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Member Name: costas1
Advantages: fresh sushi food
Disadvantages: a bit pricey for what you get, the atmosphere is fast paced
The Yo Sushi I have visited in the past and more recently include the Brent Cross restaurant as well as the one in Fulham Broadway station shopping centre. Once in the station of Fulham Broadway you have to go up the escalators and there you will see a Yo Sushi in the corner and some other restaurants which tend to be much busier. For purposes of getting reasonably good service and quieter atmosphere I decided to visit Yo Sushi. The reason I have visited the Fulham Broadway restaurant is because I support Chelsea football club and Stamford Bridge is literally a short walk away from the tube station.
The restaurant is quite lively and bright, but when I looked at it carefully I could not find much to say, other than the floors were wooden, where as part of the walls were bright orange to the front and back of the restaurant and white to the sides. The top of the stools you would sit are red. The restaurant does have a bit off putting music which does nothing for the dining experience. The conveyor belt which is effectively square shaped is a main feature in these Yo Sushi restaurants. The conveyor belt is surrounded by the chairs and table areas around the restaurant.
The sushi dishes are freshly prepared by sushi chefs.
Chicken Katsu curry is a delicious chicken curry meal with good tasting sauce.
The chefs prepare the sushi in small dishes and place them on a conveyor belt. There are waitresses who take orders and the chefs will present them on the belt.
The tables have water taps, as well as a branded Yo Sushi mat as well as booklet containing the prices and dishes available. Also next to the taps are wooden chop sticks and spoons so that people can eat their sushi.
On Sundays the restaurant have a £19.50 eat as much as you like self-service which is a bit more pricey compared to some 100% Japanese buffet restaurants I have visited in London. I personally chose this option on one Sunday afternoon and was given a time of 1 hours to eat as much as I liked. I ended up spending about 45 minutes of my 1 hour, and had eaten a total of 15 dishes. From that time I did not require eating any more food that day. It is a shame that when I asked them if I could combine my deal with an order of Chicken Katsu curry, they politely told me this was not possible, and I would have had to pay a bit extra for this meal.
The salmon sushi parcels are white rice with a salmon fish topping. I can't remember all of the sushi varieties available at Yo Sushi, but what I would say that they have a select range of sushi dishes, and are no way near as comprehensive as a lot of Japanese restaurants by any means. This is almost good as to say that Yo Sushi are restaurants of convenience.
Overall, I am happy with going occasionally to a Yo Sushi, and more so in particular with the Fulham Broadway when I am on my way to visiting Stamford Bridge. Regarding the price per visit I do find this restaurant chain to be a bit pricey for what you get. I do find that from my experience that the restaurant with its music is not exactly a place to dine and eat as well as relax. This type of restaurant is a bit more fast paced than I would like. If the staff do see you doing nothing i.e not eating, then the staff do ask if everything is ok which I feel is a bit intrusive. I do however like the fact that you can see the sushi chefs preparing the food fresh.
Summary: A decent restaurant chain to visit.