Sushi Zo & LA’s Sushi King

Sushi Zo is considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles.  I’ve always heard good things about Sushi Zo and been meaning to try it. 

The place is really small, the decor was nothing special.  It was the sushi bar and tables around the window.  However, Sushi Zo had the mom and pop’s shop feel to it.  It’s nothing grand and I was a little disappointed they didn’t have a playground like McDonald’s. Why?  Cause they’re nothing more fun than hearing screaming kids while you’re trying to have a meal.

The service was great and the wait staff were very attentive.  We sat at the sushi bar.  The chef was really friendly, explained every dish, and attentive.  However, I think it had a lot to do with my date being really good looking. I tried to get her to flirt with him then get him to comp the drinks but she wasn’t willing to do that.

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Anyways, onto the menu, they started us out with miso soup before the 24 courses of nigiri.  We were served the following:

  1. Uni with Squid – The uni puree over squid.  The silky puree was a nice contrast to the firm squid.  I don’t know why restaurants say “puree” when they could just say “mashed”.  It’s “mashed potatoes” not “puree potatoes, right?
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    Uni with Squid
  2. Fatty Tuna – Fatty tuna is probably one of the best flavored fish on the planet next to fish tacos if you know what I mean.  The buttery texture of the fish with a nice glaze of sweet soy sauce had it evaporate in your mouth like a tab of acid or a dash of cocaine between your upper lip and teeth.
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    Fatty Tuna
  3. Baby Squid – Sushi Zo really does squid right.  Squid’s texture is usually hard and firm, but they were able to get the squid’s texture to be really soft.  In addition, the temperature of the rice was perfect as the meal progressed.  It’s like how you fall asleep after sex.  You get to the perfect climax then go night night.
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    Baby Squid

Overall, Sushi Zo is by fair the BEST edomae style omakase I’ve ever had and it was well worth the price.  I have to say that everything on the omakase menu was amazing.  I never had so many fish melt in my mouth and all of the fish was extremely flavorful.   There are no other restaurants that compare to Sushi Zo and their fish quality. Okay.  Maybe Todai’s or Yoshinoya.

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  • 8/10
    Service - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Presentation - 8/10
  • 9.5/10
    Flavors - 9.5/10
  • 7/10
    Decor - 7/10
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    Ambiance - 7/10
7.9/10

Summary

Sushi Zo is considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. The place is really small, the decor was nothing special. There are no other restaurants that compare to Sushi Zo and their fish quality. Okay. Maybe Todai’s or Yoshinoya.

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