Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yuki Japanese Restaurant, Hoover

By Leigh Bratina

Yuki. It's pronounced Uu-Kee (long U and Key on the end), despite how you might think it is pronounced. It should be called Exceptional. The family circus and many of it's extended relatives recently paid a first visit to Yuki on a tip from son, Bama. He and many of the Barons baseball players have toted it as one of their favorite eating establishments.
Yuki truly one of the most amazing Teppan grills in the State. And for those who enjoy it, I hear that the sushi is top notch as well. On our visit we all chose to go with the traditional hibachi style cooking and sit grill side, though one can chose to sit at a booth and order food to be brought out to the table, versus prepared in front of you.

The first thing we noticed was how reasonable the prices are. When compared to the likes of Sumo, Shogun, Kobe, and Stix, the prices are on average at least $3-$5 cheaper for the same items. For example, the Shogun Special at Shoguns which contains Steak, Shrimp, and Chicken is $26.95 versus around $20 at Yuki. Yuki also offers a reduced lunch menu.

The ambiance at Yuki was also impressive. When I first walked in, I noticed the openness of the restaurant, and how warm and comfortable it was. The place was very clean. I am very picky when it comes to using a public restroom, so I was pleased with the cleanliness of Yuki's facilities. The restaurant overall was a very nice and pleasant setting to enjoy a fabulous meal.

But let us not forget the reason we went to Yuki...the food! Hands down, the best part! The quality of the food is first class. I could tell that the food was high quality and very fresh. When presented with the menu, one will notice the plethora of items on the menu from: sushi to various appetizers to multiple soup choices, to salads, tempura, noodles, and katsu. We ordered traditional meals of steak and or chicken. I myself ordered the vegetable grill. I could not get over the amount of food that you get with a meal. I had enough leftovers for two additional meals!! You will certainly get your monies worth at Yuki Japanese Restaurant. I believe Yuki will have some new "regulars" in our family circus.

Yuki Japanese Restaurant, it's Hoover's Best Kept Secret!

Yuki Japanese Restaurant

2760 John Hawkins Pkwy #108,

Birmingham, AL 35244

Tel: 205-402-9888

*Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer and writer. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the Alabama with her three children and husband "Big Daddy". You can read more of Leigh's daily adventures by visiting any of her three blogs: Tales from Bloggeritaville , Plates and Places , as well as Photographic Memories Yuki Japanese Restaurant on Urbanspoon


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