El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: Yas Restaurant

Maggie McCormick and Kat Pappas

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Yas Restaurant in San Jose.

Yas Restaurant is a Persian restaurant on Saratoga Road in a plaza that looks at least a decade old. Although the restaurant is small, it is still the biggest establishment there. The doors are shaped as if it was the entrance to the inside of a ship, with a circular window and painted a dark blue color. However, the interior looks nothing like the exterior. Once inside, the walls are covered with Persian rugs, and each table has a fake chrysanthemum flower in a small white vase. We arrived at 2 p.m., so we were seated immediately.

Overall, the service was quick and professional with enjoyable food. Though there were a few issues with the levels of seasoning in select dishes, they were forgivable and did not majorly detract from the experience at Yas Restaurant.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the Writer
Maggie McCormick, Staff writer
Maggie McCormick is a senior and has been on staff for one year. She likes to swim, play guitar and code. In fall 2018, she will be starting school at University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.