Precisely because we love Yakimono so much we were afraid of their delivery that we will not be disappointed • Luckily, we lost our first bite
Last January, veteran Yakimono celebrated their 20th birthday, which is a young age for humans but for restaurants? Definitely an appreciative age. In the last two decades, there has been a great deal of change in the Israeli culinary world for the better and worse. Some of the changes are responsible for the restaurant almost exclusively - making Japanese food common in the Israeli palate. As for the difficult and challenging changes, the restaurant probably survived successfully, because it is still with us.
However, no challenge or difficulty hit the Israeli culinary world, as big as the Corona crisis, where work was abruptly stopped and everyone was injured, from the seller at the small falafel booth to the owners of the Tel Aviv luxury restaurant. The term that has become ubiquitous - "Make Lemonade Lemon" - is also reflected here and many luxury restaurants, including Yakimono, have had to reinvent themselves and rely on deliveries.
Yakimono is more or less the forefront of Japanese restaurants in the country, and the restaurants in my opinion in general, and the expectations of shipping them were in line, although usually with a delivery order no matter where, expectations are slightly lower. At the end, it is food that needs to be served on a fancy plate in an intimate atmosphere, and it goes into a plastic box and enters a motorcycle, bicycle or scooter. Basa, but we learned to get used to it.
Plastic is not plastic, this is one of the best restaurants in the country, so be sure their deliveries are also invested accordingly. The delivery comes in a neat basket and not in a paper bag, all sauces come with appropriate dishes and in bulk, and all dishes are well wrapped so there is no chance of even a quarter leak.
Photo: Walt Israel
And for the food itself, it's about perfection. Closest to Japan without flying to it. Raw materials that feel like they have just fished them out of the sea, the same goes for the freshness of vegetables and rice in the many sushi rolls we have tasted. Quite simply, sushi balls are wrapped in fish in a sauce known as chef sauce, but it has grinding and surprising extras. How do the poodies say on Instagram? Amala and Abala.
You can wait for a return to the approaching routine, and you can order today evenings, either way it is an inexpensive but definitely worthwhile expense and one that you will not forget long after you finish eating.