For most foodies, the prospect of “what’s for dinner?” can be an exciting process. During work you have dreams of what you’ll make for dinner that night. Maybe you’ll impress your friends with that new recipe from Bon Appetit magazine. Maybe you’ll use some fresh veggies you picked up from the farmer’s market. Your daydream continues with you out the door and onto the T. Ahh, the Boston commute. It can beat the sanity out of you. So with each passing stop on the B line you feel less and less like making that extravagant feast for your friends. You pray no one shows up hungry and that exciting thought of “what’s for dinner?” has just become another annoying obstacle of your day.
You walk in the door and your significant other looks at you with those puppy dog eyes and asks, “What’s for-“
“I don’t know. You’ve got hands. Can’t you make yourself something?”
“But it tastes so much better when you make it!”
So your heart melts and you feel a little guilty, but not guilty enough to actually cook so you say,
“I’ve had a long day; let’s get sushi.”
And it begins. The great quest for sushi. There are so many choices! Who has the fresher fish? Who has the best tasting spicy tuna? Where can you get the most fish for your buck? Most importantly, who is going to have the quickest delivery time?
One word: Yamato.
Yamato on Chiswick rd in Brighton has consistently had the fastest delivery time of all the sushi places on foodler.com. Foodler usually gives the restaurant 45 minutes to an hour from kitchen to front door, but personally I have never had to wait longer than 30 minutes. Not only that but the fish is fresh, the vegetables are crunchy, and you cannot beat their lunch specials. Two rolls, a side salad, and miso soup for $7.95!
Yamato’s employees are also quite nice. Their hostesses will always call if they need to clarify something on your order, unlike many places which will just guess and hope for the best. Each delivery person has been prompt, patient (I have a scary elevator), and had a smile on their face. After my favorite sushi place closed, a friend recommended Yamato to me, and not once have I been disappointed. Consistency can be one of the most admirable traits in a restaurant. Having someone know exactly what you like and how you want it prepared can be a blessing after a long day. So if home cooking is just not on the menu tonight and you need delicious, healthy food delivered to you fast then you have to try Yamato, I am so glad I did.
Yamato is at 117 Chiswick rd in Brighton and can be reached at 617-787-8881. You can also visit their website: http://www.yamatobrighton.com/default.asp !