The long snaking conveyor belt of brightly coloured plates, bright lighting, and big flat screens flashing Japanese cartoons can make entering any Yo! Sushi a little like visiting a kitsch hi-tech Japanese factory. The extensive sushi menu comes with detailed descriptions and suggestions for dish combinations for newbies, and well-trained staff are on hand to aid those not familiar with the set up – the greeting, ‘Have you been to a Yo! Sushi before?’ may make it seem like visiting a Japanese Harvester, but an explanation of the various buttons, water fountains condiments and colour-codes explains the corporate philosophy and adds to the fun. In addition to a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and salad bowls, the hot menu offers a range of deep-fried dishes, soups and noodles for those not totally comfortable with the cold/raw fish idea. Beef tataki sashimi is well matched with its coriander dressing, salmon dragon rolls are both colourful and fresh tasting, and chicken katsu curry, a best seller, is delightfully moreish. The relaxed setting and the fun atmosphere can make it easy to lose time and reach for that extra plate.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: retro pop
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £14.40 per bottle