Address: West Store, 84 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003, United States (W 23rd Flatiron branch is permanently closed.)
Telephone Number: (646) 781 8640
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 1:00am
Official Website: yosushiusa.com/restaurants/flatiron
Facebook: YO Sushi America
YO! Sushi : Conveyor Belt Sushi at Flatiron, NYC
I’m a bit iffy when it comes to conveyor belt sushi. Coming from my experience at one in Dotonbori, Osaka where everything just tastes like rubber (and that’s Japan!), I shy away from conveyor belt sushis that don’t really offer anything except make you spend money. YO! Sushi, one of the largest chains in conveyor belt sushi in the US, opened a spot right next to Eataly at Flatiron and I just wanted to experience this… In New York.
Yes, in NYC, everything is a hit and miss. Oh, this restaurant’s so good! Oh this one burned a hole in my pocket. So whenever you eat at a restaurant in NYC, it is always safer to Yelp it.
On Yelp, YO! Sushi has 3/5 stars, nothing to boast about, because it is just like that. Anything in Yelp that has a rating of 3/5, and you can expect it to be mediocre. Anything that is around 4 to 4.5 means you have to eat there and beat yourself to long lines.
While some of its dishes were quite good, most of their sashimi from the belt were mediocre. What is great about YO! Sushi is that it is cheaper by NY standards, when you talk about sushi.
Anything off the conveyor belt is around $3.80 – $8.00 per plate, and you can easily bloat your bill if you keep on getting things from the conveyor. I would recommend ordering something from the menu, because it will keep you full and that allows you to watch over what you order. One of my friends actually over ordered and spent nearly $80 on YO! Sushi alone and there were two of them who dined. So their bill amounted to $160, for fast food sushi.
Nori Tuna and Salmon Tacos – $4.50
This one is a fusion dish. Imagine crispy nori as your taco shell filled with salmon, tuna or avocado, sriracha mayo and crispy shallots.
Chicken Katsu Curry – $13.00
I think their Chicken Katsu Curry is really good. It’s one of those ignored dishes on the menu but you just gotta find out if they make their curry right.
(When they first opened, this dish used to only cost around $6.00. Crazy how NYC increases prices.)