Many moons ago I spent a few years working with Dutch Mammy and Italian Mamma. Our office was on the quays so we used to regularly go to Yamamori Sushi, although never just the three of us together. Their bento box at lunchtime is amazing value (about a tenner if I recall correctly) but I've never actually been for dinner until a few weeks ago when the three of us met up for a meal.
Nowadays we're used to having lots of Asian restaurants in Dublin, but Yamamori has really been a pioneer in terms of sushi. The restaurant located on Ormond Quay is massive, with four different dining areas including a lovely heated terrace and a big open kitchen.
The dinner menu features many different sushi plates as well as meat and fish dishes from the grill, wok fried noodles and house specials. The evening menu is much pricier than lunchtime with mains ranging from €17 to €22. There was also a seafood platter on the board priced at €50 for 2 people.
We weren't very original as the three of us all went for a bento box costing €19.95 (€17.95 for a vegetarian one).
There were three pieces of salmon and cucumber norimaki along with a pork fillet katsu, which was perfectly crispy outside, with tender meat on the inside. The beef yakiniku was flavoursome and there was a mix of dumplings as well as a bowl of rice and miso soup served on the side. There was actually a lot of food to be eaten in that bento and it was lovely to try a few different things.
Italian mamma's box consisted of two vegetarian sushi, tofu tempura with an avocado sauce, spicy sweet potato gyoza, a veg and udon stir fry as well as rice and a miso soup. I haven't tasted any of it but she enjoyed it too.
Yamamori Sushi isn't new but it's a nice spot for a meet up with friends or a group. It gets quite noisy and busy at the weekend so maybe not for a romantic date but good for some food and fun. Definitely try the bento box at lunchtime if you find yourself in the area!
38/39 Lower Ormond Quay
This is an independent review, I paid for my meal.