One of the latest and most high-profile additions to Watford’s dining scene is Japanese-style restaurant YO! Sushi.
The casual dining outlet first opened its doors 20 years ago in Soho and the concept of conveyor belts featuring vast selections of Japanese food has proved a hit – both here and internationally.
Along with some of my colleagues, I visited the restaurant in the new and highly impressive extension to the intu Centre.
I always take note of what kind of welcome a restaurant gives diners on arrival. Big tick in that box for YO! Sushi as we were warmly received by Alexsandra and then our waiter, Surath.
Surath talked us through the menu and explained how ordering works – which for a first-time visitor is essential information.
On the evening we went to YO! Sushi, there was queues out the door.
Our quartet went for a variety of dishes from the 70 or so options on the menu, too many to list here.
One of the highlights was the Ginza rolls a blend of salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, chives and arenkha caviar and topped with teriyaki, sriracha and mayo.
Sharing is Caring
The food was great, the service warm and knowledgeable but it’s the social aspect of eating at YO! Sushi that we enjoyed the most.
The dishes are easily shared which was good as our group were keen, very keen, to try as many different items as possible.
But on one dish we were unanimous. The Korean chicken was a winner with us all.
The menu also features a good selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The main thing I came away from the meal with, apart from a full belly, was that YO! Sushi has a lot more to offer than simply sushi.
Well worth a visit when you’re in town.