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Yo! Sushi: Not quite perfect, but it'll do!
Member Name: stuntpilotx
Advantages: Good for a high street sushi restaurant, good choice
Disadvantages: Not perfectly fresh, can be pricey.
I've been to Yo! Sushi a few times, mostly the Bristol Cabot Circus branch, and I've generally had good experiences. I'm new to the Sushi thing, and not being a fan of fish, I thought I'd be disappointed or have a limited choice of food. However, this is not the case at all.
In Yo! you sit either on stools around the conveyor belts, or on tables near the conveyor. You select the items you want from the conveyor, or hot dishes from the menu and they all come on colour coded plates that correspond to the price of the dish. If you require assistance/ordering a hot dish, you simply press a button and a member of staff will come over. Overall, this system works quite well, however there can be a limited choice of dishes at particular times of the day on the conveyor belt, and in busy periods the most popular dishes do disappear quickly.
The menu offers a whole host of options, from traditional raw fish sushi, to vegetarian and vegan sushi and hot dishes such as the chicken katsu curry and a number of stir fried dishes. I am a big fan of the vegetarian options which are always fresh. However, some friends have mentioned that the fish used in some Yo! sushi restaurants is not always of the highest quality and some of the dishes are not as fresh as they could be. However, staff are usually willing to replace dishes that are not up to standard.
The one issue I have with Yo! Sushi is that it can end up being a pricey trip. Some of the dishes are quite expensive considering the portion sizes, with prices going up to over £5 for one dish. I've been to some independent Japanese restaurants and the prices are much more competitive. However, Yo! does tend to have vouchers and offers online, and they do have an offer on a Monday where all conveyor dishes are the same price. It's easy to spend more than £10, although the food is surprisingly filling.
The service in Yo! Sushi is generally good, however you don't get much contact with the staff unless ordering hot dishes. At busy periods it can be a little slow, but staff are generally helpful. However, I have heard that the service does vary from branch to branch.
Overall, Yo! Sushi is a good place to visit once in a while, especially when offers are on, but it can be a little pricey and independent Japanese restaurants are definitely preferable.
Summary: Overall, it's good, but there's better out there.