We went to Yuki Arashi in Park City on a Sunday afternoon to use another one of our Groupons. For $30, we got $60 of food to order. Yuki Arashi’s cuisine consists of Asian tapas, sushi, sashimi maki and bento boxes. From their lunch menu we ordered the Gyoza (8.95), pan-fried house made pork and cabbage dumplings with soy chili dipping sauce; Tempura ($12.95), a mix of vegetables, shrimp and eel; Teriyaki Beef Bento Box ($12.95) which comes with miso soup, salad, rice and tempura vegetables; two of their Special Maki-Sushi: The Seoul Roll ($15.95) which is ahi and albacore tuna, rolled with avocado and sriracha, tempura fried; and the Jupiter Access Roll ($16.95) which is tempura shrimp and lemon zest, rolled inside-out and topped with yellowtail and albacore, finished with a spicy ponzu sauce. We also ordered some hot green tea ($2.95/pp) which comes to the table in a small tea kettle along with little tea flutes in a metal holder.
Since it was early afternoon, there wasn’t a big crowd at Yuki. Just the two of us and another couple in the restaurant. They have sushi bar seating, main dining seating with booths and tables and then a more unique seating area, a tatami room, with pillow seats and privacy curtains for a romantic dining experience. Our numerous order came relatively quick and all the items layed out on the table looked like we were at a Japanese buffet. We ate the tempura first since it is best when hot. It was light and crispy as tempura should be and very flavorful.
The teriyaki beef was good, but I wouldn’t say my favorite. Just nothing extraordinary. The teriyaki sauce tasted like any other I have had, but I am definitely not a teriyaki connoisseur so you’ll have to judge that one yourself. The tempura that came with the bento box was just as good as the other we tried and the salad and dressing was simple and tasty. But if I returned to Yuki Arashi, I would not order the Bento Box again just because there are too many other better things to order. (On a side note – Sorry, the photos are not the greatest because I only had my iPod Touch with no flash and it was dark inside the restaurant).
Both Maki-Sushi rolls were very good. Our preference was the Seoul Roll only because we felt the ponzu sauce and lemon zest flavors overpowered the Jupiter Roll. The Seoul Roll was perfect without any accoutrements of wasabi, ginger and/or soy sauce. Perhaps the price for one sushi roll at $16-$17 is above average, but these were their special, more complex rolls with sushi grade, of course, ahi, yellowtail and albacore tunas.
Overall, we enjoyed our lunch at Yuki Arashi. Our server was very nice and helpful when we asked questions and checked up on us just the right amount of times. The food was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. Our total bill came to $79, but we did order a lot of food for just the two of us. Somehow we managed to finish it all. It just doesn’t seem right to ask for a doggie bag for sushi. Glad we had a light breakfast :-). So $79 – $60 Groupon = $19 + $30 (purchased Groupon amount) = $49 (plus tip on original amount of $79). So this is not the cheapest place in town, but neither are most Park City Restaurants. I do not mind splurging every once in awhile, as long as the food and restaurant experience is worth it. And it was. So the next time your wandering around Main Street in Park City looking for a place to get your sushi, sashimi, maki and Asian tapas fix, give Yuki Arashi a try.
My one complaint is at the time of writing this and at least one week prior to going to Yuki Arashi, their website is not accessible. If you try to go to the website, it has a server error and won’t load (which is why I am not leaving a link). I had to go to other sites to find a phone number for them to make sure they were open. In this day and age of the internet, I do not understand how a restaurant does not keep an updated website. Bottom line, you are losing customers. I always recommend you call a Park City Restaurant before going. For example, if I didn’t call I wouldn’t have known they were going to be closed for the following week. I have found several restaurants do this during the shoulder season when there are less visitors in Park City, but often they do not update their websites so how would you know?! I went to one Park City restaurant and when I came to the address, there was an empty lot with bulldozers. They didn’t go out of business, they just moved. But the old site didn’t tell me where and the website wasn’t updated either. We have gone twice to restaurants that still had active websitesl, but when we arrived, found that they went out of business. So call first to be sure.
We get our discounts to Park City Restaurants through Groupon:
Yuki Arashi Main Street Restaurant Park City Location
Phone Number: 435-649-6293
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