No. of diners : 7
Average cost per head : $370
Food quality : 8.5/10
Environment : 8/10
Service : 8/10
Value-for-money : 8/10
Overall rating : 8.6/10
Ship Street is a relatively short street running perpendicular to Johnston Road and Queen’s Road East. However, this short lane has already been settled with a few interesting multinational restaurants such as 22 Ships serving Spanish cuisine, Limehouse for British food, Wing Hing as local neighbourhood eatery, and this Yuyu with Japanese food.
Don’t get misled by its name, this dining outlet does not only serves sushi or sashimi. It offers a full range of Japanese food such as appetizers, teriyaki and tempura. The interior of this Japanese restaurant is modern. You won’t hear the staff shouting “i-ra-sha-i-ma-se” (welcome in Japanese), however, they are still serving with courtesy.
a) Japanese Hairy Beans 日本枝豆 ($38) – 7.5/10
Poached beans with sprinkle of salt, a common snacks to go with beer.
b) From left clockwise, Sea Bream Sushi真鯛壽司 ($36 for 2pcs ), Striped Jack Sushi 深海池魚壽司 ($48 for 2 pcs), Yellow Tail Sushi 油甘魚壽司 ($36 for 2 pcs), Fatty Tuna Mix Shanghai Onion Gunkan 大蔥吞拿魚腩軍艦 ($45 for 2 pcs), Salmon Roe Gunkan 三文魚籽軍艦 ($50 for 2 pcs) – 8.5/10
c) From left to right, Crab Roe Gunkan 蟹籽軍艦 ($22 for 2 pcs), Duck Meat Mix Goose Sauce Gunkan 鴨肉鵝肝醬軍艦 ($32 for 2 pcs), Grilled Salmon Sushi 三文魚炙壽司 ($24 for 2 pcs) – 7.5/10
d) On top, Grilled Egg Sushi 京都厚蛋燒 ($24 for 2 pcs), bottom from left, Foie Gras Suishi 法國鵝肝壽司 ($58 for 2 pcs),
Jumbo Scallop Sushi 珍寶帆立貝壽司 ($48 for 2 pcs) – 8.5/10
e) Lean Tuna Roll 鐡火卷 ($58), Yellow Pickled Radish Roll新春卷 ($22) – 8/10
f) Left, Avocado Fried Soft Shell Hand Roll 牛油果炸軟殻蟹手卷 ($38), right, California Hand Roll 加洲手卷 ($28)
I haven't tried any of these.
g) Deep Fried Chicken Soft Joints – 8/10
The soft joints were tender yet chewy, the flavour can further be enhanced with some Japanese spicy seasoning.
h) Sea Urchin Hand Roll 海膽手卷 ($55) – 8.5/10
The sea urchins were large and fresh.
i) Crab Meat Clear Soup 蟹肉清湯 ($45) – 8.5/10
Despite a clear soup, the unami flavour of the crab legs was strong.
j) Sea Bream Simmer Soup 鯛魚湯 ($48) – 9/10
I’m a soup person and this is really my “cup of soup”. The creamy colour was just right for a good fish soup. Smooth and milky, you can find dices of mushrooms and tofu inside.
k) Grilled Mushroom鮮冬菇串 ($26 each) – 8/10
l) Chicken Gizzard 雞腎 ($28 each) – 8.5/10
n) Japanese Sweet Pepper 日本青椒仔串燒 ($32) – 8/10
o) Chicken with Japanese Leek 雞肉大蔥串 ($28 each) – 8/10
p) Ox Tongue 牛舌 ($39) – 9/10
q) Grilled Yellow Tail Head Joints 鹽燒油甘魚頭鉸 ($120) – 8.5/10
The fish was fresh and the skin was just grilled nicely. Where is my beer?
r) Mirin Puffer Boshi 味淋魚干 ($75) – 7.5/10
The grilled dried fish was a bit too sweet for me.
s) Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Tempura 日本南瓜蕃薯天婦羅 ($55) – 9/10
t) Cold Buckwheat Noodle 冷喬麥麵 ($65) – 8.5/10
u) Ice Cream (complimentary) – 8.5/10
The restaurant offers 7 choices of ice cream, black sesame and coconut are recommended. The former was blended with noticeable sesame seeds while young coconut could be found in the coconut scoop.
Supplementary Information:Q : When will I go again?
A : For dinner with medium group of friends for casual dinner or when you are hunger for some fresh sushi.
Q: What will I next order?
A : I don’t mind repeating what I had before.
Date of Visit: Mar 02, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD370(Dinner)
Value for Money4
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