Me and my new friends waiting for Shunji to open to get dat $40 lunch special. Got there at noon and waited for 20 minutes....I guesss its not happening. Probably still on vacation. So Plan B.......
And got the Osaka-style chirashi bowl....
Pretty good. A little on the sweet side. I did feel a little jipped....not much fish imo, I get the chopped and diced style, but there is really not much when you consider there is other cooked and pickled items in the mix. If I am going to pay $30 for a chirashi bowl at lunch.....well give me a little something. There was Uni though, it was okay not the sweetest.
While in the area I visited Simpang Asia:
Got a mango smoothie and some char kway teo. I enjoyed it, I wish there was some wok breath flavor. Went next door to get some kaya. Also interesting I asked both the restaurant and market-coffeeshop if they have kaya toast, they looked at me like I was speaking Swahili. I know it's a Indo place but you guys got some Malay stuff going on too.
Early dinner I hit up:
I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed dining here. The service and the food. We are very lucky in Southern California/LA to have sushi that can be enjoyed on all price levels. Don't take that for granted. Noshi to me is like 1-2 times a week place where you can get a quick bite at a fair price. In a ideal world all of the "Rockin'" sushi places will be replaced by Noshi's.
Some of the things I enjoyed: Tuna Roll, CA Roll, Baked Crab Roll, and the sweet shrimp nigiri with fried head. Also interesting seems like the LA sushi world is small, all of these sushi chefs know each other and are friends.
Arrr trying to upload photos on my potato iphone