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 the Sheraton Dhaka in Banani in the capital, according to a press release.
Born in Osaka (Japan), Chef Hiromi practises 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.
To ensure maximum freshness, all the exotic fishes imported from abroad as ingredients are vacuum packed and stored in a -80° super freezer.
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 and fire on the teppan.
Each Teppanyaki session lasts approximately 2 hours, where guests are entertained by the chefs’ teppan skills as they enjoy an unlimited number of hot dishes from the grill. It is a unique experience that no other 5-star hotels provide in Dhaka.
"Yumi represents true authentic Japanese taste in the most mesmerising setting in Bangladesh, which is complemented by the best international chefs and well-trained service staff. One must visit to enjoy this unparalleled experience," said Shakawath Hossain, chief executive officer at Unique Hotel & Resorts PLC – the owning company of Sheraton Dhaka and The Westin Dhaka).
Nestled at the highest point in Banani, Yumi is a sophisticated Japanese izakaya which presents flavours 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 two floors with a seating capacity of 118 guests at a time. It is currently open every day for dinner from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm, and to dine, one has to make reservations by calling +8801313709032.