Restaurant review: Yoshi's adds to area's Middle Eastern options
The meat dishes fared well. The slow-roasted beef in the beef shawarma plate was flavorful and quite good, and I liked the healthful accompaniment of grilled vegetables. Similarly, marinated tenderloin steak cubes in the steak kabob plates were also delicious. And the falafel was fine, not too dry.
Vegetarian grape leaves were enormous, but contained a too-tart vinegar/spice combination that simply didn’t work. Tabbouleh was too heavy on parsley and didn’t have a good mix of spices.
With so many great Middle Eastern restaurants in town, Yoshi’s has some work to do to compete. I hope they’ll do what’s needed to get it right, though, since the quick, friendly service and care taken in the food preparation are worthy attributes.
Yoshi’s 241 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor 734-769-9674 Yoshi's web site Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Plastic: Visa, Mastercard, will take American Express within the next month. Liquor: No. Prices: Moderate. Many entrees are in $9 to $12 range. Value: Excellent. Portions are very large and entrees come with pita, a choice of rice or vegetables, and a soup or house salad. Noise level: Quiet. Wheelchair access: Yes. Smoking section: No.
A beef shawarma with rice and curried potato side dish at Yoshi's.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com