Kitchen by Yugo is located on Denman and Robson specializing in French and Japanese Fusion cuisine. I’ve heard lots about this place and I decided to come with a friend for lunch as it’s interesting how they will marry these two types of cuisines together.
The interior is nice with seating mostly on the left side and a kitchen and bar on the other.
Fish Miso Soup
This was the soup of the day and it was delicious, It has a piece of scallop and fish on the rim of the bowl. The miso soup had good depth of flavour. Highly recommended.
This is pressed sushi with chef’s choice of assorted flame seared fish. It comes with 6 pieces and some fried veggie chips. My friend thought it was meh when you compare it to the other places in town that make similar aburi sushi.
The house bento comes with 4 small dishes and served with rice. This seems to be quite popular item to order as you get to try a variety of items.
The items are:
- Grilled Salmon with miso
- Cauliflower Karaage
- Tuna Tataki
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Lardons and Onions
The flavours of the bento box is more on the Japanese side beside. The salmon was delicate and the miso paste on top paired well. Usually I see this combination on black cod, but salmon was good too.
The roasted brussel sprouts were more on the heavier side taking on the French influences. Tasty but was a bit of the odd dish out as the others were more delicate in flavours.
The tuna tataki was great. Nicely seared on all sides with some veggies and ponzu sauce.
The deep-fried cauliflower was a nice touch to compliment the meal with added textures and crunch.
Being to pull off French and Japanese fusion is pretty hard and I applaud the chefs for finding the balance as the styles are very different. Japanese is simple and delicate where French is most heavy and rich. Somewhat polar opposites.
We Rate Kitchen By Yugo:
792 Denman St, Vancouver