25th Birthday at Yamato

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What is time? Another year gone and another year ahead. But one thing is sure to stay constant – my appetite. For my 25th birthday, Selma took me to a little all-you-can-eat sushi place right down the street called Yamato. They are known for their endless supply of delicious sushi and cheap prices (for Boston at least). For $22.99 on weeknights and $24.99 on weekends, these prices are definitely hard to beat.

We came on a Thursday night so there was no wait whatsoever. If you come on the weekends, be prepared for a long night ahead. As you sit down, you are given a few sheets of paper and a pen to mark down the quantity of things you want.

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This is the part where you need to practice a bit of self control and resist the urge to mark down 10 of everything. There is plenty of time to eat as much as you want and you also get charged double for the sushi that you don’t eat. I have no idea what “double” entails (whether its double the price of the entire meal or just the roll you didn’t finish) but we were not about to find out for ourselves.

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We started off with the seaweed salad and miso soup for good measure.

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The seaweed salad was awesome to say the least. I had a few more of these little guys before the night was over.

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And obviously the crab rangoons because they are Selma’s favorite. They also have a bunch of other “filler” apps and entrees but we stayed true to our goal of getting our moneys worth.

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Next, it was time for round one of sushi. We started off with some salmon and tuna sashimi, a philly roll, a dragon roll, a rainbow roll, and a salmon hand roll for fun.

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We finished all of that in about 7 minutes. On to round two. We ordered another assortment of rolls and sashimi and went to town again. The rolls were beautifully presented and the sashimi was really fresh.

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And finally, on to round 3. At this point, we were getting quite full. I decided to try some other random things that looked appealing on the menu such as the salmon roe and surf clam sushi. For a moment here I thought we weren’t going to be able to finish all of this food. But then we remembered about the no-waste policy and powered through like champs.

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We ended off the night with some green tea and red bean ice cream because we always have a second stomach for dessert. They also had fried ice cream but we thought that might have been a little overkill this time.

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We also did a number of the soy sauce which probably wasn’t the best thing for us…

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Although there are some negative reviews on Yelp and the interwebs concerning the service and quality, most of them occur on weekends. If you are thinking about visiting this place, I highly suggest going on a weeknight. A small restaurant + all-you-can-eat sushi + cheap prices = a disaster on the weekends. We didn’t have any problem with wait time or the quality of the food. All of the fish was fresh and every roll was well made. I can imagine that quality and quantity definitely suffers on the weekends so to really get your moneys worth, go on a weeknight.

And with that, happy eating and thanks for reading!






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