What to order from the YO! Sushi menu on a weight loss plan
At WW we’re all about freedom and flexibility, which means you can lose weight while eating the foods you love.
With a series of articles dedicated to eating out and staying on track, we’re on a mission to prove the flexibility and liveability of the WW programme.
First, we gave you a Points®-friendly Nando’s menu and showed you how to enjoy a three course meal for just 9-13 PersonalPoints (PP).
Then, we gave Wagamama the Points treatment - say ‘konnichiwa’ to steamed gyoza and a nourishing bowl of chicken ramen.
This time, we’re delving into the YO! Sushi menu to bring you the top picks on a weight loss plan.
You can find all of our Points-friendly menus on our dedicated Eat Out page.
Wherever you go out to eat, don't forget to track using the WW app. Tracking your food, weight and activity helps you rack up 'Wins' to earn cool rewards for your healthy habits, including bluetooth speakers, wine tumblers and a cosy sleep set!
YO! Sushi starters & sides
This popular Japanese restaurant isn’t all sushi; it also serves authentic Japanese street food.
Begin your YO! Sushi feast with chicken gyoza - chicken and vegetable filled dumplings - for 4PP. Vegan or vegetarian? The vegetable gyoza - spinach dumplings filled with cabbage, carrots, edamame and veggies - are also 4PP. Both are served with soy vinegar.
For 6PP you can order the spicy pepper squid, garnished with red chilli and spring onions. If your Budget stretches to double digits, the popcorn shrimp - tempura prawns drizzled with a sweet shiro miso and chilli sauce - is 11PP.
If you’re looking for a side dish (or a super healthy starter!) the edamame - pictured below - is 0-4PP. The kaiso seaweed - marinated mixed seaweed, edamame and carrot in a su-miso dressing - is 5-6PP.
YO! sushi rolls
Contrary to popular belief, sushi doesn’t mean ‘raw fish’ - the word ‘sushi’ actually means ‘sour tasting’. Why? Because the common thread running through all sushi dishes is not fish, but rice dressed with vinegar. This is then combined with all sorts of ingredients, from seaweed to cucumber to avocado.
Whether you’re a sushi superfan or trying it for the first time, get your sushi fix for 5-6PP per portion with the salmon maki - fresh salmon wrapped in a nori (seaweed) roll - or the cucumber maki - cucumber and toasted sesame seeds wrapped in a nori roll.
The avocado maki is 4-7PP and is wrapped in a nori roll. The crunchy California roll - surimi (fish paste) and avocado topped with mayo, teriyaki and crunchy onion - is 9-10PP.
Feeling fancy? The salmon & avocado temaki hand roll is a cone-shaped sushi roll practically made for Instagram. With fresh salmon, avocado, mayo and toasted sesame seeds in a nori rice cone, this is serious #foodporn - plus it’s only 4-5PP!
Sashimi is raw, fresh seafood like salmon or tuna - and the great news is, if you have fish & shellfish on your ZeroPoint foods list, it’s 0SP!
The salmon sashimi (0-3PP) at Yo! Sushi is thick-sliced salmon with a fresh pak choi side salad, and the tuna sashimi (0-2pp) consists of thick cut slices of yellowfin tuna, with a crisp pak choi garnish.
Nigiri is a small ball of rice topped with raw fish or other seafood. The salmon nigiri (pictured below) is fresh, hand-cut salmon served on sushi rice and will set you back just 2-3PP. The inari taco nigiri - tofu ‘pockets’ filled with rice, avocado, ponzu salsa and sriracha mayo - are 7PP.
YO! Sushi is perfect for sharing, which means you can sample lots of different dishes for half the Points!
The chicken katsu - chicken thigh in panko with a fruity tonkatsu sauce - is 8PP and the prawn katsu is 5PP. If you’re looking for a veggie and vegan option, the pumpkin katsu is 5PP.
You can order the chicken teriyaki - grilled chicken thighs in a salty sweet teriyaki glaze - on its own for 8PP. The beef teriyaki, dished up with crunchy slaw is 11PP.
If you’re in the mood for one big meal, the chicken katsu curry - chicken in crispy Japanese panko crumb with a mild curry sauce and steamed rice - is 18PP. Crazy about katsu? Check out this chicken katsu curry recipe.
Need some noodles in your life? The vegetable yakisoba - stir-fried yakisoba noodles with crunchy vegetables served in a tangy sauce - is 7PP and suitable for vegans. The chicken yakisoba is 8PP.
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Japan is famous for innovation and not just in the world of technology; it also has a reputation for culinary creativity, evidenced in a range of unusual desserts.
From sweet rice dumplings to anko (a sweet paste made from adzuki beans) and coffee jelly, Japan is the master of unique flavour combinations.
At YO! Sushi, try the dorayaki pancake - a fluffy Japanese pancake with a light custard centre served with a tangy raspberry coulis - for 6PP or the chocolate mochi - a chocolate truffle ganache in a mochi rice casing - for 10PP.
Got weeklies to use up? The cherry dough-chi (ice-cream bites wrapped in cherry cookie dough) is 10PP.
Go to YO!
Save Points AND money on your next visit to YO! Sushi with these top tips:
- Get a regular sushi box or a to-go katsu curry (in any flavour), sushi roll box or regular sushi set with a drink for £7.50.
- 20% off for armed forces, students and emergency services or the NHS.
Disclaimer: The PersonalPoints listed in these guides are correct at the time of publishing (March 2022). Unless otherwise stated, the Points values listed are for the item as served in the restaurant - so if you ordered the chicken steamed gyoza at Wagamama, the Points value of 7PP includes all five gyoza that come as part of the dish. You might notice discrepancies between the Points you calculate using the nutritional details provided by the restaurant and the Points listed for meals in these guides. That's because the PersonalPoints have taken into account any ZeroPoint™ ingredients in the meal and been adjusted accordingly, whereas the restaurant information includes nutritional values for all ingredients. For tracking purposes, use the Points values listed in these guides.