Monday, June 10, 2013

Restaurant - Yu Zen

We are always on the search for fresh and affordable (maybe sometimes not even affordable) sushi around town (SF). After some extensive yelp searching + needing to be in Outer Richmond, we came across Yu Zen. This is not your typical sushi joint and looks more like a Chinese restaurant than anything else (owners also changed recently) I wasn't completely sure of the restaurant until the food came so I decided to hold off judgment. Also, the restaurant wasn't super busy but they were running a little slow so they decided to give us a free miso soup and a large bowl edamame in the meantime which calmed my angry butt down. After all the waiting.... fortunately, it was a pleasant surprise. The Chirashi Deluxe was a little pricey but the fish was fresh and the colors/placement of food made this foodie very happy. Also, I had uni with quail egg for the very first time and that made me smile from ear to ear!

 The fried shrimp head was just so beautiful! Everything was fresh and I could probably eat three of these... but I didnt.

Yum yum! Look at how good that looks. Uni with quail egg :) New favorite for sure.

Hotate scallops, it's a little smaller than most places but the taste was no different. Maybe scallops are just not in season... or we are eating them all...

Worth the 15 bucks!

Oh and then we decided to go try the new hip boba tea place in SF. Honey B was relatively good! I really enjoyed my all time favorite - peach green tea (less sugar with no ice) and aloe vera which allows the drinker to put in the fridge and the aloe vera still tasting good afterwards! You don't have the same perks with putting boba in the fridge..

Okay last picture. Pretty, go eat it. The end.

Overall: 4.0/5.0 stars
Presentation: 4.5/5.0 stars
Taste: 4.0/5.0 stars
Decor: 3.5/5.0 stars
Service: 4.0/5.0 stars


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