Though the Great Wall of China has won the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Japan, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Japanese creations with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Asian cuisine at Mr. Yum in Calle Ocho. Mr. Yum graces plates and palates with artistically-displayed Japanese and Thai fare. Sink your toothsticks into the menu's beef panang curry, with coconut milk, basil leaves, and bell peppers ($13.95) or peace out on hunger with the special love roll—shrimp tempura and green apple, adorned with tuna, eel sauce, and spicy mayo ($16.95). Mr. Yum's chic dining atmosphere complements the modern cuisine with a brilliant pop-art setting, featuring crimson walls, sleek lighting, and comfy banquet seating.
- Looks like Mr. Yum completely turned things around since my last visit! I had impeccable service and an impressively delicious meal. – Elizabeth D., Yelp
- I have always liked Mr.Yum and have been a loyal Customer for 6 months now and i have to say their new LADY GAGA POKERFACE is amazing. They just keep getting better!!!!!! – Gardner, Urbanspoon
Mr. Yum stands out in Little Havana, and not just because it's surrounded by Latin restaurants. The chefs at Mr. Yum embellish each plate with elegant drizzles of sauce and sprigs of herbs placed just so, elevating each meal to high art. Paper-thin salmon and beef tataki prime appetites for tempura-battered seafood and Thai dishes such as panang and massaman curries. In addition to slicing fresh sashimi, sushi chefs coil specialty rolls such as the sun-dried tomato roll and the alfalfa roll, whose tuna and salmon are topped with one stray sprout cowlick. Chandeliers cast a soft glow across the dining room, where an abstract red-heart motif decorates walls and upholstery, creating the vibe of a "mod NYC sushi parlor," according to Thrillist.