I’ll get to the point, no need for an introductory paragraph here – Yuki (Pasco 740, Congreso) has the best sushi in Buenos Aires. Even though there is not much competition, Yuki reigns supreme for several reasons:
1. Atún Rojo – they actually have it, and it tastes like tuna fresh out of the ocean
2. Authenticity – Waiters are Japanese, sushi man is Japanese, owners are Japanese. Need I say more?
3. Philadelphia cream cheese is not allowed – Not only do the rolls leave out philly cream cheese, but popular Americanized rolls do not exist either. Who needs a California roll with fake kanikama when you can have one stuffed with fresh soft shell crab?
4. “Hey you, close your legs” smell is non-existent. Too many other Japanese / sushi restaurants suffer from fishiness taste/smell-itis.
5. Assortment: While I do love salmon, I have an issue when there are no other options. Here you will find a wide assortment of fish, not regularly offered at most sushi restaurants. White fish does not count either.
I cannot resist delicious tasting Japanese food. The moment I saw the other delectable hot items served at surrounding tables, I immediately attacked the mozo, ordering everything in sight:
The restaurant is hidden on a residential street in Congreso, with no apparent signs on the outside so look out for the address. An important thing to remember, always make a reservation because Yuki can get quite busy – this sushi gem is no secret and you’ll find a mix of foreigners, locals, and even Japanese clientele… so obvio you know it’s good.
Pasco 740, Congreso
Monday – Saturday