Yakinori: hanging out with sushi

Anyone tried to make sushi at home?  I have – and it is tricky! I managed to salvage half of it to look remotely like sushi, but a lot of it ended up in a messy pile. I think I should leave it to the experts…

If you want to see actually how it is done, head to Yakinori on Park Street. This independent and family own restaurant originally started in Birmingham and have recently ventured out to our lovely city. They have a passion for exciting Japanese dishes and providing a warm and friendly service in the colourful surroundings of their restaurant.

Cup of sake next to Yakinori menu
Is there a better way to peruse a menu than with a little cup of sake?

With an open kitchen, you can easily see the skills of the chefs. We got a mini taster of their sushi masterclass and I have never seen anyone make concocting sushi-dishes so easily so close up. Seaweed > sticky sushi rice > filling of choice > quick swish of the hand > bit of sticky rice to glue it together – voila, hand roll (AKA Temaki Sushi). My taster came with a filling of battered soft-shell crab, with avocado and fish roe. Yum! If you want to learn how to make sushi like a pro and show off at dinner parties, there are several sushi masterclass options.

Handroll sushi in the foreground, platter of sushi in the background
Learnt the skills to make hand roll sushi 🙂

Their sushi platters are also a great way of encouraging you to try different things; including Eel Unagi (cue Friends references…DANGER!) For those not in the sushi mood though, there is a huge selection of other Japanese dishes, including bento boxes, ramen, donburi and gyoza.

Square plate with a variety of sushi options
Try something new with the sushi platters
California rolls with crispy noodles – yum

Recommend keeping an eye on their social media for updates on deals, such as Sunday 50% sushi!

Twitter: @yakinoribristol

Instagram: @yakinoribristol

Disclaimer: I was provided this meal free of cost, however I was not asked to send any copy in advance and this didn’t affect my opinion of the meal – all thoughts are my own. 

One Comment Add yours

  1. SudsEats says:

    Love eel. What a great experience.


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