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ParisLady Jul 17, 2012 04:46 PM

I just heard a rumor that Yo Sushi...one of my favourite spots in London...will open their first US location in Boston. Any news fellow Chowhounds? I love this place...conveyer belts running by you with delicious little plates color coded for pricing and always delicious. One could sit for hours and delight OR become very fat while enjoying the food :) Wait...I always walk it off!!!

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  1. barleywino Jul 17, 2012 06:34 PM

    what happens to the sushi that has been on the belt for several hours...or all day? Does it get demoted to a cheaper colored plate? Or get chopped up for spicy tuna and yellowtail rolls? Maybe some lucky takeout customer gets it...

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      ParisLady Jul 17, 2012 06:38 PM

      The time is written on the cover and is removed by staff.

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        grant.cook Jul 17, 2012 07:06 PM

        Its no different than the sushi that runs on belts at that place in the Natick Collection.

        I miss when it floats by on a boat.. last ate that style at a place in Japantown in SF.

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          barleywino Jul 17, 2012 07:54 PM

          Fugakyu used to do the boat thing...if I'm at a conveyor belt place, I usually ask them to make stuff to order

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            Boston_Otter Jul 18, 2012 05:59 AM

            I've done the conveyor belt / boat sushi in SF and in Tokyo... it's always fun and a good way to peruse sushi, but the trick is to sit close to the 'deployment' area. If you're too far away, you'll be watching sadly as plate after plate of cucumber rolls sails by.

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              hotoynoodle Jul 19, 2012 06:55 AM

              that was my trick at fugakyu too. however, if something was "on" that menu, but not on the belt, they always made it fresh for me at the same cost. that worked out well.

              i know it was years before the brookline dept. of health let them do this. am not sure why they discontinued it -- other than people showing up on a slow night and seeing sad, browned-over volcano rolls going round and round. lol.

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                barleywino Jul 19, 2012 07:36 AM

                i think Fugakyu said it was too much trouble keeping the canal and boats clean

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                  hotoynoodle Jul 19, 2012 08:33 AM

                  considering how badly their fish quality has declined in the last few years, nice to know they at least care about hygiene. i've given up on the place tbh.

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                    barleywino Jul 19, 2012 08:36 AM

                    thanks for the warning!

        2. hiddenboston Jul 18, 2012 06:09 AM

          It's true, though they don't have a specific location nailed down yet.

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            ParisLady Jul 18, 2012 08:32 AM

            Thanks Hiddenboston!

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              Gordough Jul 18, 2012 12:35 PM

              ParisLady, have you tried Wasabi in the Natick Mall err Collection? Is the quality of sushi at Yo Sushi any better?

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                joebloe Jul 19, 2012 09:02 AM

                I stared at it for a long time at many different angles and still could bring myself to sit down. It's cute for a date or just hanging out for people watching, when I was a teen.

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            Uncle Yabai Jul 19, 2012 06:46 AM

            I hope not. That place is an insult to sushi and to food in general.

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