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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 01:06:43 PM »
I'm almost certain that Yo Sushi was started here and the founder went on dragon's den to get money. 

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 01:10:54 PM »
Historyenne, Yo Sushi isn't far from your description.  Everything is made fresh, some things are covered with a plastic cover but not cling film, they have desert.  They even have desert made out of bean paste.  Sometimes they even shout hello to customers when they enter.

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 01:14:45 PM »
I'm almost certain that Yo Sushi was started here and the founder went on dragon's den to get money.

Yeah, the first restaurant was opened in Soho, London. However, he founded the company in 1997 and opened the first restaurant in 2000.

He didn’t go on Dragon’s Den for funding though because Dragon’s Den did not start until 2009 and by that point he had almost 50 restaurants open and several overseas franchises... he was actually on Dragon’s Den as one of the Dragons in the first season :).


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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
I'm excited because we might go tonight, everyone is up for it except French wife.  She will only accept it if we take it really slow and ask for permission before grabbing anything.  There will also be a limit on how many plates everyone can have and the rice rule will be in force.  I'm not bitter.

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 01:24:02 PM »
I'm excited because we might go tonight, everyone is up for it except French wife.  She will only accept it if we take it really slow and ask for permission before grabbing anything.  There will also be a limit on how many plates everyone can have and the rice rule will be in force.  I'm not bitter.

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 01:53:10 PM »
Yes, everyone must eat an entire plate of rice with little sesame seeds all over it. 

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 01:59:22 PM »
@jimbocz I always thought that at Yo Sushi you had to pay per plate? It's no fun unless it's all-you-can-eat.

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2018, 02:02:28 PM »
Yeah, you do pay per plate and whilst I've only been a few times, as there isn't one close to here,  I do find it expensive for what you get. Does fill a void for sushi, as better than supermarket sushi and it's all a bit of fun.   
The rice trick is good. As is filling up on lots of miso soup. 
Don't suppose it's anything like proper Japanese sushi. 
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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 02:08:34 PM »
@jimbocz I always thought that at Yo Sushi you had to pay per plate? It's no fun unless it's all-you-can-eat.
Certainly pay per plate.  I'm not sure I would want to attend an all you can eat in the UK. 

Actually, I'm wrong.  There used to be a place near the octagon in Reading that had an all you could eat lunch.  You still had to order everything and wait, so they controlled excessive consumption with poor service.  They were really good at the poor service bit.

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 02:33:41 PM »
There's a new all you can eat buffet at the new Lexicon in Bracknell.  Haven't been but told it's good.

Jimbo you've convinced me to try Yo Sushi sometime.  But considering I haven't in the last 8 years it might be awhile yet.   ;D

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 02:36:14 PM »
The one at the Oracle is great.  We had my boy's birthday party there.  They had a sushi master class for 7 year olds.

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2018, 02:39:17 PM »
The one at the Oracle is great.  We had my boy's birthday party there.  They had a sushi master class for 7 year olds.

How can I go to the Oracle and not eat at Five Guys though?!?

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2018, 02:56:37 PM »
All this talk of Reading has got me missing my favourite Reading restaurant of all time :


Just look at the menu!  I recommend oxtail or curried mutton

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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »
Certainly pay per plate.  I'm not sure I would want to attend an all you can eat in the UK. 

Actually, I'm wrong.  There used to be a place near the octagon in Reading that had an all you could eat lunch.  You still had to order everything and wait, so they controlled excessive consumption with poor service.  They were really good at the poor service bit.

I have this working theory that you are actually Bill Bryson (the French wife is to throw us off your trail) and posts like this really just solidify that idea in my mind.  ;)
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Re: Yo Sushi?
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2018, 03:36:09 PM »
Thanks MPI!  It's probably not a coincidence that my sense of humour is similar because I've been reading his books for years.