I’ve never eaten at Yo! Sushi before, and I’ve had reservations for a number of reasons. First off is how good the quality of the sushi would be. We know the stuff you get in the little packs in Tesco is dire. And the take away varieties you find all over London are the best you will get without paying through the nose for top-end stuff. I knew it would fall in between, but wasn’t sure where on the scale.
My second issue is the price. I was obviously spoilt by the little kaiten 105 yen per plate sushi restaurant I lived 5 minutes from during my year in Japan. Yes the selection wasn’t amazing, but it was made seconds before it chugged past you on the conveyor belt. Knowing that after being used to convenience sushi costing around 60p a plate I found it difficult to adjust to the idea of paying from about £2 a plate, and more.
Waiting a Copenhagen airport for my flight home I killed time in my favourite way – eating. I got myself settled into a booth shared with two Danish teenage girls (who were absolute sweethearts) and started to pluck the plates of joy from the passing conveyor belt.
What did I find? Some pretty good sushi if I’m honest. The chefs work in the middle of everyone so you can see everything being freshly made.
The tempura in these California rolls was still crisp around the prawn and hadn’t gone soggy. Such a good crunch. Still have no idea what the green stuff is.
Having been reassured of the quality I couldn’t help myself and picked a plate of sashimi. Soft, melt in the mouth tuna and salmon. Good size pieces too, not a little slither. But good thing since this is one of the most expensive plates on the conveyor belt.
I don’t remember ever encountering a California roll with salmon on the outside before, but I suppose it mixes up the presentation a bit.
Salmon and avocado, hello happy place. Although no idea what happened to the presentation of these ones.
Obviously I needed a plate of edamame to finish. Tasty, fun to eat and obviously healthy, what wonderful things you are little edamame beans.
In the end I was quite proud of the stack of plates I’d made for myself.
It’s testament too that it was actually good or I would have stopped. Adding it all up though I’m pretty sure it came to somewhere in the region of £48 (including my green tea). That to me is crazy. It does not look like nearly £50 worth of food. I could have eaten more too.
The whole point of the kaiten sushi restaurant in Japan is that it’s supposed to be the cheap, convenient way to eat. I think out of it’s context you end up paying for the novelty.