Not all chains were created equally. Just ask the folks at Yo! Sushi, the UK-based sushi chain that recently set up shop in Boston’s Seaport District.
The sixth location is also the brand’s first standalone restaurant in the U.S. where their motto “live fast, eat well” reigns supreme. If you haven’t been to one of these locations yet, you are in for a treat. Envision a fast-healthy concept that makes eating on the go not only quick, but healthier.
When you enter the restaurant, you can sit at counter or grab a seat at a private table (the cozy restaurant accommodates up to 67 diners) and watch a colorful display of individual Japanese specialties pass by on a rotating conveyor belt. The concept of a “kaiten” sushi bar delivers food directly to customers. Each dish ranges from $3 to $7 and are color coded so you simply choose a dish from seven different prices, enjoy and the servers will collect your bowls and tally up your bill based on what you enjoyed.
The sushi menu includes every form of sushi imaginable, including vegetarian offerings (think avocado, cucumber and marinated seaweed) as well as traditional favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and dynamite roll, our favorite, complete with salmon, avocado, chili oil, Sriracha, mayo and scallions. There are more than 75 Japanese inspired dishes on the menu here, including soups, rice and noodles (warm dishes are ordered with your server), sashimi, salads, tempura and desserts.
We recommend the chicken yakisoba, a delicious taste of traditional Japanese noodles kicked up with a spicy sauce tossed with fresh vegetables.
Yo! Sushi is located at 79 Seaport Boulevard in Boston.
Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years experience writing for a variety of local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Wicked Local, AOL's City's Best Boston, Upscale Living magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Mohegan Sun's Legends and Amtrak's Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot's travel site and also contributed to Moon Metro's Boston guidebook published by Avalon Travel Publishing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.