Yami

Masna 1051, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Website: http://www.iyami.cz

After days of sausages, pork knuckle, and other massively meat filled local dishes, we decided for some familiar comfort food – in this case, sushi!  Using TripAdvisor (they’ve provided some good recommendations while I’m on trips outside America), I found a sushi restaurant, just North-East of the tourist filled Astronomical Clock, in a small quiet street beside a night club.

Yami
The restaurant is very small and evenings were busy. Be sure to make a reservation earlier in the day. The inside doesn’t look much different than a small sushi restaurant you’d find in North America.

There’s even the usual sushi bar that’s made in Japan.
Sushi Bar

After so much walking, I needed a refreshing drink and this iced green tea definitely did the trick. I just wished it was a fountain drink with unlimited refills
Iced Green tea

Included with our combo order was miso soup.  It had a few leaves of seaweed and tasted much like something you’d had at any Japanese restaurant.
Miso Soup

It was already 9pm when we sat down so we ordered a hot appetizer, karaage chicken. I love deep fried chicken.  It was served hot and although it looks a tad pinkish, I didn’t get sick after this meal so it was probably fried for just long enough. It was juicy and very hot.  The batter just right, enough to coat the chicken and not overly thick.  All the chunks were pieces of dark meat – just the way i like it.
Karaage Chicken

Just like every other Japanese restaurant, ordering individual things was very costly so we opted for a combo. Since I love salmon and so does my wife, we got the Salmon Lover’s Combo.
Salmon Lover's SetThe dynamite rolls were on the sloppy side with loose rice.  The tempura shrimp was fresh fried and not the usual “fried before the dinner service” kind.  The salmon came out room temperature.  I definitely wished these came on ice or at least came out cold.  But the salmon didn’t smell weird or taste overly vinegar-ed or sour and I would consider them fresh.  They weren’t butter smooth but bouncy.

Overall it was a good sushi restaurant for a city that is land locked and not close to any lakes.  In case you cared, the sushi chefs were Japanese and the servers were local.  They were both nice so it didn’t really matter to me.  I’d definitely recommend this restaurant if you want something different than the local fare and isn’t too far out of the way.

Tummy Points: 3.5 out of 5

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