Destrehan sushi restaurant draws rave reviews

Local restaurant Yummy Tokyo Sushi, a relative newcomer to the Destrehan area, is a new Asian-inspired dining option for St. Charles Parish residents, now open on Ormond Boulevard next to Anytime Fitness.

Located at 1955 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan, the restaurant offers both in house dining and to-go orders, while customers can also choose to have their food delivered via DoorDash.

Run by 14-year sushi chef and owner Frank Yonglin, the restaurant features both a large selection of Japanese dishes along with a number of traditional Chinese dishes such as General Tso’s chicken, Mongolian beef, lo mein noodle-based dishes, wonton soup, and others.

Yonglin has begun to make a name for himself locally through his creative one-of-a-kind sushi creations, regularly crafting custom off-menu sushi dishes for restaurant patrons upon request. Patrons wishing to have the same off-menu dish made again on a later visit are encouraged to take photos of their dish before eating it, so that their custom-crafted dish can be recreated later.

Some of the restaurant’s more popular specialty sushi rolls include its Upside-Down rolls, Angry Bird roll, Easter roll and its Burning Man rolls.

“We use only triple ‘A,’ freshly graded fish – sushi-grade fish of the highest quality,” Yonglin said of his restaurant’s fish selection for its sushi and sashimi dishes.

In addition to its normal line up of dishes that utilize fresh fish such as yellowfin tuna, salmon or tuna, the restaurant will often receive special direct shipments of certain Japanese fish species, including Bluefin toro, sea urchin and Japanese amberjack.

The new Destrehan dining spot offers a wide selection of soups and salads and primarily Asian-inspired appetizers, along with numerous sushi, sashimi, specialty rolls and box sushi offerings. Rice and noodle dishes, tempura dishes, and several hibachi menu items are also available for diners, along with lunch menu and kid-friendly items.

Yonglin said he was particularly proud of his desert line-up, featuring a number of tempura-style deserts including tempura Oreos, tempura brownies, and tempura cheesecake, along with tempura ice cream.

“Our tempura ice cream starts with premium ice cream, dipped in the restaurant’s own pound cake batter recipe, then flash fried for a short period of time, so that the batter is cooked evenly but the ice cream center remains intact and cold,” Yonglin said.

Yummy Tokyo Sushi’s operating hours in Destrehan are 11 AM to 9 PM Monday thru Thursday, with hours running 11 AM to 9:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 12 PM to 8 PM on Sundays. Parking is available both in front and in the rear of the shopping center.


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