Newest Review: ... wait around ten minutes to have a booth although there were plenty of spaces to sit around the edges if we wanted. The seating area was ok... more
Member Name: ghoti
Advantages: Everyone loves the restaurant for both food and ambience
Disadvantages: Very busy, can take a while to be seated
Having eaten at Yo! Sushi last night, I felt it was about time I wrote a review. I have two children, 12 and 2, and it's both of their favourite restaurants.
First off, I'm mostly talking about the Cambridge restaurant, which means that your restaurant might be slightly different. The Cambridge branch tends to be very busy, and we often have to wait to be seated. It's laid out around a central kitchen, you can either sit at bars around the kitchen or in booths off the bar, they tend to seat us in booths if it's just the four of us. Around the bar runs a conveyor belt, and the food goes on the conveyor belt. You also get a menu so you can identify the dishes or if there's anything you want you can ask for it to be made specially (for example, hot dishes usually have to be ordered).
Most of the food is sushi, a variety of fish, meat and vegetarian. I particularly like the fried salmon skin but there are a large variety of flavours, all very different, to choose from. In addition, a selection of noodle dishes, other rice dishes, salads and soups as well as gyoza are availble. Miso soup and green tea come with free refills, I always have miso throughout the meal. In general, there's a wide variety and it's all presented beautifully. I always leave feeling completely stuffed :) Desserts aren't left out either, with fruit salad, cakes and my favourite mochi, you can even have ice cream in a variety of flavours if that's what you want.
The food is heavily vegetable based, so it's very nutritious and you can have a wide variety. It's easy to eat vegetarian if required, and for people who need to avoid raw fish, all the fish except the salmon is frozen before preparation, making it suitable (at least for pregnant ladies). For people who just don't like fish, there's again a wide variety of available food, and there are always seasonal dishes, heavier and hotter in winter and lighter, more refreshing in summer.
Each dish comes on a colour-coded plate so you can keep a track of how much you're paying. At the end of the meal, the plates are added up to give the bill. The price list is displayed on the wall and also on the menu at your table. We always seem to spend a lot of money, but it's well worth it. Chopsticks or spoons are provided, and as well as that, small 'training' chopsticks are readily available for
children or people with less confidence using chopsticks.
Lastly, the toilets. I've got to the age where the state of the toilets can be the thing that makes me choose a restaurant. At Yo! Sushi, they're clean, bright and well appointed, both the main toilets and the disabled/family toilet.
Summary: Delicious filling food, but not cheap