The Lawn Paddington Station, London W2 1HB
- Queensway Tube Station (0.5 km)
- Royal Oak Station (0.5 km)
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020 7706 9550
7a Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
“Here at Habibi Sushi we love sushi. Opened in 2008, our sushi is hand prepared by our experienced chefs using only the freshest fish, thus giving you the best sushi experience. Our unusual name comes from our love of sushi and our sense of...” more...
10 reviews of YO! Sushi in English
YO! Sushi is the perfect option if you need a break from just another boring sandwich at lunchtime, especially if dining on your own. I’m a bit of a fake when it comes to sushi in general as I am very squeamish about seafood. I generally don’t venture much past their YO! Rolls (salmon and avocado, and I just ignore the truth about the orange “crust”) and add one or two of their salad dishes. I recently discovered grilled aubergine which is absolutely delicious – and not even too unhealthy (calorific values are listed in the menus).
I am not generally a fan of chains, but I just can’t get enough of YO! and happy that I don’t have to travel all the way into Soho to visit the original branch in Poland Street.
Staff are very friendly and helpful- if it's your first time there they explain how everything works etc. Food can be taken from the conveyor belt or ordered from a menu. Everything that I've so far tried tasted great. It's a great place to eat if you want something quick and healthy. I once went with my mum, who doesn't like fish at all, and there were several dishes for her to choose from. The only slight drawback is that they charge for tap water.
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This is a great place for a snack/alternative to meeting friends for drinks. The stools along the doughnut counter are comfortable, and the glass partition between this little shopping enclave and the rest of the station really does create a more relaxed, quiet environment.
I find it quite difficult to be bothered to keep track of what colour costs what, and have found the price can soon add up. Unless you are a pig though, it can get ridiculous, particularly if you take advantage of the tap water.
I don’t know how this place would work with more than two people eating together. I suspect conversation would be more difficult. I would not, however, mind trying this place out for myself…it is a fantastic situation for people-watching.
In the midst of all the usual places to eat at the stations in London is the small but bustling oasis that is Yo Sushi! where finally there is something else on offer other than cooked pastries, pizza or burgers.
The place can be a little daunting at first if not used to the conveyor belt set up, but it’s really rather good. Once you’ve ordered your drink (And I highly reccommend the Miso soup, it is deliecious) you just watch the belt, when something rolls past that you like the look of and is in your price range (Indicated by the colour of the plate) you pick it up and put it down in fron of you to eat.
Of course this can drive you a little nuts if you aren’t thinking and realise too late that you wanted something that went past, but that’s okay, just wait for it to come back around and enjoy watching the staff place fresh new choices on the belt to choose from too!
Strangely, the Yo Sushi! in the middle of Paddington, though surrounded by every other food establishment and rather bustling, is very calming as you watch the plates go around as you sip your soup and play with your chopsticks.
Staff will ask you when you sit down to order drinks if you’ve been to a Yo Sushi! before, don’t be scared of saying no as they are very helpful and make it all less daunting. My first time they even showed me exactly how to hold chopsticks so that I would be able to eat.
If you are looking for a change this is a great place to go, fresh healthy food that doesn’t drip in grease - and of course, after being so healthy you don’t feel so bad when you leave and treat yourself to an indulgent coffee and perhaps a cake from Krispy Kreme, located just accross from Yo Sushi!
While expensive, the Yo! Sushi concept is a brilliant one. The sushi is really tasty, there’s all the water and soy sauce you can eat on tap too…
All the food is colour coded according to price, you pay at the end, and it’s easy to spend a lot - so get your calculator out as you go!
While I agree this is a great, fun place to go, it’s maybe not the best place to take the terminally indecisive when you haven’t got long to go before some of the party are catching a train… The one decisive member of the group did not have fun waiting for the others to stop dithering and choose a plate!
I guess it’s great if you have enough money to grab a few plates and get on with it, but if you are on a tight budget then choosing can be difficult. Having seen something in the identification lists you then spend ages wondering if there’s one on the conveyer belt and if it’s going to come round. Probably should have asked, but that would have spoiled the fun!
A choice with large pieces of raw salmon proved too much for the normally fish-loving youngster in our group, but was finished up by the others. I spent ages trying to find something really interesting with seaweed in the cheaper ranges, and finally, under pressure, settled for crabstick and avocado wrapped in seaweed, rice and sesame seeds. Crabstick seems like a cop-out. Unless I’m much mistaken it’s actually fish (cooked fish what’s more) with crab flavouring (at least it was when I was a kid, someone please tell me if I’m wrong). But was VERY tasty, and a second plate was promptly snared for the younger member!
Soup and water is not free: there’s a charge of, I think, £1.75 for miso soup and £1 for water, though they are then unlimited. The miso soup was interesting, mixing saltiness, yeastiness and a slight bitterness. I liked it, but it wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste. I think I saw portions of noodles and rice going round on the cheapest plates too.
Anyway, really enjoyed it and had a good portion and soup for a fiver. Service was great and friendly, and it did end up being fast enough, though there was a queue to pay. It would be very easy to stack up a fair bill though! Watch out when grabbing dishes: it’s quite tricky to balance standing up on the stools and grabbing a moving target! Definitely something that has to be done at least once, and I think I’ll be back…
This is a perfect place to grap a quick bite before catching a train. Every time i have been there has been just about enough space so you don't have to wait. The concept at yo sushi is perfect for a station complex. You take whatever you want on the conveyer-belt so there is no waiting time. You can however order some dishes such as the Chicken Catsu Curry. This in my opinion is the best option as it tastes extremely fresh. You see them preparing it before your eyes.The sushi from the belt can sometimes taste a bit old if you are unlucky. Waiters are friendly and prices are very reasonable for sushi.
We had arranged to get a jacket potato for lunch before my very good friend had to dash off to get on a flight but we were running a bit late so decided to grab something at Paddington so she could hop on the Heathrow Express after throwing some food down her throat.
For speed, convenience and efficiency there is none better than YO! Sushi. Not to mention how fun it is, but I will. It’s really fun! The dishes are colour coded by price and travel past you on a conveyor belt and you just yoink out whichever ones you fancy.
You can also order unlimited miso soup or green tea and you pour your own water from little taps at the table.
The YO! Sushi in Paddington station is even more crazy than your usual as it’s in the middle of everything and it feels like the whole world is going around on conveyor belts round you.
Be careful you don’t get too carried away as the cost can mount as you pile up the brightly coloured plates that include delicious desserts, as well as hot dishes you can order from the menu.
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