After hearing some rave reviews of Yui Edomae which was opened by Gen-san, former head itamae at the equally raved but underwhelming Kabuto, I decided to take the plunge a little over a year ago.
This place is located in a few blocks east of Kabuto in Chinatown. I actually had a hard time finding the place, but driven by sushi cravings, I endured walking under the hot sun for a good 15 mins frantically searching for it after parking my car in the wrong plaza…
When we finally arrived, there were no customers present and my significant other and I had Gen-san all to ourselves. It was also odd that no other customer came the entire time we had our omakase. Perhaps because it was an odd Wednesday?
So what are my thoughts on Yui Edomase Sushi? Underwhelming. My main gripe was the rice after trying the entire nigiri menu. To my untrained palate, they were a tad on the dry side and rice temperature was uneven throughout the meal ranging from body temperature to almost piping hot when a new pot of rice arrived from the kitchen. Adding insult to the injury was the disastrous dessert at the end of the meal…
Maybe they’ve improved since? Let me know if that’s the case guys.
Dashi marinated spinach, enoki mushroom, and bonito flakes
Fukko / Baby sea bass
Shiokko / Baby premium yellowtail
Gen-san tells us that he polishes his rice from Japan daily
Kawahagi / Leather blowfish
Akami / Bluefin tuna
Anago / Sea eel
Awabi / Abalone
Nodoguro / Blackthroat seaperch
Botan Ebi / Botan Shrimp
Hotate / Hotate scallop
Mirugai / Giant Clam
Blue crab handroll
Fried crab chip
Green tea custard
I’m positive that these fruit and juice came out of a canned fruit cocktail. I love canned fruit cocktail, but it’s ridiculous to be served as a dessert when I’m paying this much money…
Yui Edomae Sushi
3460 Arville St
Las Vegas, NV 89102