When you hear the name “Yakuza” for the first time, tattooed Japanese gangsters from Hollywood films come to mind. But this time it is not about Japanese mafia but about a sushi restaurant – definitely my favorite in Riga.
Yakuza is a restaurant specialized in Asian and Italian cuisine. It offers a wide choice of dishes, high quality and fresh sushi as well as other delicatessen from Asian cuisine. Overall there are about 100 names on the restaurant’s menu of which at least half are various types of sushi. Here you can find both traditional sushi as well as special recipes by the Yakuza chef. For those who do not like Eastern cooking, the menu offers delicious pastas and risottos as well as other Italian dishes.
The light and playful design and minimalist interior is something I want to emphasize – it is really a pleasure to spend time in Yakuza because of its atmosphere. My favorite thing are the funny and unusual paper lamps.
Every three months Yakuza offers a new special seasonal menu, furthermore there are offers like 2 sets of sushi for one price that makes it more affordable than other places.