Last Friday, Jodi and I went to Yo! Sushi, a restaurant near the Flatiron that opened a month ago. I really wanted to try it as they have a kaiten conveyor belt, a fun way to eat sushi.
It is not a big place, organized with booths for two people in the first part of the dining room and seats at the counter in the back. Needless to say that if you are a group, you have limited ways to seat together. So, you can either take dishes from the conveyor belt, each plate having a color corresponding to a price, or, you can ask the waiter for hot dishes that will be prepared in the open kitchen. Each table even has a "help" button in case you need your waiter.
Here is what we had:
Tamago nigiri (Japanese omelet):
Shrimp sushi (ebi nigiri):
Seaweed salad (kaiso seaweed made with marinated seaweed, edamame and carrot in miso):
Yasai roll made with tamago, inari, avocado, cucumber and carrot:
Japanese chicken wings (dusted with sansho pepper and lemon):
Everything was really good, with a special mention for the wings that were delicious, crispy, with the chicken being perfectly cooked and moist, but very hot.
As a drink, we ordered a lychee soda that was quite good.
If you'd like to try Yo! sushi, know that you can also get your food to go as they have a bunch of already made dishes or can prepare them to order. On my side, I would go back for the conveyor belt as it is a fun way to dine, although a bit difficult sometimes to identify what the dishes are unless you go for simple ones as we did. It is a nice concept, the kind where people have so much fun that they keep taking plates and end up with a large bill. This was not our case fortunately...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Yo! sushi - 23 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010