Recently, Master Chef Hiromi Yonekawa has been flown in from Japan and appointed as the Head Chef of Yumi – the exclusive Japanese restaurant located at Level 27 of Sheraton Dhaka in Banani.
Born in Osaka (Japan), Chef Hiromi practices the Osaka style of cooking and has over 30 years of global experience with Japanese cuisine. He is also one of the first chefs to introduce Aburi Sushi – a type of smoked sushi. Recently, he has introduced an eclectic new menu at Yumi which includes his signature dishes – Dynamic Spider Roll, Miso Katso Chicken, and Smoked Aburi Sushi. The new menu presents many contemporary Japanese dishes such as Sakana Tartare, Lobster Spicy Mayo, Gindara Saikyo Yaki and includes many new sushi, sashimi, and tempura made from the finest imported ingredients. All the exotic fishes that are imported from abroad as ingredients, are vacuum packed and kept at -80° super freezer to ensure maximum freshness.
Curated by International Teppanyaki Chef Kharak Singh Ishant, the signature restaurant also offers Teppanyaki fine dining every night. ‘Teppan’ means iron plate and ‘Yaki’ translates to pan-fried or grilled and is often referred to as ‘hibachi’ outside of Japan. A Teppanyaki meal features various courses of meat, seafood, and vegetables cooked on a large iron griddle that gives guests front-row seats to the action, as Chefs work their magic with ingredients & fire on the teppan. Each Teppanyaki session lasts approximately 2 hours, where guests get entertained by the Chefs’ teppan skills as they enjoy an unlimited amount of hot dishes from the grill. It is a unique experience that is offered by no other 5-star hotels in Dhaka.
“Yumi represents true authentic Japanese taste in the most mesmerizing setting in Bangladesh which is complemented by the best International Chefs and well-trained service staffs. One must visit to enjoy this unparalleled experience” said Shakawath Hossain (Chief Executive Officer, Unique Hotel & Resorts PLC – owning company of Sheraton Dhaka and The Westin Dhaka).
Nestled at the highest point in Banani, Yumi is a sophisticated Japanese izakaya that presents flavors that are true to the authentic taste in an exciting setting that takes the breath away with unobstructed panoramic views of the city from above.
The restaurant has 2 floors with a sitting capacity of 118 guests at a time. It is currently open every day for dinner from 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm and to dine one has to make reservations by calling +8801313709032.