We love the concept of happy hours but it never impressed us as we are not fans of drinks until we heard of a sushi happy hour an idea that we were dreaming of. Y by Yabani is a Japanese restaurant that offers sushi and hot dishes. Their branch in Beirut souks conducts a happy hour on most of their sushi items with a 40% discount. We went with a big appetite to spoil ourselves.
We started with Head Over Hill (crazy crab salad) and the Panko Salmon (salmon salad). They were both delicious and the ingredients used had a premium quality and were extremely fresh. The Crazy salad was also finger licking good. We always order crispy with whatever salad we take and we advise you to do it because it gives some crunchiness to the mix.
The Salmon salad was exceptional thanks to the yummy sauce used and the crispy.
We tried most of their makis and they were all delicious our favorites were:
The Crazy Avocado and the Crazy Mango. They were both wrapped respectively in a generous portion of Avocado and Mango. The crab, avocado and mango were fresh, the rice was well cooked and its portion was very adequate.
The Philadelphia Roll was to die for! We were fighting over the last piece. The salmon they use is really impressive and the Philadelphia taste was present. We loved this roll.
The best of them all was the Spicy Salmon! It was succulent. It contained a creamy spicy sauce and spring onions that gave it an incredible taste. It was our "coup de coeur".
To end this wonderful feast, nothing was better than a piece of Triple Layered Cheesecake. The original and positive thing about their cheesecake is that it has 3 layers of biscuits. It gave it more consistency, crispiness and deliciousness. The fresh berries used are also a plus. Cheesecake lovers it's a must try.
Y by Yabani is the more casual version of Yabani but whatever it is, their sushi were phenomenal especially that you get to have great food, great service and great ambiance for 40% off if you go on Monday and Wednesday between 4:30 and 6:30.
Don't forget to reserve before going through ReserveOut on http://www.reserveout.com/beirut-en/ .
Average price: 27$ per person during the happy hour.
Location: Beirut Souks
Phone: 76 992233