November 15, 2016 Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Yoshi: Back for More Japanese Flavors!

Non-smokers friendly

Phone Number: +961 71 418848

Address: Gardens, Beneath Naccache Bridge, Facing Spinney's Parking, Naccache, Metn, Lebanon ( 12PM - 12AM)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/yoshilebanon/

Price Range: 50-90 $

Yoshi Gardens Yoshi Gardens
4.4 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:88/100

Welcoming: 5/5

Food Temperature: 9/10

Ambiance / Music: 9/10

Menu Choice: 5/5

Food Taste: 28/30

Architecture / Interior: 8/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: 8/10

Only 48 hours after my last review, I am back at Yoshi with my wife and family. I am back for the Satana, the makis and fresh sashimi alongside other orders. I was happy to see the place almost full on a Tuesday. People were happy, chitchatting and dining with smiles on their faces. With music playing in the background, dimmed lights and a busy staff moving around we sat for dinner.

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The first impression:

  • I loved the edamame, the spicy and salty versions. Warm, firm and tasty. 
  • Sake is served in an ice bucket on a stainless tower like a wine bucket.
  • The crushed ice cubes are amazing; I love it how ice crumbles under the teeth and explodes like snow.

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Let's get straight to the point and eat!

  • Fried squid chunks with the signature sauce are as good as when I last had them two days ago. Crunchy and salty with a tender heart. The sauce makes them even better.
  • Marinated salmon on ice, served in a small cup surrounded by ice. Very good marination where thin slices of salmon bathe in a sauce that's different than any I have had before. Good job chef.
  • The eggplant cup with sweet soy sauce and mini mushrooms is exquisite; come for this plate, you won't regret it.
  • PS: order white ginger cause the pink one is sweet and feels synthetic.
  • The temakis are wow; crunchy nori leaves, little rice and a generous portion of fish, the salmon temaki is recommended but the salmon skin needs to be crunchier. Salmon skin is unpleasantly chewy.
  • OMG, the grilled salmon is exquisite. A generous portion with tasty rice. Three chunks of salmon marinated in a sweet sauce and glazed to amaze. Served in a bed of steamed vegetables with lemon sauce. It's the kind of order that will make you want to visit the place again. Two thumbs up!
  • Close your eyes and feel the freshness of their sashimi. Imported tuna with an intense violet color and the torched scallops served on a bed of ice and thinly sliced lemon.
  • A Japanese dinner is not complete without a selection of makis, not any makis but Yoshi's finest, served warm or cold depending on the orders, a little bit of rice, lots of fish, real flavors different from one piece to another, mango, avocado and other add-ons with the real taste of fish. Loved the rice quality and cooking time making it firm and not sweet.
  • Golden squid served on a hot plate, a hard textured battered squid and a sweet sauce; a bit too sweet for a sushi order!
  • Satana as a last order, hot and spicy, creamy and sticky. It's not for the faint hearted, but it's one of my favorite orders.

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Dinner ended with their mouth watering caramelized bananas, which put a smile on my face. A delicious dinner I'll be repeating soon.

Suitable For: Casual Dining



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