YO! Sushi has launched its first ever children's menu with a selection of bento boxes perfectly sized for small tummies. Executive chef, Mike Lewis, wanted to encourage children to become more adventurous so has created the decorative boxes with food from the adult menu presented in child sized portions. The first tie in with the boxes is with Disney blockbuster, Big Hero 6, out now on DVD.
Every little helps, of course, but YO! Sushi is already a great place to eat with your family. A carousel (Kaiten belt) of dinky plates in a rainbow of colours, each one housing a delicate portion of bite-sized Japanese treats. What could be more fun? Armed with a pair of child’s chopsticks and an activity sheet, we defy kids not to be entertained (and grown ups too)
Water glasses from the push-button dispenser on the table counter are self service – another form of entertainment. Plenty of non-food delights at YO! Sushi, then. Otherwise, you can order hot food, like katsu or gyoza, from the waiters, and pick your own sushi dishes at your leisure from the conveyor.
You can choose from an exciting selection of sushi, and the prices of the colour-coded plates ranging from just £1.70 to £5, include Nigiri (oblong rice with salmon or prawn) and popular staples, as are chicken and salmon teriyaki.
Other highlights include the incredible new Oishii steamed buns (our favourite is stuffed with salmon), prawn tempura and edamame (salted blanched soy beans) that are totally moreish. Dorayaki, a delicious dessert of Japanese pancake with custard filling and raspberry sauce is always a good idea to finish the meal.
We visited the YO! Sushi at Poland Street in Central London. For YO! Sushi locations around the UK, visit www.yosushi.com