Yoki Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Yoki, which was once my favorite sushi bar, has been around for a few years. I’ve had my ups and downs with this restaurant.

The service is always consistent and great, but sometimes I feel the quality of the sushi varies. Sometimes its wicked tasty, sometimes it’s not.

I typically order the good time (philly) maki, boston maki, idaho maki, rock & roll maki, and edamame. Occasionally shrimp tempura or spicy salmon. However, this time we decided to order something different and on the pricier side.

THE HAWAII MAKI

IMG_3902Shrimp tempura maki topped with fresh sliced tuna and a mixture of tempura flakes, spicy mayo, crabstick, and tobiko. Glazed with pineapple sauce and topped with pineapple. Sprinkled with dry parsley.

THIS WAS SO GOOD. This must be what heaven tastes like. You get the crunch from the shrimp tempura, the creaminess of the tuna, crab, mayo, & pineapple sauce, and a burst of fresh sweetness from the pineapple chunk. I will now be ordering this every visit I make to Yoki until I am sick of it.

Another item that is to die for is their Green Tea/Vanilla Tempura Ice Cream. This “fried” ice cream is LEGIT. None of that cereal corn flakes crap. It is one large ball of frozen ice cream that has a layer of fried batter tempura goodness. On the side is some whipped cream, fruit, and a little chocolate syrup. Yoki’s alcoholic beverages aren’t bad either.

You can check out Yoki’s website and full menu here.

They have locations in Medford and Cambridge, MA.

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