was the fact that they charge you for water! There are water taps on every couple of seats which give out still and fizzy water but this costs a couple of quid I think so be warned.
Overall I must say that I was very pleased with Yo! Sushi. The food tasted great and the whole idea of raw fish is not in the slightest bit daunting to me any more. I would certainly recommend this to sushi beginners. I have heard that Yo! Sushi is to sushi what Pizza Express is to Pizza (Its very middle of the road and could be a hell of a lot better) but for me, I loved it and will certainly be looking to go to a proper sushi bar in the near future.
Its also worth pointing out that sushi is supposed to be very good for you so that's another incentive to go!
Summary: Loved it