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“Inconsistent standards”

YO! Sushi - Russell Square
Ranked #14,425 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
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Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Inconsistent standards”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I'm a regular Yo Sushi customer, my favourite being the South Bank restaurant. I popped into this one on Russell Square for a quick snack before meeting a friend. It is well below parr and in need of some attention. Hygiene standards appeared to be poor. The seats were littered with food debris and I had to cleaned one before I sat down, the floor was dirty, benches dirty, the conveyor belt and open kitchen looked in need of a deep clean. I waited 20 minutes for Tuna Selection and when it arrived it did not resemble the photo, the sashimi was cut so thin it was transparent and the dish was not so fresh. The pickled ginger had seen better days and needed replaced from the self service pots, all of which were dusty and grubby. The spicy squid dish was passable but not up to the standards of other branches. This place needs a deep clean!

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Okay, but wouldn't return”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Cute concept, but I thought it was overpriced and the sushi generic. Pleasant staff, nice when explaining how things worked. The whole place made me think of "sushi in a warehouse, complete with conveyor belt."

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Granted, trying to find good sushi when youre not sure of the area and youre out of the country is pushing it, Yo Sushi did fullfill my craving but there were some issues: 1) It says they were open till 11, in reality the kitchen closes at 9:30 so if you get there past then what you see is what you get, 2) The male staff was not friendly at all.

Thank Cat T
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Yo rules!”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I have eaten in this branch of Yo Sushi many times and I always go back when I'm in London. The staff are really friendly and don't squeeze you in tight together like in other Yo's. It is the same menu as other Yo's and I tend to order directly from it rather than wait for plates to come on the conveyor belt. I recommend the Kaiso Salad, Spicy Seafood Udon Soup and don't miss the chocolate Mochi! The experience is great for both those on their own or with a crowd.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PurpleKim1
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

It's sushi. On a conveyor belt. It's a restaurant from the future. But better.
The staff were warm and friendly. The kids loved it. The chefs gave the kids s chance to make their own sushi. Great fun.
Did full london sightseeing visit but highlight for the kids was making sushi !!!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Kingjabs
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