First look: YO! Sushi to open new Glasgow outlet

YO! Sushi, the UK’s popular Japanese food chain, has confirmed it will open a second new restaurant in Glasgow

Published 4th Sep 2017
Updated 12 th Sep 2023

Following the launch last month of YO! Glasgow Central, in the heart of the city centre, the brand is now about to open the doors to YO! Glasgow Fort, the company’s fourth restaurant in the city.

Situated at the main entrance of Glasgow Fort, the new restaurant will have an outside seating area for al fresco dining (sunshine permitting!) – this area being a point of difference to all other YO! restaurants.

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Picture: the exterior of the new Glasgow Fort restaurant, supplied

What’s more, the expansion has presented an opportunity to employ new talent from the surrounding catchment area. Along with the experience of the team already in YO!, these new appointments will ensure YO! Glasgow Fort has a strong local connection.

Foodies and fans of the brand can expect a perfect mix of YO! classics and newly curated dishes at YO! Glasgow Fort including hot favourites such as Katsu Curry, Ramen & Miso, Yakisoba, Chahan, Teriyaki, Gyoza and Tempura, and delicious hand made cold Nigiri, Temaki, Sashimi, Rolls and Fresh Salads. In keeping with Glasgow’s ‘UK’s Most Vegan Friendly City’ status there are also an impressive 16 vegan and 29 vegetarian dishes.

To demonstrate its commitment to Scotland, YO! is delighted to now be working with Scottish suppliers to source the best quality salmon fresh from the country’s shores.

Only Scottish salmon is now served in YO!’s 78 restaurants across the UK.

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Picture: inside the Glasgow Fort YO! Sushi

YO! is one of the only high street restaurants that freshly prepares its dishes on site, in open kitchens, and the new outlet will be a striking scene in which to enjoy its carefully curated menu.

With its instantly recognisable bold orange YO! branding, the Glasgow Fort restaurant has an urban feel, with the use of both concrete and brick wall-effect finishes, as well as ceramic tiling. 

Exposed end grain birch plywood to joinery and an accent of yellow running throughout the restaurant, adds warmth and vibrancy to the scheme.

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Picture: Yo! Sushi Glasgow Fort, supplied

Booth seating following the full length of the arc, as well as full height glazing, maximises exposure to the bustling hub of The Fort. 

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The restaurant’s industrial aesthetic is reinforced with all exposed services above and a deconstructed ceiling raft feature.

Inside, YO!’s legendary Kaiten belt snakes around the entire restaurant, allowing customers to grab the fresh dishes from their seats.

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Picture: the Glasgow Fort restaurant will have the recognisable branding, supplied

A new To Go menu will also be available, for both both hot and cold dishes, making YO! Glasgow Fort ideal for picking up a meal to take away.

Commenting on the opening of Glasgow Fort, YO! CEO, Robin Rowland OBE said: We are excited to announce the opening of YO! Glasgow Fort.

“We have been blown away by the response to our return to the city centre. Glasgow loves YO!...and the feeling is mutual.

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“The arrival now of YO! Glasgow Fort will be another fitting statement for the city and YO! fans can expect to enjoy all their popular favourites, as well as exciting new food offerings, and all set against a striking new design aesthetic.”

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Picture: the latest Yo! Sushi in Glasgow, supplied

Phil Goodman, Centre Director at Glasgow Fort, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming YO! to Glasgow Fort in its fantastic custom-built unit.

“With a delicious menu and fun atmosphere, it is sure to be a hit with our customers visiting for our leading shopping and leisure offering.”

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