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sushi plate with a smile

Love sushi, hate food waste

We're getting more and more environmentally friendly! Three years ago we decided to change all our plastic packaging to new, compostable containers and stopped pre-packaging our sushi rolls. One of the reasons is of course to keep our yummy sushi rolls fresh longer so our customers can get our best all the time: fluffy rice... continue reading
Japanese Kitsune mask

Japanese yōkai

Have you ever wondered why a cucumber roll is called Kappa maki? And what is a kappa anyway? Get into Halloween mood with our little guide to the most famous yōkai (monsters, beasts and demons) of Japan! One of the most famous yōkai is the kappa. A kappa is a water demon or goblin, a... continue reading
Tsukimi Rabbit on the Moon

Tsukimi, mochi and rabbits

Tsukimi, the Japanese Harvest Moon Festival Tsukimi (Otsukimi or Jūgoya), the Japanese Harvest Moon Festival is being held in mid-autumn, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This day Japanese people enjoy looking at the moon which is said to be the brightest and most beautiful on this night in... continue reading
Preorder our Setsubun Ehomaki

Setsubun 2022

The season of Ehomaki is here again! On the day of Setsubun (the 3rd of February), it is customary in Japan to eat an uncut sushi roll called ehomaki, while facing that year’s lucky direction. This custom started in the western regions of Japan, but is getting more and more popular in the whole country.... continue reading
Zenzai red bean soup with mochi

Zenzai: Warm your body and soul – Recipe

Zenzai (Red bean soup with mochi) A super easy, yet filling and delicious sweet dish for the cold winter days. What you'll need (4) 1 pack of Imuraya Yudeazuki (400g) 1 pack of Sato Kirimochi (400g, 8 pieces) 320ml water Method 1. Pour 320ml water and a pack of Yudeazuki in a pot. 2. Bring... continue reading
Father's Day Gift Set available

Father’s Day Gift Set

Available Now! Father's Day Gift Set Father's Day is coming up! Have you prepared anything yet? Our Father's Day gift Set is available in store now! A small bottle of our unique, 100% pure rice sake and a pack of Mexican Grilled Rice & Bean Chips to munch on with it. All together in a... continue reading
Yoyo Kitchen 11th Birthday Celebration Invitation

11th Birthday Celebration

11 Years of Yoyo Kitchen It's been 11 years since we opened Yoyo Kitchen in West Acton, and we'd like to say thank you to all our lovely customers for their continuous love and support! Come and celebrate with us! Visit us this weekend, the 21st and 22nd of May (Friday-Saturday) and try your luck... continue reading
Easter 2021 Opening Hours

Easter Holiday 2021 Opening hours

Hinamatsuri set; set of a sushi box, Kouhaku daifuku mochi with red bean paste and Hinaarare sweet rice crackers for Hinamatsuri


The Japanese Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Festival) is held on the 3rd of March every year. On this day, families celebrate their daughters and pray for their health and happiness. The Hina-matsuri is a very colourful holiday, when families with young daughters display a set of dolls on a platform. On this special occasion,... continue reading
Setsubun Ehomaki Promotion 2021

Setsubun Eho-maki

The season of our ever so popular Eho-maki is here again! On the day of Setsubun (which is the 2nd of February this year), it is customary in Japan to eat an uncut sushi roll called eho-maki, while facing that year’s lucky direction. This custom started in the western regions of Japan, but is getting... continue reading