An impromptu dinner with O meant we finally got to try Sushi Yuzen. We went a month earlier but were closed the day we went. They also own Menya Yuzen (which specializes in ramen).
The entrance is a bit hidden from view; just look for the sign.
A small picture display outside their window.
These were the signs they originally had up the first time we stopped by.
We dropped in on a Sunday evening (around 7:45pm). The inside is dinky with only three tables to fit 8 people total. Crazy small. Most people do takeout. Service was friendly and attentive.
Cute little decor up on the sushi counter.
The menu is in a cute booklet; appetizers, sashimi, nigiri, aburi sushi, sushi combo, rice bowl, uramaki, chumaki/futomaki, hosomaki/cone, sushi burritos and combo options.
Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11 and 12)
There’s also a couple sushi party tray options. Must order two hours in advance.
Miso soup ($2.50)
O got a small bowl to start. She said it was salty but good.
Tamago nigiri ($2.00), inari nigiri ($2.00) and aburi salmon nigiri ($2.25)
Tamago is always my benchmark on whether a place will have good nigiri. SY’s was great. Great texture and slight sweetness to the egg.
The bean curd had a sweet, chewy texture. Basically, tofu wrapped around a ball of rice.
I can only think of a few places in town that do aburi style sushi. These were nicely seared and melt in your mouth.
Salmon sashimi ($10.00 for 5)
Fresh, good quality and reasonably sized pieces of salmon.
Chop chop hosomaki ($4.25)
This was my favourite of the two hosomaki’s. Really fresh, melt in your mouth.
Spicy tuna hosomaki ($4.25)
The spice is flavourful and nicely balanced. Good but small portions.
Can’t really ask for anything more. Good quality but pricey.
#70, 585 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert, AB