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“Interesting sushi and great service ”
Review of YuMe Parkhurst

YuMe Parkhurst
Ranked #419 of 1 425 Restaurants in Johannesburg
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a very broad and inventive range of sushi so many different flavours and combinations are available. The dessert sushi and spring rolls were excellent. The service was superb - very friendly, helpful and smiling manager and waitress. 2 things made me rate it 4 not 5 stars: sticky tables and open sliding doors on a cool evening.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

YuMe
“YuMe delivers a sushi experience engineered to elevate your taste sensations to new heights by creating a dream-world of sushi through innovative infusions of fresh products and distinctive tastes”. Let us put that bold statement to the test.

Atmosphere
We walked into a nice corner restaurant with open sides, which gives you great viewing angles if you love people watching. Other than that there isn’t much going for this place. The tables are all sticky, as if they have been varnished in the last week or so. Guess it is good of them to take care of the tables, but maybe just add a tablecloth or something to ensure no stickiness.

Food
We started with some of our favourites, Spinach and Cream Cheese Dim Sums, which on their own were a tad bland and definitely needed salt for our taste. After drenching them in the sweet chilli sauce that came with them they were better, but we generally enjoy them as is much more.

We got overly excited about our next choice, Beef Ramen. Now we know it is not something so wow, but we have a very special place in our heart for some good Ramen. We got this huge bowl of thick noodles and lots of veggies with beef strips. It looked sooo good. It was… Sweet. We like our soya broths a bit more savoury, and we know Japanese soy sauce is a bit sweeter than any of the others, but this was almost dessert sweet to be honest. A bit of a disappointment was felt here.

Finally, we tried the YuMe Most Wanted Combo, and let us tell you, this is definitely the most wanted, most wanted by the sushi police. This was not what we expected when we walked into the “Best Sushi in Jozi” awarded restaurant. Everything was covered with either mayo or bbq sauce or something similar. The sashimi was cold, so cold that you could taste water from it being frozen. We couldn’t really taste the sushi as is because the sauces just overpowered everything. This was not proper sushi in our opinion.

Service
It was a slow day with pretty mediocre service. No one was very enthusiastic about their job, mumbling when talking to us and taking quite long with any request. Something we really don’t like is when our table stays dirty, the sticky tables made this feel even worse.

Value
Our lunch came to R500 with 1 drink each. Seeing as we ordered the Most Wanted Combo, it came with one hell of a bounty, way more than it was worth.

Verdict
Think Yu and Me should go our separate ways for now.

TTT’s rating out of 5: Food – 2 | Service – 2 | Atmosphere – 2.5 | Value – 2

YuMe (Parkhurst) gets an ‘Angry Stare‘ from Two Tasty Tummies

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Sushi is great here. The service needs lots of work. I’ve waited 15-20 minutes for drinks and service here even when the restaurant is really quiet.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

My son loves this place, they have sushi day every Monday (50% discounts on Mondays).
Clean and tidy, good service.
Very good sushi...

Thank Eren G
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have been to this restaurant often and have always enjoyed the food. I guess it is better to order sushi here - I made the mistake of ordering the wok charred beef fillet which came with a mound of rice in the middle of the plate that was enough for 3 people, with bits of overcooked fillet on the side. Really bland and not a very good presentation of food. The wine list can also do with a revamp - not every body likes the leopard leap wines and this was pretty much what was on offer.

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