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The Sage Publication is the student news site of Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad, CA

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The Sage Publication is the student news site of Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad, CA

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Leah Ertel
Leah Ertel
Opinion Editor

Leah Ertel is a Senior and Opinion editor this year returning for her last and final year on The Sage.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, Girl Scouting, and spending time outdoors.

Yukiya Sushi Brings Quality Sushi and Quality Service with a Gift

Darby Hunt
The front sign of Yukiya Sushi. With beautiful decor and great quality, Yukiya is a staple to the area, with a unique dish that the owner gives to first time customers.

Sushi is considered by many to be one of the most popular foods of all time and one of the best, but sometimes it’s hard to find places with good quality. The restaurant Yukiya can provide that quality, as they make high-level sushi at an affordable price with a peaceful environment and beautiful Japanese decorations, with something special from the owner after every meal. 

Located at 2415 Vista Way, Oceanside, near the former Red Lobster and Chuck E. Cheese and across the way from the Carlsbad Shoppes Mall, Yukiya is a great place to have a nice and quiet dinner or enjoy a seat watching the chefs make sushi at the bar. 

They have a large list of rolls, including specialty rolls, tempura rolls, baked rolls, basic rolls (which are ones you can find anywhere) and even vegetarian rolls. They also have nigiri, sashimi and bento boxes. Yukiya provides multiple kinds of fish, such as tuna, salmon, toro (tuna belly), scallops and even unagi (sea urchin).

The Salmon Kama bento box comes with rice, gyoza, california rolls, a salad and miso soup. The salmon kama is the house speciality, the concept and recipe made by the owner. (Darby Hunt)

But sushi isn’t the only thing they have, as they have a selection of multiple other items such as chicken katsu bento, udon noodle soup, ramen and many more menu items. 

Yukiya’s house specialty, however, is the salmon kama, which is a sweet soy-marinated and broiled salmon collar. For first-timers, the owner will go out to the dining room and give out one of these on the house, showing customers how to remove the meat quickly with the chopsticks. This dish is unique to this restaurant, as its recipe is from the owner.

When asked why the owner, Daniel Kim, does this, he said, “They don’t know how good it is, so I want to introduce it to them, and if they like it, they’ll hopefully get it again some time”. He also stated that it was “the signature dish.” 

The Tokyo Roll is one of the specialty rolls from Yukiya. Yukiya has a large selection of rolls available, from regular rolls to their speciality rolls, to their baked rolls. (Darby Hunt)

“No one else can use it as we came up with it,” he said.

Kim also stated that his favorite item on the menu, besides the salmon kama, was the “Pokie Roll,” a roll with spicy tuna, avocado, topped with salmon and green onions with a ponzu sauce. Yukiya has multiple great rolls, such as the toro roll, truffle roll, samurai roll and many, many more. 

The customer service is great as well, as staff moves diligently and try to get the food out as fast as possible. 

Sage Creek student and Yukiya customer Joaquin Haines, who goes to Yukiya for dinner on special occasions, said, “It’s really good, I’d recommend people go there. Definitely try the Crunch Roll.” 

With delicious food and a great team of employees, Yukiya is a great place to go for a meal. Yukiya also has pre-orders, so customers can order food for later when they arrive.

Customers are also able to order on Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates and other delivery apps. They are open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Saturday. 

With great quality, amazing decor and a free salmon kama at the end of your first meal, Yukiya stands above other places as an incredible place to eat.

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