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“Excellent for raw fish washed down with sake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya

Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya
4 Kyadondo Road | Nakasero Hill, Kampala, Uganda
+256 77 220 9999
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Ranked #7 of 196 Restaurants in Kampala
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Yujo has a Facebook page - it's not been open for very long, but is the latest attraction here in Kampala
Kampala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent for raw fish washed down with sake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you like Japanese food still served at table or seated in low table this is the place in Kampala. The Sushi platters with raw fish is excellent, both with or without Soy Sauce. Get a cold Sake to wash it down and you will keep on returning there!

Visited September 2013
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HanifRehemtulla, Guest Relations Manager at Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
You should come pick up a bottle of our house sake to use at home! It's a massive 1.8L bottle that's attractively priced, and can keep for more than a year in your cupboard!

Not only is it great on its own, but it mixes perfectly with fresh juices for an original cocktail or martini. Its also great for splashing into chicken, fish, and other seafood while marinating or even while cooking. Mix with some soy sauce and something sweet for best results, like sugar or honey:)
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Vienna, Austria
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Favourite restaurant in Kampala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Althought it is one of the more expensive restaurants in Kampala I do love to come here. It is definitely worth every penny! I love the ambiance and ofcourse the amazing food.

Visited September 2013
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HanifRehemtulla, Guest Relations Manager at Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
We're so happy to hear that our spot is up there on your list! There's a lot of new places opening up these days, so it means a lot:)

We're sorry that the prices on some menu items are significantly higher than those around kampala, but its the supply chain that really has a chokehold on us. Check the review titled "nice sushi bar" for some details.

Maybe if we open another couple branches we'll be able to tackle this issue by increasing volumes! Here's to hoping!

See you again soon!

H.
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Kampala
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“Nice Sushi Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is nice Sushi Bar and we would like to rate it 2nd best in K'la. The sushi is good, but a bit costly. Location is good as it is in quiet neighbourhood.

Visited February 2013
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HanifRehemtulla, Guest Relations Manager at Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at our sushi bar!

Now's a great time to come try out some Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Calamaro, and Octopus at Yujo's sushi bar. They're in season and will be in plentiful supply for the next month or two!

As a note to you and our other esteemed clients who have voiced their concerns regarding the pricing at Yujo:

The logistics involved with bringing seafood into Uganda from various countries hasn't made price control very easy for us...Global seafood prices have also gone up tremendously this year.

We're hoping that there will soon be a local seafood wholesaler bringing in these products in bulk, which would keep supply costs down. Until that time comes, prices will have to remain close to where they are. At the moment there's no way for us to source most of the required seafood besides bringing it in ourselves, which is super-costly due to such low volumes.

I hope this makes some sense, and sheds some light on everything!

On a lighter note, we hope to see you come by again soon!

H.
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“Relaxed but service needs improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I went with a group of friends recently and overall it was a good evening. The food was good and there's plenty of options to choose from besides sushi if, like myself, you're not keen on it but like Japanese food. I was surprised at the slow service considering it was a quiet night, and also that some of our group only got their food when others had been digging into theirs for ten minutes or so. One meal was also served with seafood that was specifically requested to be removed because of an allergy, and on querying this, the waiter said it was garnish only! Aside from the service hiccups, it's a nice place with a relaxed ambience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HanifRehemtulla, Guest Relations Manager at Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
I'd like to thank you for taking the time to visit us at Yūjō, and apologize immediately for the slip in quality of service you received.

We've been focusing on quite a few internal changes going on inside our hot kitchen, sushi bar, and setting up teppanyaki for its launch, which is just around the corner. We hope.

I would have to agree with your comments about some of the new service staff, we're working hard on getting them up to speed with our menu and service etiquette. The new service staff we have on board seem to be struggling to evoke familiar with our large menu and all it's intricacies. Several of our usual customers have noticed this, and we hope to get through this issue right away.

Hope you'll give us a chance again. Ask for me (Hanif) or my business partner (Richard) if you come by and quote this response. I'll get you set up with some of our new dishes to try out, on us.

H.
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Kampala, Uganda
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“Sushi? Yes, in Kampala.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Good sushi, good beer selection (when they haven't run out of the hard-to-find beers), good atmosphere, good service.

Visited September 2013
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