Sushi Yoi: Busy Little Sushi Place
Sushi Yoi is a busy little Japanese restaurant located on Rosser Street in Burnaby, right next to the large grove of Japanese cherry blossom trees (bet this place is a great place to have lunch during the spring).
Having been on my list for quite some time, we finally dropped by for lunch in mid-November and started out with an order of Prawn Tempura ($8.95). Deep-fried to perfection, the prawns were coated in a light and crispy batter.
The Chicken Teriyaki ($9.95) was prepared exactly how we like it – perched on a large bed of bean sprouts and served on a sizzling hot plate. I love when chicken teriyaki has a nice crispness to the skin.
The Sockeye Salmon Oshi ($10.95) was seared which gave it a nice rich, oily, and buttery texture. I like that they don’t use too much rice in their oshi sushi pieces but this also means they’re a bit on the small side.
Loved how the Sockeye Salmon Carpaccio ($12.95) was presented. Their sashimi pieces are pretty solid and this dish had a bit of a kick from the jalapeño slices but it was tempered with the mayo drizzle that they use.
Last up on our first visit was the Gommae ($3.95) which is a simple appetizer of boiled spinach with sesame dressing. I think they might have overdone it a bit with the dressing though.
I found myself in the area about a month later and dropped by for lunch again. It was pretty hopping here and it seems like they do a lot of takeout orders as I could see a number of delivery drivers coming by to pick up their orders.
Remembering how good their oshi sushi was, I ordered the Unagi Oshi ($9.95). As previously mentioned, their oshi sushi tends to be on the small side but I do like that they don’t use too much rice. This dish was nice and creamy with just a hint of spiciness.
I also decided to order their BBQ Salmon Kama ($4.95) which is the neck or collar area of the fish. While there’s a bit of work involved with all of the bones, the meat here tends to have a lot of buttery oiliness (which I enjoy). For the price, these were really large pieces.
Oh, and here’s a pic of the cherry blossom grove next door (March 30, 2019).
1815 Rosser Avenue
Posted on April 1, 2019, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Aburi Sushi, Burnaby, Chicken Teriyaki, Food, Japanese, Oshi Sushi, restaurant review, Salmon Kama, Sockeye Salmon Carpaccio, Sockeye Salmon Oshi, Unagi Oshi. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.