Yume Sushi Ramen & Bar is located in Charlotte's South End neighborhood at 1508 S Mint Street. The restaurant location opened in August, 2018. Yume offers Japanese style ramen, sushi, and street food options. You can visit Yume for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesdays. There is a full service bar, table seating, and additional seats at the sushi counter. Specials are available on drinks and food during happy hour and late night dining.
Ashley and I went to Yume to try their sushi rolls and Japanese street food options. During a previous trip to Japan, one of our favorite street foods was takoyaki. The takoyaki dish at Yume was equally great to what you can find in Osaka, Japan. In fact, I believe Yume uses better ingredients than what we ate in Osaka. Next time I visit Yume, I would like to try the karaage and saba tatsuta-age. Outside of street food, there are other appetizers I have enjoyed at Yume. I recommend trying the gyoza, Yume tuna tower, and tempura shrimp.
When ordering sushi, we try to choose more traditional styled rolls. The Sakura roll (front in photo) with salmon and tuna stood out to us as a winner. I particularly enjoy tobiko on top of my rolls as well. We tried the Mystery roll (top left in photo) which was a combination of eel, tuna, and cream cheese. My personal favorite was the Hoshi roll featuring soft shell crab, eel, crab salad, and avocado (middle of photo). This was the best soft shell crab roll I have eaten in Charlotte, NC. I recommend trying Yume for sushi if you have not done so already.
Our dining experience covered only a small sampling of the food options at Yume. I have not had an opportunity to try their ramen, katsu don, or Japanese curry dishes. Ashley and I are looking forward to trying more dishes while reminiscing about past trips to Japan. If you enjoy multiple varieties of Japanese cuisine, you should give Yume a try.
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