I love good sushi and before yesterday, I thought I could only get it in River North. Well I was pleasantly surprised . We were wandering through Ukranian Village and found a cute little bistro where the chefs make sushi good enough to compete with the big boys.
The place is definitely not your run of the mill sushi restaurant. The walls are decorated with anime drawings. Diners can BYOB their favorite libations as they enjoy some of the original dishes . Appetizers aren’t just poppers and wings. They are the perfect introduction to a great meal. On a rainy day, we were treated with a ginger broth that was a treat to the tastebuds. The Agesdashi Tofu was just a start to the experience . Shrimp chips accompanied a scallop cerviche that was both spicy and sweet. Along with the small plates , Yuzu is also known for their robata as well. The meats were tender and flavored with delicious sauces. My personal favorite was the chicken satay with a yummy peanut sauce. They even made an eggplant so tasty that Jen liked it and ate it and she hates eggplant.ted
But the star of Yuzu is the sushi. The dishes have colorful names and fun ones like Sorry I Am Drunk and 100 Years of Solitude . Each plate is a work of art and is presented as such. Elaborate designs and garnishes decorate each plate when they come to the table. Each piece is complimented with sauces that please the senses. My favorite unagi was peppered with mayo and aioli. The Born to Chill was a delight with the tuna and salmon sushi and jalapeno mayo. So many dishes to try so we made a note to come back .
We finally came to the end of the meal and that means dessert. Like their food, their desserts are masterpieces as well. Mochi flavors like hazelnut and mango are a treat to the tongue. The tropics beckon with one bite of the white chocolate yuzu. The white chocolate mousse is filled with a cream center and coconut cake. Decadent and delicious. We found heaven on earth in the matcha and chocolate charlotte. It contained three types of chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline crunch, and a chocolate meringue.
Be prepared to get there early because they open at 4;30 and they fill up fast. Everyone flocks to enjoy these delectable treats. Yuzu is located at 1751 W Chicago Avenue.