Austin >Yume Sushi
Some of the friendliest staff. the food was great, perfect temp, i love the location and the staff is super friendly. i eat here 3 x's a week. call me crazy.
Delicious!. GREAT sushi! Not much ambiance, but that's not a big deal. It could be easily fixed if they just worked on some mood lighting (even just dimming the main lights). Back to the food- it's great. We were supposed to get dessert after dinner but vetoed that idea in lieu of another sushi roll. Great service, also. I will go back again and again.
Best sushi i have ever had in Texas. My family and I stumbled upon this place right before they closed, but they ushered us in anyway. We were suprised by the lunch time prices, they were pretty expensive. However once we tried the sushi we figured out it was worth every cent, the fish was very fresh and the waiter told us they buy all their produce from local farmers markets. I am going to return for Happy hour becuase we were told that most sushi is aound $4-$5 per roll....thats almost half off. If you ar looking for wonderful sushi and don't mind paying a little more then normal than i recommend this place.
Don't go!. I rarely have bad dining experiences in Austin or anywhere for that matter, I'm pretty easy to please. We went to Yume b/c we wanted sushi and it was convenient. The people were friendly, the decor was fine and it was sushi happy hour - good so far. We ordered miso soup to start, it arrived in a fancy shaped bowl, but lukewarm at best. We told our waiter, he told the chef, he returned to say the chef said the bowls were cold and had turned the soup cold. I did not observe any ice crystals on the bowls. Moving on, we ordered a spicy tuna roll, the roll of the day (shrimp tempura), alaskan roll, and a roll off the menu. The menu roll arrived first, it was supposed to be a warm roll, but it was cold. The alaskan roll came without cream cheese in it. We told the waiter, he told the chef and the chef said we must be thinking of a Philadelphia roll - they don't even have a Philadelphia roll on the menu. We showed the waiter the description of the alaskan roll and he took that to the chef. The chef said it was a misprint on the menu and had been that way for a while - then correct the menu or serve what it says - right? I won't bore you with the rest of the mishaps, but this morning my friend called me to say they added 25.00 as a tip onto his credit card. We left the tip in cash on the table. OK now that is not something I can overlook, hence this review. Maybe they just don't know what they are doing over there, like they don't know how to make sushi or use a credit card machine, but give me a break.
Best Sushi in Austin, and maybe even Texas!.
Now, I've already written a review for Yume elsewhere on the net, but felt it imperative to spread the word of what I personally consider one of the best sushi dining experiences in Texas. Being a native Houstonian and traveler of East Asia, I've eaten quite a few delectable pieces of sushi and must say that the sashimi and sushi rolls at Yume are on par with the best sushi I've tasted anywhere. My personal favorites at Yume are the Ebi Criente roll, which is a meal in itself, and the Suzaku, which is Chef Dmitri's personal creation.
Although the restaurant has a slightly "high-end" feeling to it, the chefs behind the sushi bar were full of light-hearted conversation and made me feel right at home after a long day in traffic. All in all, I highly recommend Yume to anyone who enjoys good conversation, high quality sushi and a good drink.
Tip:Check out the daily happy hour (M-Sun 5-7 pm) for half price drinks, assorted sushi rolls and appetizers, if you're afraid of burning a hole in your wallet.
Not my best sushi experience. I went to Yume Sushi with a large group of sushi lovers. We went for happy hour, but had to wait nearly an hour to order, so happy hour was not fully enjoyed. The place does feel a bit like an empty warehouse inside. I had a hard time finding really distinctive fusion dishes on their menu. I ordered some pretty standard rolls, tempura sweet potato, salmon and a specialty "dragon" roll. The dragon roll was pretty good, and I would recommend it. As for the rest, they were kind of boring. I might have given an average or perhaps better than average rating, but the whole experience became disastrous when we received the bill. When we first ordered the waitperson agreed several times to give us separate checks. Instead he brought us one big check at the end of the night. We had to split this up ourselves, and it was taking forever. He said the manager insisted he do it this way. The manager denied it and then later said it was their policy not to split large checks. Why then, did he agree to it twice before we ordered? Finally I offered to pay a large portion of the bill to move things along. This final event ruined what might have been a mostly positive dinner. With all the sushi places Austin has to offer, I really believe Yume Sushi is below average.
Triangle sushi spot for daily happy hour and an Asian fusion menu with a little Caribbean flair..
Not the typical strip mall sushi spot, so expect a menu with spicy island flair in this Triangle eatery. Past the front entrance bar area, the main dining room is decidedly more upscale than average with splashes of color and a lounge-style atmosphere. Yume's executive chef is formerly of local fusion fave Uchi, so expect some unexpected flavors on the menu, including a Serrano yellowtail sashimi and bacalao (salted and dried cod) salad. Tempura, sushi and sashimi standards pave the way for Caribbean favorites like crispy yucca fritters, mussels in coconut broth and ceviche.
Yume? Yes. Definitely..
My boyfriend and I would consider ourselves a "foodie" couple as well, but perhaps in more of an authentic laid-back Austin sense. We Loved Yume. I strongly believe that it is the Food that makes a great restaurant and everything else are details to be worked out. We were delighted on All accounts.
We have not been to Uchi and so our review is not a comparison. In our minds, Yume stands very well on its own merits.
The service was outstanding - our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and was happy to recommend a few favorites. And hello?! A weekend happy hour with a wine, beer, sake, sushi & tempura special? Yes, please.
We had the tempura special - japanese pumpkin - and it was absolutely delicious. The tempura was perfect and the flavors of the Kabocha were amazing. The happy hour roll of the day was a Spicy Salmon and again, perfection.
Our server recommended the Akami Wasabi, which was incredible. The tuna sashimi literally melted in our mouths and was perfectly complimented by the creamy honey-wasabi. Throw in a few greens and lotus crisps (yum!) and every taste bud is tantalized.
Having not eaten lunch and also being predisposed to indulgence, we also shared the Mussels (in a delightful coconut, lemongrass, chile broth).
Leave your preconceptions at home and just go to enjoy the Incredible food. Again, perhaps it is being of that authentic laid-back Austin foodie vibe, but we found the decor to be simple & casually elegant, the service genuine & refreshing, the food well thought out & presented exquisitely. And we got to sway to a little reggae in the background as we indulged our senses. Ya mon.
We had a wonderful experience at Yume and will Definitely being going back.
Uchi is by far my husband's and my favorite restaurant in town. It has really good food, nice atmosphere, and isn't out of our pocket expensive unless we drink sake for 3 hours. The problem is the traffic we go through to get there in order to get a table and avoid a long wait.
We were so excited to see YUME was coming North by our neck of the woods especially when we heard about it's tie to UCHI . Well, apparently it's open. We went and it was a major downer but I want to give it a fair and honest review based on how prestigous they are marketing it as.
First of all, we went expecting sushi with high end fusion dishes as well. The sign says Japanese sushi restaurant. Well the waiter was quick to inform us it is NOT a sushi or japanese restaurant. Um, confusing! The food was well presented (there was the UCHI connection, i'm sure) and not too bad at fair prices, but the fusion of caribbean sauces and flavors with what looks exactly like japanese food or sushi was odd to the eye and palate. We didn't try dessert because the competition across the street is too good.
Second, the feeling of the place is weird. The decor is terrible! I mean, i can't believe they are even open with such a mix modge of decor in bad taste. The music is even mismatched. It was distracting and annoying. On top of that, the waiter had such a heavy country accent that it made us bit our tongue to keep from laughing everytime he mispronounced all the foods as he annoyingly re-read each page of the menu to us like we were kids.
I love the triangle, but i wish a higher quality restaurant had taken YUME's place. I definitly would not go there again or recommend it to anyone unless they turn full circle. The way things are i don't think they will make it for long. There are plenty of other sub-par sushi places to go in this town.
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