Yuzu promises authentic Japanese food, all prepared to order using local and specially imported ingredients from Japan. Owner Pascual is passionate about Japanese culture and has recruited the skills of experienced chef Linzen, who’s parents come from Asia, to give customers a true experience of what Japanese food is all about.
Now it its third year, the restaurant is simply and attractively furnished with Japanese artefacts, offering indoor dining and a counter in front of the bar for more casual eating as well as the terrace area, the perfect setting to savour your meal outdoors with views over the picturesque harbour. The extensive menu is based on using the freshest of raw fish and features all the well known Japanese favourites as well as lesser known dishes, which the friendly waiting staff are always happy to explain to you.
To start with there are imaginative salads from €9.90 and soups including Miso at €4.50. Then there are all sorts of main courses to tempt you such as Yaki Sake (pieces of salmon pan friend with soy sauce), Gyozas (a type of ravioli with meat, vegetables and a honey sauce) and Niku Dango (Japanese style meatballs) from €8.50. Noodle dishes include Yaki Soba (stir fried with salmon and prawns with vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce) at €11 and Yaki Udom Soba (thick noodles stir fried with tuna, asparagus, broccoli and chilli) at €12. There are also Tempuras of prawns, squid and vegetables from €8.00 and Teppanyakis of salmon, tuna, steak or Japanese duck from €10, cooked on a traditional Japanese grill.
For Sushi lovers, Yuzu offers a wide selection of Nigiris, Sashimis and Makis featuring tuna, salmon, sea bass, prawns, hake, octopus and eel. Other sushi highlights include Uramakis (larger with the rice on the outside of the filling), Special Futomakis, rice rolled in seaweed with various fillings and fried, and Temakis, different fillings wrapped in seaweed from €9. The combination platters, such as the Sushi Bento served in a box, are a great way to try the different types of Sushi. All served on bamboo standing trays and are accompanied by a little bowl of piquant sauce and wasabi (hot) paste.
In addition to ice creams, traditional Japanese desserts include sweet rice filled with chocolate, sweet rice rolls with mango and cream and crispy rice with fresh fruit. Red, white and rose wines start at €10, beers, cavas and, of course, sake, are also available as is green tea.
Yuzu also offers a Menu del Dia at €15 from Monday to Friday and a special weekend Menu del Dia at €20. In addition to a take away service, the restaurant’s catering facility means you can pre-order a menu of your choice and then relax and entertain friends and family knowing all the hard work has been done for you. The restaurant also has two private rooms with tatamis (special straw mattresses) where groups of up to eight people can eat in traditional Japanese style.
Now situated on Ciutadella port, Yuzu is open all year round from Tuesday to Sunday from 13.00 to 15.00 hours and then again from 20.00 until midnight.
Yuzu fully conforms to the Spanish Royal Decree 1420/2006 requesting all raw fish products served to consumers to be frozen in their country of origin to prevent Anisakis parasite infestation.