Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yo! Sushi @ Pavilion


Yet another farewell dinner ala Japanese...

Those who followed my blog would know that I'm a sucker for sushi and sashimi to the extent that I can have Japanese food 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Huh, so you think that I'm crazee? Am sure our gorgeous president of JFKA can do better.

I was tempted to try this sushi chain after hearing all the nice & good things about it. But when I suggested Yo! Sushi, my makan kaki who treated me with this farewell dinner was skeptical at first...
Eww...this sushi chain looks so commercialised.

What? A sushi chain from a gwai low country?

Are you sure it is worth trying ohh?


Oh yeah btw, the operator of this sushi chain, Farah Khan brought Yo! Sushi all the way from London to Malaysia. Huh? London? And apparently it is doing really good biz over there.

I almost gone crazee when I saw plates and plates of sashimi running on the conveyor belt in front of me. I grabbed a plate of salmon tataki, tuna tataki (seared sesame seed crusted salmon/ tuna with citrus dressing) and shiro maguro (premium butterfish), price range from RM12 to RM16.




For hot food selection, I had their vege gyoza (RM5), chicken firecracker rice and ramen (RM10-RM14).




People who loves refills would love Yo! Sushi as they offer unlimited refills for green tea and miso soup (RM5).


Now the verdict...

For sashimi, I was confused when I sank my teeth into the thick slices of premium sashimi. Not that the taste was extraordinary but the it was just so not right and doesn't appeal to me at all. Though the texture was lovely, I thought the fish which was sourced from the far away land of Norway & Scotland instead of Japan tasted different from the usual sashimi that I have in Japanese restaurants. Aside from that, the fish slices were juicy and fresh and the portion was reasonable for that kind of pricing.

As for the hotfood selection, it is titled towards fusion instead of the usual authentic Japanese style.

Anyway, don't take my word for it. Maybe I was not prepared for fusion fast food...Perhaps it is time for me to change...but I still prefer the good old Japanese dishes lah...

Location:
Lot 1.18A.01, Pavilion, Jalan Bukit Bintang. Kuala Lumpur.

See other review by masak-masak .

20 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

this is another place that i wanted to ajak you makan...ok, ok i self pipiakz myself for saying that...no time lar, miss...hehe...

a good change, i think. am definitely tempted to try the seared tuna.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha i also tempted to try..but then again unless im absolutely have no choice la

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

O Honorary Lifetime Member - You WIN. hehehe.

~Christine~Leng said...

have heard several unpleasant comments about this place...
hmm... guess i should check it out myself to see if I like it ;P

Cokeworld Citizen said...

wah kenot la...if like this i have to eat bread with air kosong for 3 meals a day for a whole week also tak cukup :S

hehe yeah la went to Singapore ady wat lst year december.

anyway the food looks fresh wor...not very pathetic looking. ok la...edible.

hehe if u remember one of the posting in xanga for day 1 in spore, i saw the chef preparing fresh salmon. thick thick slab...huiyoh...of course in spore la...

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
That firecracker rice only available during CNY ah? kekeke!

Go Singapore then can share angpao with you? How much you got there? So that I can know if it's worth or not. hahahaha! :P

Jackson said...

yooo!!! I tried their sushi but it's not up to my standard. I know im not a members of the Japanese club but for a non-sushi expert, i would say that their sushi failed. When i use the chopsticks to pick up the sushi, the rice falls... the taste was just average. The hot food that i ordered was expensive, small portion and doesnt taste good. Luckily the server named "Michael" serve us very well.. overall, bad food expensive but good service!

Xiu Long Bao said...

nic:
Mr, u hav too lil time n too many places to go. Neroteca, palate palette, kampachi & yo sushi...anymore? Next week i wana go central d, still not sick of jap food, i must be seriously crazee.

joe:
man u wont have no choice one lar, plenty of new eateries in pavilion...i still hav the long makan list here.

president LL:
Thank you my president, i'll continue to do my best to serve the community with good jap rest reviews.
~long live sushi n' sashimi~

christine:
aiks, i personally still prefer the authentic jap style. give it a try if u luv fusion food :)

cokeworld citizen:
the food looks good but tasted not right lor. the salmon cut is quite thick in yo!sushi. hehe nxt week gona start my jap food adventure in sg again, yippee!

kok:
haha...i wonder y they name it as firecracker rice, but it's available all year long lar. aiya, kenot let u know how much first, talk about surprise :D

jackson:
agree. the service was very attentive or maybe they r too free...haha.
for me, the taste was not memorable lor, not worth for that kind of pricing. perhaps this is just another commercialised sushi chain.

Jason said...

Em... I read that their food were kinda mix of fusion and Japanese and it's a positive one! But yours is a negative... so how leh? :s

KampungboyCitygal said...

jap food overload..hey im going to spore from 19th to 22nd..any chance to meet up? at night only wooooo

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
Like that not special liao lah, available whole year long. haha!

Hah? Like that one meh? If I go there and you told me you don't have angpao, then share what leh? Aiyoyo! Peanut also don't have lah later. haha!:P

Cokeworld Citizen said...

hehe yeah cepat makan japanese food sekenyang kenyang nye...wahahaha...

i wonder pig out on jap food will make us fat. has anyone experimented?

wmw said...

Mmm...no cooked non fish food???hehe

Xiu Long Bao said...

jason:
hmm...maybe u can give it a try if u like fusion food? But i dun think i'll revisit soon.

citygal:
Already sms-ed you. Lemme know when u wana meet up :)

kok:
Haha...seriously i think u shud come n visit spore lar, so many things to see, so many good food to eat n with a good tour guide, wat more do u need?

cokeworld citizen:
haha...i tot im experimenting myself?

Xiu Long Bao said...

wmw:
Huh....cooked + non fish food??? then we shud go for 'dai chow' instead...haha

Adria said...

U might wanna try Ichiban Boshi at Pavilion, located near the Yo! Sushi. its awesome! i love Japanese food, n this one is considered as my favourite.

J2Kfm said...

Everytime walked past Ichiban Boshi and Yo!Sushi, didnt think much of entering either, due to pretty bad experiences in various japanese outlets, eg. Sakae Sushi, Yoshinoya. Sushi Groove looks groovy but scary la! how to enjoy food in complete darkness? how to take photo? ;) maybe may give Ichiban Boshi a try, as the crowd swells during peak hours ...

Adria said...

ahaha well, according to some of my friends who like sushi as much as i do, sushi groove is not that nice, i dunno though as I havent tried it myself, and fyi the sushi groove im talking about is the one back in my country, so i dont know about the one here. I had some sushi at Shook! the other day and it couldnt beat Ichiban Boshi hahaha. well i think they have to pay me for some promotion ;)

Anonymous said...

I've been this place last week. Food was normal. it's not worth the penny. The fried rice i ordered was very very small portion. the sashimi is oso not that fresh. then the waitress is not attentive. I wont go back to this sushi joint ever

Anonymous said...

after months of hesitation, i finally went to Yo! sushi...
and as i expected, the food is lousy, not just the taste but the quality as well.... ang mo sushi just doesnt do it for me... yucks!!