It was my first time eating at Yomi last night, and oh-my-gosh the food was amazing. Had the Shrimp Tempura, Tsunami Roll, Spider Roll and the Chicken Udon. First off, the view is amazing. Come during the evening - right before sunset and you'll be amazed. The boats on the dock and the bridges in the background makes the meal so much more worth it. Started with the shrimp tempura as appetizer. The seafood is so fresh. They batter their own shrimp tempura, and it shows. Not that frozen crap. The batter and panko is light and it doesn't overpower the main meat. The shrimp was BIG. I always love the sauce they use for the tempura for my sushi instead of soy sauce, so I saved that sauce for the other dishes. Let's talk about the Tsunami Roll. Someone on Yelp complained about cilantro in the roll - but I hardly tasted it. PLUS the cilantro gave it an amazing scent to the dish. It's a must-order! The owners apparently have been doing this for ten years or so, and they definitely know what's popular and not. I asked them what was popular, and they said this was - did not disappoint me! The Spider Roll is bomb. I judge sushi restaurants by how they handle the soft shell crab, and Yomi definitely killed it. It was fresh, and the soft shell crab wasn't too deep fried - I hate not being able to taste my seafood. Ended the night with the Chicken Udon. The bowl was BIG. Like it took my forever to finish, but it was worth it. The broth was well seasoned, and I could tell it took awhile to make - not too salty. Sometimes udons are a bit too salty and I end up drinking more water than the broth. Not here! Overall my expectation of this place was met. It's definitely fine dining. Not a quick sit with a rotating sushi belt. The food is high quality, and you can definitely taste it. It's a family owned restaurant, and the service is wonderful. Oh! The music was wonderful - I loved the throwback songs they played. Reminded me of a simpler time, and made the view of the waterfront more memorable.
Tai L. on Mar 22, 2016