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Restaurant Review - Mama Yo

Restaurant Review - Mama Yo

Wednesday 09 March 2022

God knows, I love a good old Chinese takeaway as much as the next fella but I’m not sure how much I like it at pimped-up restaurant prices, no matter how fabulous the decor. That’s how it felt at Mama Yo, the Press Up Group’s latest offering in its ever-advancing domination of the restaurant scene; currently, it has 40-plus restaurants, but it feels more like 400! A couple of years ago, I said I wasn’t going to visit every new restaurant they launched or my column would become just a PR page for them, while it’s the smaller independent guys who really need the support.

However, Mama Yo was due to open two years ago, so when the bell rang by way of press release, I was delighted to dash in on its first night for a presumed high-end Chinese experience, and in one sense that’s what it was, but it had nothing to do with the food, which was a total let-down.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent