Foodie Review: Joy Yee Noodles (Shabu Shabu)

Monday, October 1, 2012

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, my roommate and I decided to take a chance and ride the L down to Chinatown for lunch. The commute was nice, seeing as the stop was just on the red line (what a convenient line!) and you could see China Place from the station.

We wandered around the giant asian-inspired area for a bit before settling in Joy Yee Noodles (Shabu Shabu) for some sushi. Immediately upon entering, we noticed there was a river-like fish tank...under the floor! After ahh-ing over this for a moment, we were quickly seated in a booth in the middle of all the action. We were too scared to get the shabu, as neither of us knew how to eat it, and instead got a couple different sushi rolls (sweet potato, Joy Yee roll, california) to be eaten family-style. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of the sushi! It was the best I've had since my favorite authentic Japanese restaurant in Grand Rapids. The staff was very friendly and prompt, but I think that must be a part of Asian culture.

With stuffed stomachs and a little-less-stuffed wallets, we left the restaurant raving and ready to come back!

Em's rating: 7.5
The downside? If you don't know what you're ordering, there isn't much help for you.

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