Melbourne, VIC 3000 03 9639 7073
Yu-U is a bit tricky to find as many previously have noted. They don’t have any noticeable signage outside, closest thing to a signage would be the small frame hung on the wall right outside thier door.
The restaurant has a sleek modern japanese style with a large bar type table in the middle. The place is quiet and relaxed. Me and TT went for thier Lunch Set $18
I had the Grilled Beef Set $12, whilst TT had the Salmon Set $18 + Sashimi (2nd main) $12 and both with seasoned rice $2 (each).
TT really liked the Sashimi and commented on its freshness. Both of us prefer the Grilled Beef Patty over the Salmon Curry.
The Beef Patty was tasty and went well with the garlic soy sauce. The Salmon Curry however was very mediocre, the curry lacked ‘pow’ and tasted quite flat. Portion was also rather small.
The seasoned rice was yummy, moist and cooked with bits of mushroom and veg.
However, we found a strand of hair in with the rice. We notified the staff and she apologized and removed the bowl promptly. She did return with a new bowl of rice but it was quite a long while later.
Overall, food is pretty good and it’s a nice hidden lunch spot in the city.
★★ good, recommended
$$ $15-25 per main