Nicer than your average sushi joint: Yotsuba in Ann Arbor

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I had visited Yotsuba a few years ago, but didn’t take photos. All I remembered was that their sashimi slices were extremely generous, more than a centimeter thick, huge hunks of meat that felt more on par with little steaks than the thin strips of fish I’m used to. I thought that we were overdue for another visit!

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“Please place your shoes here”

I really liked the feel of Yotsuba, everything from the garden out front to the wooden dividers, to the special booths with mats that require you to take off your shoes.

Yamakake Don – Tuna with grated yam served on a bed of rice

Yamakake Don – Tuna with grated yam served on a bed of rice

Spicy Tuna Crunch - spicy tuna on top of fried rice balls

Spicy Tuna Crunch – spicy tuna on top of fried rice

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Dynamite Roll - Deep-fried salmon, avocado & crab stick with spicy mayo sauce

Dynamite Roll – Deep-fried salmon, avocado & crab stick with spicy mayo sauce

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I definitely felt like Yotsuba was nicer than most sushi options downtown like Totoro or Sushi.com.  Their salad was nicer and larger than the usual iceberg lettuce ones you see a smaller sushi restaurants, and my meal came with udon instead of the all too familiar miso soup in a black and red bowl. Sometimes I don’t feel full after sushi, but I couldn’t even finish my meal here – portions are definitely generous. Some Yelp comments mention service issues, but during the lunch we had here, service was prompt and pleasant. It’s a bit of a drive down Washtenaw, but I thought Yotsuba was well worth the trip!

Check them out on Yelp or at their website!

Yotsuba Japanese on Urbanspoon

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