Yo Sushi, Albany

Luke Tsai recently did a piece on this place - “In Defense of Fast Food Sushi.”

And being convenient, I go from time to time. Sometimes we want a quick snack. Sometimes we want an inexpensive dinner of rolls and various other items. And now, I’ve gone for lunch a few times, in fact, today.

For $8.95 + tax, they have “two item” plates - pick your two, and it comes with rice and a dollop of potato salad. Today, I had teriyaki salmon and tempura. The salmon, I’m sure, was “farm to freezer” and was cooked just right. And the 6 or so pieces of tempura (with 1 ebi) wasn’t too bad in the grease department.

Stuffed, and mostly satiated.

All their crab comes from the genus Surimi. I’d say “you get what you pay for” but I’ve paid a lot more for much worse sushi.

They have about 10000 kinds of rolls - better to look at the online menu or pick up a paper menu, because they aren’t on the menu board. They are all over the side wall, with of course, magnified pictures. Best to call ahead if placing a larger order, or for carry out.

I almost forgot to mention the entertainment - K-pop on the TV.