I recently moved to New Milford and found this place tucked away in a strip mall. I feel their sushi is very high quality and the service is terrific. I also tried a yakatori appetizer which was very good. I highly recommend this place.
I've been to Yokohama more times than I can count and I simply love it. I work in New York and go out on many client dinners and Yokohama is just as good if not better than many of the New York sushi restaurants such as Koi, 6 Bond Street or Haru. It isn't expensive and the service is friendly and quick as well. I always enjoy coming home to great sushi right here in New Milford.
I stayed in Japan for awhile and this place is as good as several spots that Japanese took me to eat in Japan. It is definitely as good as one spot I found on my own in Tokyo that was not a tourist spot but authentic Japanese where locals went for reasonably priced common food. It's standard Japanese food so it's not a high end place nor is it trying to be anything but a decent restaurant just like the Mexican and Italian (John's Best) restaurants next to it. Miso soup, green tea, gyozo, yaki udon, shrimp terikayi and a few pieces of sushi is what two of us had. It was all very good. My only complaint was the tea and miso were sort of hot but not hot like it should be...especially since it was December cold day (nice and warm in the restaurant which is a good sign they want customers comfortable and not saving pennies by keeping place a little cool in winter which too many restaurants do nowadays). Again, sushi is overrated like lobster is and therefore overpriced for what it is. It can be delicious and it was here, but it's really meant to be a fun food to share in groups is the truth while drinking. It has gotten a little ridiculous reputation around the world for being special so they charge more for it. In Japan they go crazy for sashimi (sushi but with no rice... just plain seafood with also barely any flavoring) not the stuff we are eating. So don't be afraid to pass on the sushi and go with real Japanese food! Altogether, it was a filling and satisfying meal. Yaki udon was big portioned though the shrimp teriyaki could have used some more veggies to make the plate look more robust. We both ate literally every crumb of everything. The waitress also forgot my gyozo appetizer I had to remind her after the main dish came. But those things could just be chalked up to one of those days. I worked in restaurants and understand those things can happen. They are friendly, polite, and attentive waitresses and chefs seemed like nice guys who really care about what they are serving. The place was clean and not too tacky like some Asian spots can be in suburbia. The interior is something you might see in Japan. Not knocking New Milford...but those who expect top shelf Japanese food/sake experience in a mini-mall that has Subway, Goodwill, and UPS right next to it are just not being very realistic. Across the street is Royal Buffet that has some sushi and it's a great bargain for decent food but Yokohama is better for sushi and has authentic Japanese so worth the couple extra bucks. I had seen the place for a long time and never went in. It looked like one of those fake Japanese places to me but I was pleasantly surprised by the inside and the food. Main street in Kent has Wasabi that is similar quality food and I took several Japanese friends to Wasabi and they really enjoyed because it is not trying to be fancy or make fake Japanese food for westerners. Yokohama is legit Japanese food too with similar prices. I like the woman who runs Wasabi but Yokohama is strictly Japanese food whereas Wasabi is kind of like a Chinese place with Japanese menu items. I can add Yokohama to a list of restaurants I will go to in the Brookfield/New Milford area. It's really hard to find decent food or something beyond the fast food stuff. It was $30 for two during lunch special (on back of menu) and we did not have any booze or any fancy sushi. By the way, Fajitas & Margaritas that is between John's Best and Yokohama was also another pleasant find. I had a Mexican seafood dish and other Mexican dishes that were really really good and not the usual fake Mexican stuff. There's also a little Latin deli in that spot so that little mini-mall is a lot better than it looks from the road. Give it a go. Now...if we could just get some real Korean food going in that spot! Seoul, South Korea is amazing for food yet there is only Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese in the area. Where's the Korean food?!
Average food. Let's leave it at that. The worst was the service where the waitress took my plate as soon as my chopsticks took the last bite. I hate servers that hover like bees. Go roll some sushi if you're bored.
We have eaten at Yokohama at least a dozen times in the past few years and have also bought take-out sushi. When the restaurant first opened it was quite good, but our last take-out order smelled fishy. Also, the spicy crab roll is made of imitation crab, not real crab meat. They also put panko bread crumbs in some of their rolls. I'm not sure how authentic that is. I haven't seen that at other Japanese restaurants. If you have a craving for sushi and you don't want to go to NYC, Yokohama is worth trying.
I am from Irvine California where there are many Japanese and other asian restaurants as 65+% of the city is asian in ethnicity. Also have lived in manhattan, and visited japan. I can say I would have a decent knowledge of sushi and japanese foods....
That said- I do not know if i went on a bad day or not, but the food was horrible. I am not a looking for a ultra high end place as I just expect the food to equal to its cost. I enjoy high end sushi ($25-30 cut rolls) and I enjoy affordable $6-10 cut rolls) Each has it's place.
But this place you really get absolute garbage food that is overpriced. Cheep negori sake costs $4-8 for a 375ml bottle. $10-13 at a restaurant. Here they charge over $25 for their cheapest one (over a 300% markup???) Next I ordered edamame - very small amount and was way way over cooked and mushy and came cold. California roll, was make with 'krab' even though menu said 'crab' -false advertising. and the tuna was almost a brown color. Rainbow roll came with just tuna, cucumber, carrots?, and whitefish on top. Not sure who makes the menu but that is not what is in a california roll.
That was it. I left after trying the two rolls and the edamame. It was just poor food, poor presentation, and falsely advertised.
I know this is not california, manhattan, or japan, and i would not expect the food to compare. But even as New England Sushi goes this was quite poor. Only good thing about the whole place was they had a neat serving pitcher for the sake. I will never return here and strongly advise people who know their japanese food that if you must go. just order one roll before you order a whole meal and judge it on that. I would image, you will agree with me. and if not... i must have just gotten a bad chef that day i suppose.
Pretty average sushi, not worth the price. It's usually really empty in there & last time I went, the waitress hovered over us the entire time we were eating, making it really awkward, like she wanted us to leave (they were open for another hour). The salad with ginger dressing is great, but the sushi isn't anything to rave about. Staff isn't too friendly, either.
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