The captain of this hipster-Japanese ship is Sushi Wabi alum Yut Vong, whose strength doesn’t lie in cream cheese and spicy mayo. Instead, it’s found on the grill, which adds just enough char to meats such as Korean-style beef short rib and pork shoulder bathed in sake, honey, garlic and cilantro. Juicy chicken thighs carry a good dose of miso and scallion, and the fish tofu is, in a word, awesome. Thai touches show up in standard noodle dishes, but really? You’re going to get Thai food at a robata?
|Venue name:||Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill||Contact:|
1715 W Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||between Paulina St and Hermitage Ave|
|Opening hours:||Lunch (Mon–Sat), dinner|
|Transport:||Bus: 8A, 50, 66.|
|Price:||Average main course: $8|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
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When I moved back to the Midwest a couple years ago from the east coast, I was cynical about finding good sushi. Then, I came upon Yuzu. I do not know how they have managed it, but the fish is incredible. Actually, it is more than that...the poke bowls make me look forward to heading to my office in the area. The staff is gracious, but as a selfish patron, I'm often blinded to this commendable service because I'm craving the food so much. The space is modern, inviting and clean - it is a place you WANT to be in. Thank you, Yuzu, for putting my east coast snobbery in check!