Venturing off to my very first restaurant since lockdown with my flatmates, and what better place to go than Yuma Sushi to break my restaurant dry-spell. Yuma Sushi is only a few steps away from the local station and is a Chiswick based boutique shop, serving freshly made Sushi. We called ahead to see if they were only delivering but we were pleased to hear that they also have limited spacing that you can book if you wish to dine in.
Food - 9/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Service - 9/10
Value for Money - 8.5/10
Round the corner from Chiswick Park Stations, Yuma Sushi is a one top sushi places I have been too at very good value for money!
Price Range: ££
Address: Shop 1, Chiswick Park Station, Acton Ln, Chiswick, London W4 5EB
Telephone: 020 8995 7494
Nearest Station: Chiswick Park Station
Upon entering we were told that due to measures against the Coronavirus, all the dishes would be served in takeaway plates and that we will be charged “takeaway” price as opposed to the “eat-in” price. This was absolutely was fine with us and given that I later found out that there is quite the difference between the eat-in and takeaway prices, I was more than happy with the outcome.
If you have seen my previous reviews on other sushi places (Feng Sushi, Koi Sushi Garden), you know my staple starters are the Salty Edamames and Vegetable Spring Rolls and this occasion was no different! We also got some Chicken Gyozas too, just to shake things up a bit.
We were told that the Vegetable Spring Rolls came in 5pcs but we ended up with six. Whether it was a mistake on the chefs part or that they saw we were a table of three and they decided to avoid us awkwardly deciding how we would share the dish evenly, they graced us with another spring roll – either way, THANKS Yuma Sushi!
Both the Vegetable Spring Rolls (although small in size) and the Chicken Gyoza were excellent dishes, they both served a decent crunch with every bite with a delicious vegetable/chicken filling to follow. The Edamame was served straight out of the fridge and that typically doesn’t happen when you eat in a sushi restaurant and I have to say the cold temperature did put a damper on the Edamame texture and taste.
So we ordered quite a list of plates to share:
- Spicy Salmon Avocado
- Salmon 10pc
- Caterpillar Salmon (Baked Salmon wrapped in Avocado with Teriyaki Sauce)
- Rainbow Roll (Crab meat with cucumber and avocado, wrapped in Tuna, Salmon, Yellow Tail, Prawn and Avocado)
- Volcano Roll (Deep fried Tempura Salmon & Tuna with Chilli Mayo and Unagi Dressing)
Special shout out to the “Volcano Roll”, I literally ordered this so I could quote Ross from Friends and say “UNAGI”. And to our surprise, it was the favourite amongst the group, so much so that we ended up ordering another helping towards the end of the meal.
The Futomaki (as it is described in the menu, which essential means Large Sushi Roll), were smothered in sauce and dressing, which offered a nice spicy (but not too spicy) kick to the typical fried flavour. This was my absolute favourite and I highly recommend you getting this dish when you visit!
The other dishes are also great choices, the Rainbow Roll which, not only is wonderfully Instagramable, but also has a lovely concoction of flavours with each roll being different from one another. The Spicy Salmon Avocado was covered in what we think is spicy mayo, again not too spicy and an absolutely wonderful dish!
The staff at Yuma Sushi are probably one of the nicest I’ve come across when going to a restaurant. The staff exuded in enthusiasm and were responsive and helpful to our request. You know the staff are one of the best when they are one of the top points you remember when you leave the restaurant.
The restaurant is on the small side, made even smaller by social distancing measures. From what I could tell only two parties can eat in at any one time, so if you are looking to eat in be sure to phone ahead and book a spot.
One thing to point out is that from what I can tell the eat-in prices do differ somewhat to the takeaway prices that we were given. As an example the Volcano Rolls takeaway price is £9.50, the eat-in price was almost £2 more expensive at £11.40. I didn’t have the option to see the eat-in menu, but I assume the difference in prices would be similar across all dishes which can add to your bill quite drastically once they start charging normal prices.
All in all, an ‘Oishī’ (Japanese for tasty), experience at Yuma Sushi and at very good value for money too. I look forward to my next visit 🙂