Young's Teriyaki is now closed. Love Love is slated to open in it's place in December 2011.
After being online with this blog for over a year now, I've had to make some small sacrifices for my readers' enjoyment. Knowing that hundreds of people are going to read about my experience, and that they are going to be critical of me, the way I am of the food, I try to make my meal as entertaining as possible. This might mean ordering food knowing that there is something much better on the menu. I've already written about how good the sesame chicken at Young's Teriyaki downtown is, so, I decided to try something else on the menu. Unfortunately I decide to order the salmon salad for $10. Immediately, when it was placed before me, I looked over at my wife's sesame chicken and started feeling regretful. The salmon was a flavorless piece of fish placed on a bed of lettuce, mixed with avocado, tomatoes, broccoli and hard boiled egg slices. I wound up pouring the the entire side of teriyaki dressing all over the fish, hoping to resuscitate the taste. After that it wasn't too bad, not very filling though.
Young's has been under new ownership for a few month's now and I can't say that I noticed any difference in the quality and atmosphere. Located downtown near the mall, the lunch crowd at Young's is pretty good. Tables inside generally fill with customers and in the summer it's very comfortable to sit out front. Prices here are reasonable and I guess that should have been a good indicator for me not to order salmon. Good fish is generally expensive. Even if the portions are small, anything under fifteen bucks isn't worthwhile.
360 High street NE
It's true, Young's is under new ownership. Paul and Young, you guys did a great job, you'll be missed. 4/20/08
Previous Review by Salem Man 8-22-07
That makes this place a hit with the lunch time crowd. Despite their popularity I have never experienced a long line for lunch and for dinner the service is always quick.
On this visit, I had the shrimp teriyaki for $9.50 and regretted that I didn't order teriyaki chicken or the yakisoba noodles. The shrimp weren't very flavorful so I poured lots of soy sauce on them to add some flavor. That will not stop me from going back, there are lots of other choices on the menu worth ordering.
Be sure to grab a take out menu for your glove compartment and put Young's on your speed dial for great teriyaki take-out.