Yun Sushi 允壽司
No. 9, Lane 160, Yanji St
Secret omakase places have been buzzing in Taipei, Yun is definetly one of the fastest growing chain. In Taipei scrumptious food places are all hidden in alleyways with a secret doorway, you just have to look out for them. Yun Sushi is the first one to open its door followed by their standing sushi bar and Shuko (food and wine), they also announced that a forth restaurant is on its way. Yun sushi joins the handful of sushi bars in Taipei – the secret members only sushi bar, Kitcho, Yo Sushi, Komodo, just to name a few.
Slide open Yun’s steel door, we were greeted by a sushi bar which sits around 12. Yun is pretty compact which was why we found that their waitresses were standing a bit too close to us at times. They offer three different price range for both lunch and dinner – Lunch $1380, $1800 and $2500 (TWD), while dinner starts at $2500, $3000, and $3500 (TWD).
The waitress asked what sort of set do we want, what we prefer and what we don’t eat. We told her that we would love to have sashimi and sushi only, both of us love uni, scallops and toro, and I don’t eat salmon. However, when she repeated it to the sushi master, she said “They only want sashimi and sushi and they like uni.”, and she left out the rest. I guess he overheard our conversation earlier and found what told by the waitress was different, therefore, he asked us again. Yun’s food quality is unquestionable and simply heavenly.
We had 6 sashimi dishes and 9 pieces of sushi. I loved the soy sauce marinated pike mackerel wrapped in cucumber with grounded peanut the most, it was such an unique combination. The uni and toro were unforgettable and I will definitely go back for them. Not to mention that their white sesame ice cream is the best one I have ever had in Taipei. We paid $3500 each for our lunch, and it was a splurge compare to some other sushi bars in town.