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Yamamori: decent to good sushi in Scotts Valley


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Yamamori: decent to good sushi in Scotts Valley

Alice Patis | Jun 28, 2006 06:42 AM

We tried out this place with my MIL last weekend. I think it's Korean owned, and our server was Korean. I had the seaweed salad ($4) and tasted the veg tempura ($5), and we 3 split the sashimi boat ($45). Seaweed salad was good, not too salty, not too sweet. Portion isn't huge, but not skimpy. The veg tempura might be korean style; there was no panko on the batter. Also it was on the soft side of crispy. Hubby liked it (but he has lower tempura standards than I).

Sashimi fish tasted very fresh. Slices were not huge. I liked the yellowtail, the white fish that might be halibut (in my photo under the swab of mayo and bright red tobiko), and another white fish that was wrapped in seaweed (not visible in the photo; under the lemon slices). The tamago was on the sweet side, the salmon and tuna were good but not great. Clam and octopus were just ok (slightly rubbery). I'm not a unagi fan and still wasn't after trying this one.

Service was very nice. She even gave us free ice cream, and not a small portion. Green tea flavor was better than the strawberry. Overall a good place to go in a town that doesn't have much, so if you have to eat in Scotts Valley, this might be a good bet. I think they have boats if you like that kind of thing (I didn't notice whether turnover rate was high at the boats).

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