Local Business Spotlight: Yummy Steak House, new on Grafton Street

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Ken Zhang's Ocean Drink, a dish he created on the spot.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Ken Zhang’s Ocean Drink, a dish he created on the spot.

“It’s good. I promise.”

Not always the most comforting words to hear when you are about to dive into an unknown, off-the-menu raw fish creation [later to be known as “Ocean Drink”]. After one piece of sushi, though, lined with jalapenos, mangos, raw yellowtail and fish eggs, the promise is fulfilled and it is good – very good.

At Yummy Steak House, 1121 Grafton St., sushi head chef and co-owner Ken Zhang rolls out an endless list of creative, whimsical and sophisticated dishes suited for novice and expert sushi enthusiasts alike.

Ken Zhang, co-owner of Yummy Steak House, which opened in November.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Ken Zhang, co-owner of Yummy Steak House, which opened in November.

Zhang, who recently took home 2nd place in the judges’ choice category of Worcester’s Best Chef Competition, focuses the seriousness of his skill with every choice of color and injection of flavor into his dishes.

“I sit here and make dishes for myself to taste and test. I am always looking for something new. Something different,” says Zhang while he prepares the delicate slices of yellowtail. “Everything I serve is fresh. I get deliveries six times a week.”


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