His brother, who just came from Osaka a month or two ago who is going to be at the counter with Seigo was leading last night as Seigo was in Japan for what sounded like an emergency.
I can’t compare to Seigo but his brother (who had the servers translate for him so I missed his name) was better than everything I’ve had in LA so far (having noted I haven’t done too much here yet other than nozawa, note, Kenbey, and Matsumoto)
Enjoyed 715. For me, the nigiri was up there among the best I’ve had in LA, though I wish there were a few more pieces. The hot dishes were tasty but nothing as eye-opening. The ankimo was the highlight for me. I always want more nigiri and fewer hot dishes at high-end omakase. Would definitely recommend it for a great experience (oh, service was terrific).
I think Shunji was likely the change in venue, but I haven’t been to the new one so I can’t say. Also unsure about Mori but what I can say is that I find the 101 has a few too many high-end sushi places on it and would rather see fewer to make room for other restaurants to better reflect the diversity of LA’s restaurant scene. But then again, I am not involved with either publication, so this is just pure speculation!
Yikes. I’ll pass, thank you. Unless he’s improved significantly since soft opening (and for all I know, he has; I’ll never find out), his pricing is ridiculous. I guess if people want to pay it, good for him…I have Kaneyoshi and I have Takeda (which I think is overlooked) and that’s enough high-end sushi omakase near me to keep me happy!
I don’t doubt that those others will increase prices too, though? Note went up 25$, this 50$, Kato 100 in the past year nearly. Orsa and Winston now has the risotto has a 30$ supplement, all of the high end is gonna have its respective hike if they haven’t already