Sushi can be found everywhere in the downtown area of St. Pete, but until recently, there were no sushi selections within walking distance of Eckerd. Luckily, in December the sushi and poke bowl restaurant Yummy Teriyaki opened up in the Bay Pointe Plaza on 34th St. S, near Publix, which is frequented by Eckerd students.
Yummy Teriyaki is a great choice for car-less students, or students who love sushi but don’t feel like going downtown to eat it. In addition, the restaurant offers 10 percent off all students’ orders.
The restaurant allows patrons to build their own sushi roll or poke bowl, and they also offer bento boxes. The price is relatively cheap, and as such the food is not as fancy as one might find at a bigger place downtown.
Manager Wen Liu, who has worked in food service for 25 years, said he chose the location because it was in the middle of different communities of college students, the elderly and apartment complexes, which all contributed to what was served on the menu.
“People in this area like different foods,” Liu said.
Yummy Teriyaki resembles a Chinese take-out restaurant with its small size, and most of the orders do seem to be take-out rather than eaten there, which probably accounts for its cheaper prices. The sushi is smaller than expected, which also explains the very low prices, most around $5.
Yummy Teriyaki is open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 5085 34th St. S.
Next time you’re craving sushi or a poke bowl, or shopping at Publix, think about stopping by Yummy Teriyaki.