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  • Yellow Tail

  • 4.0 stars
    (6 reviews, average rating: 4.5/5)
  • Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
  • (330) 666-9988
  • 4054 Medina Rd. Akron, OH 44333
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diane
1 Review
2009/03/22
  • You are going to LOVE this restaurant. It is an...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • You are going to LOVE this restaurant. It is an upscale sushi buffet and not the typical bulk asian fare! They have LOWERED THE PRICE and now it is only $9.99 for lunch and $17.99 for dinner. You can't go wrong at that price. They have delicious sushi and maki rolls, a hot item menu that has teriyaki steak and teriyaki chicken along with many other great choices. They have a make-to-order hibachi grill and a make-to-order Japanese soup. Or you can choose a ready made miso or crab soup offered. They used to have an extensive Japanese salad bar, but it has less Japanese choices offered now and they incorporated a garden salad. But, they still have a couple Japanese salads still available and they are the most popular ones too. The desert bar has VERY good cakes.....some soft serve ice cream, cookies, plenty of fresh fruits and they do make-to-order crepes! Overall.....I used to frequent this restaurant occasionally....but now with the new prices, it is a fabulous value for quality food and I'll be visiting a lot more in the days to come

 
nancyljohn
1 Review
2009/02/24
  • Interesting previous review on the service. We...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Interesting previous review on the service. We just went there for my son's birthday last night and our waiter Randy was extremely friendly, helpful with advising on some of the things to try, and constantly clearing the table and refilling drinks. The hot food was great, they have a Japanese make your own soup, a hibachi grill and a very wide range of sushi and raw fish. I'm not usually a fan of sushi in a buffet because usually the rice seems dry but this was the best that I have had at a buffet. Of course I think sushi ordered at a sushi bar is better, but it handed to you as soon as it is made. For dessert they have several cakes, green tea, vanilla and strawberry ice cream. They will also make you a fresh crepe with blue berries, raspberries, chocolate, whipped cream. There were other options for the crepes, just can't remember all of them. I told our waiter that it was my son's birthday and they came out with a cake and sang "if your happy and you know it in Japanese" and he got to hit a gong. As we were leaving they have a beautiful salt water tank. Nemo is in it, and my daughter asked how they caught Nemo and they said "you don't catch Nemo, you invite him." He showed us how the Porcupine Puffer fish would come out of the coral when he saw the cup they use to feed the fish, and we got to watch him feed the fish. The Restaurant had closed at 9PM and it was 30 min after closing and instead of rushing us out; he spent time answering our questions about the fish. Currently they have 20% off Monday-Thursday and a coupon on the web for $10 off for the weekend.

  • Order: We had Stella beer with our sushi buffet.
 
123
2008/10/23
  • Not too bad, but not the best
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • One of the things I like best about Yellowtail is that it is immaculately clean. It is a very large location and has nice, non-obtrusive background music. A worker routinely went around cleaning the serving spoons and arranging them. On the downside, the service wasn't very good. Our server made unwelcome comments to me about my food choices and then commented on them to my date while I was away from the table. Also, water glasses never got refilled. As for the food, it was beautifully presented at the buffets. There were a lot of choices, including octopus, jellyfish, and seaweed salad. I was a little disappointed that some of the food I saw on the online menu wasn't being served, but I guess it varies daily. As for the sushi, it wasn't very good and in my opinion, there was a very small selection of sushi containing raw fish. (When I was there, there was tuna and spicy tuna - all the rest were vegetarian.) The fish tasted a bit old. I did not try the hot food. For the cold plates, there were some foods I did not expect to be cold - such as the crab legs and mussels. I found the octopus to be really delicious and highly recommend it. There were about 8 different types of cake for dessert, and some were good, some were not. Avoid the brownies. There was a large selection of ripe fruit as well as 3 types of ice cream which had clearly been there too long. Overall, I would say it was ok, but given the cost, it didn't really seem worth it.

  • Order: Buffet
 
mrsduzzi
4 Reviews
2008/09/17
  • Worth it for the sushi fix
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • What an enormous selection of sushi! All fresh, good sized, and presented very well. The hot items could have been a little warmer but hard to accomplish that on a buffet. You can definately eat your money's worth. Only disappointment was the crab legs were iced, not hot. Not somewhere I'd want to go on a regular basis but will certainly satisfy the sushi fix.

  • Order: Sushi Buffet
 
sophie_success
1 Review
2008/08/13
  • Las Vegas Sushi
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This restaurant is also located in Las Vegas and it is excellent.

  • Order: Sushi Buffet
 
jreinke56
1 Review
2008/07/20
  • Excellent
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • Excellent

  • Order: sushi buffet
 
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