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Yoshino Fleetwood

jcmods | | Jun 27, 2009 01:41 PM

I walked by Grammatan and Broad today and there was a whole crew of people inside Yoshino putting the finishing touches on.

I was able to score a menu and found out that they open tomorrow (Sunday the June 28th).

The menu certainly looks promising enough although it bills itself as "fusion". Most of the menu is sushi. There are the usual suspects by the piece, along with a lot of "special" rolls with prices rangeing from $10 to $14 (names like "The 007 Roll"; "World Series" or "The Fire Dragon". A little gimmicky but if it tastes good....

The appetizers are things like Gyoza, "fried Calamari Leg" "Fried Oyster with Creamy Pepper Sauce" and "Hamachi Kama" (I will have to google to even find out what that is).

Then there are various entrees topping out at around $20 (Terriyaki, Hibachi, Noodles, Sukiyaki, Yosenabe and Nabe Yaki Udon (side orders sold separately i.e. Japanese Fried Rice and various vegetables.)

Other entrees (under the heading "Fusion Entrees" include Malaysian Red Curry, Indonesian Sambal Jumbo Shrimp, Pad Thai (those look the most interesting to me at least) although I have no clue if the curry is with coconut or not. The other two I have had in Amsterdam which is my Gold Standard.

And finally, they have lunch specials (the usual sushi combos) and - I was happy to see - Chicken Katsy and Donburi with Katsu Don (among the choices).

Obviously the menu is too extnsive to list all of it, but these were the highlights that make it seem a bit different than the usual places around here.

Oh, and they have Tom Yum soup on the menu. Now I wouldn't know an authentic one if it bit me, but I am certainly interested to try it since I will probably never get my Pho Fix!