It seems that great sushi is hard to find in the north of England, so sis was keen to pay several visits to Yoshi’s during her stay on Provo. This very popular restaurant is located smack in the centre of Grace Bay and does a busy lunch and dinner trade. In fact, I was surprised how many locals popped in for lunch while we were there; now that’s the kind of flexible work schedule that I aspire to!
One of the little ‘features’ of Yoshi’s is that your menu (and it is certainly extensive at 14 pages!) comes in the form of an ipad so you can scroll through the many different choices they have on offer, including: lobster dishes, appetizers, salads, noodles, tempura, sashimi, nigiri, special sushi rolls, bento boxes, From The Land and From The Sea plates, a wide selection of sushi and vegetarian rolls, and lunch specials. Phew! It was a challenging mission to choose (hence prompting the return visit).
On our first visit I started off with a crunchy house salad; the highlight of this plate was definitely the ginger citrus dressing that I must try to recreate at home.
Then I kept it simple with a ‘boat’ of salmon and avocado rolls. I am allergic to sesame seeds and the wheat in soy sauce, so my options were significantly narrowed, though the waitress was very accommodating when I told her what I couldn’t have; she actually thanked me for letting her know!
On our return visit, I went with the seafood salad, which was the perfect light lunch on a very hot day. There was lots of octopus, shrimp and scallop pieces nestled amongst the crunchy veggies, and more of that zingy ginger dressing on the side.
Sis had been dreaming about the legendary “Volcano’ since her last visit three years ago, so on our first visit she barely consulted the menu. This dish is an explosion of snow crab, cucumber and avocado sushi rolls topped with crispy shrimps in a spicy mayonnaise. She was happy to be back.
The second time round she went ‘beige’ and ordered the chicken tempura udon noddle soup. She found the broth tasty, but was a bit disappointed to find not one scrap of vegetable anywhere in the dish – surprising given all the dishes here are normally so colourful.
This is a great little spot for casual dinning on the island and its central location means that you can keep a close eye on the street action whilst eating. They have an outside deck area and then an air-conditioned indoor space that now converts into a party spot after dinner service on the weekend!