Made a last minute reservation for a friday night and may have made a tactical error by accepting the reservation even though maru-san wouldn’t be there. Tatsu-san would be our itamae. The restaurant was completely empty the entire friday night except for the “no rice” guy who came in near the end of our omakase.
- proportions - a lot of the neta was cut way too long and had a tiny amount of rice (e.g. sayori, aji, shima aji, kinmedai, iwashi), the balance was way off.
- temperature - starting off the omakase the neta was too cold, it got better towards the end
- qpr - for the price i would rather go to sushi yoshizuzmi or sushi ginza onodera, or to sushi i-naba for 2/3rd the price or shin sushi for half the price.
Would it be a faux pas to ask for more rice or to ask for the fish not to be served cold?
housemade tofu, soy sauce
tai - red snapper marinated in kelp
hotate (hokkaido) - scallop
tako - octopus
hobo (nagasaki) - sea robin
sayori - half beak
hata - japanese grouper
aji - spanish mackerel
sake - copper river salmon
shima aji - striped jack
sawara - baby king mackerel
buri - japanese amberjack
mikan madai - orange snapper
maguro zuke (boston) - bluefin tuna marinated in soy sauce
shima saba - mackerel
toro (boston) - fatty tuna
kohada - gizzard shad
kurodai - black seabream
mirugai - geoduck
kamasu - baby barracuda
zuwaigani - snow crab
nodoguro - black throat seaperch
iwashi - sardine
shirako - sperm sack
aori ika - big fin reef squid
uni (santa barbara) - sea urchin
shime-iwashi - marinated sardine
bafun uni (hokkaido) - sea urchin
uchiwa ebi - fan lobster
ikura - salmon roe
kinmedai - splendid alfonsino
masu (tasmania) - ocean trout
anago - sea eel
shiro ebi - baby white shrimp
dessert - tofu ice cream, black sesame ice cream, matcha mochi
Previous visit with maru-san
The giant clam was so raw it jumped off the shari and tried to eat my gari
extended carmakase part vi, BYOG(geta)
Everything was delicious but loved all the hikarimono, kai (shellfish), ocean trout, tuna, nodoguro, and chirashi.
i was a bit disappointed the chirashi didn’t come with nori. maybe you’ll have to request that, or BYON.
tai no kobujime
kamasu - barracuda
mogumogu - after carmakase bang
deluxe mazeman, curry mazeman
11500 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064