We walked in and were greeted amicably by everyone. Thank god they didn't scream like at other sushi places. I'm a mellow person and prefer to dine in places where I don't feel like it's a circus.
I did most of the ordering as my DC trusts my judgement.
Toro sushi- Too chewy and not buttery like I expected. I would def not order this again here.
Yellowtail sushi- oh hells yeah! This was soft like buttah and melted in my mouth. Wish I ordered 5 of these.
toro on the left, yellowtail on the right
Yellowtail and green onion roll- pretty good, but not extraordinary. Well, it had yellowtail inside, so I'm not complaining.
Sweet shrimp- Now, this was my first time eating sweet shrimp and I was quite impressed. Fresh and slippery. Me likey.
Butterfish with miso sauce- Basically like cod. They were outta sea bass on the menu, so the waitress suggested this instead. Yum! Loved it. Wish it was bigger. Great flavor, soft, flaky and tender. Mmm. I'm drooling thinking about it now.
Fried shrimp heads- interesting. These are from the sweet shrimp and at first I was intimidated by the eyes and whiskers, but after taking a bite of the crispy goodness, I rather enjoyed it. Especially with some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Fried shu mai dumplings- Meh. As my DC put it, too doughy.
We also had a crab miso and clam miso soup. I liked my clam soup, and it came with 3 clams! Score.
Service was good overall. Our waitress was nice, got our orders right and friendly. But, one thing that really bugged me was that ALL the food came at the same time! Seriously, there was no space on the table, yet they kept bringing out the food. Ugh. I felt overwhelmed and annoyed. Pacing the food is important. Please don't just bring the food all at once, thanks. I don't like being rushed when I'm eating.
Dinner was $85. Say what? Yep. Not the cheapest place. Damn the market prices for toro and sweet shrimp.
1911 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025