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DAT menu at Yoshi's San Francisco

singleguychef | Jun 11, 2008 12:55 PM

I went to Dine About Town last night at Yoshi's in San Francisco. My first time visiting this place. It's huge. I liked how the kitchen staff is behind glass and in a large work space right in the dining room and the Executive Chef Sho Kamio is right in front and center commanded everything. He really looked like he was manning a ship.

I liked how Yoshi's DAT menu also offers three options instead of your typical two. (Exception is dessert which only had two options.)

Here's the menu:

First course:

Sashimi Moikomo (sashimi plate with maguro, hamachi, salmon and scallops)

or

Saikyo Miso Caesar Salad

or

Kakiage (seasonal vegetable tempura fritters)

I got the Caesar and it was fresh and crisp, but heavily dressed. It was beautifully plated with so daikon sprouts and radish to add a different look than typical Caesar. But didn't really get a strong miso flavor. My friend got the sashimi and she said everything was fresh and good.

Second course:

Grilled Organic Chicken with ume-shiso glaze

or

Kurobuta Prime Pork Loin

or

Spicy Tuna and Spicy Dragon Rolls

I got the pork loin and it was great, cooked perfectly and glazed with the typical teriyaki style sauce with slight lemon thyme. It came with napa cabbage slaw with tofu shreds, very tasty. Also, the pork had a nice grill smoky flavor so I think they have a really good grill. My friend got the chicken, which came with white and dark meat and the glaze was this nice sweet-tart flavor, although I think it would have been too much eating all of it. Came with some traditional cooked Japanese vegetables.

Third course:

Okinawan doughnuts

or

Frozen Apricot Mousse

The doughnuts were great, with cinnamon sugar around the little balls, almost like doughnut holes. You get three on a skewer with chocolate sauce. I liked the mousse, the texture was just like ice cream and it came with a cherry consomme that they pour at the table. Very beautiful.

We also ordered one dish off the regular menu and that was the Yari Ika "Somen" or raw squid thinly cut into strips to resemble somen noodles. It was served in little bite size bundles topped with uni and something else I forgot. But I loved the clean flavor of it.

Overall I thought it was a nice DAT menu because it really gives you a sense of Chef Kamio's masterful preparations and you get some decent food, I think. I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. Plus, it's such a beautiful large space that's very relaxing with the jazz in the background.

Here's photos of the dishes: http://singleguychef.blogspot.com/200...

Edited to note that Yoshi's has a strict rule that if someone orders DAT menu, everyone at the table has to. You can complement the DAT menu with regular menu like we did, but I guess you can't have one person doing DAT and the other not.

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