Mori Sushi - OOE Omakase

the legendary og maru-san is still going strong, making some of the bestest nigiri in la :heart: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :heart: and he’s doing it all by himself with no prep cook or assistant, pretty impressive.
thanks again @NYCtoLA

highlights
smoked toro, smoked takuan
piping hot matsutake dobin mushi
umaki
tai no kobujime
hotate
aji
buri
akami zuke
masu with aged soy
amaebi
otoro
iwashi
kuruma ebi
kinmedai
uni
torotaku

eggplant, shishito pepper, dashi

umaki

waka momo, tomato, chestnut

smoked toro, smoked takuan, smoked bora shirako

abalone liver

awabi

seikogani

matsutake dobin mushi

tai no kobujime

hotate

tako

hata

aji

amadai

buri

akami zuke

masu

kamasu

amaebi

otoro

iwashi

kuruma ebi

kinmedai

uni, yamaimo, shiso, nori


bonus rounds

shirako

saba

akami zuke

torotaku

fin

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Maru-san’s quality control is second to none. Did he raise the price on the omakase? He told me not long ago that he’s trying to keep prices the same in this time of inflation by doing almost everything himself.

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Damn, I need better friends.

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250 before bonus rounds when i went. aka != $400

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Ha, I just made our reservation!

Funny side story - at the end of the meal, as we were cleaning Maru-san out of his sushi inventory, he turns to me and says “Hey NYCtoLA! Next time you bring @PorkyBelly, please let me know in advance so I can prepare!”

(Ok, in fairness to Porkybelly, with his next breath, Maru-san said “I know you eat a lot, but if it’s the two of you, I really need a heads up!”)

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Amazing.

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Love it. :sweat_smile:

Looks fantastico @PorkyBelly.

Last night one of my dinner companions asked which high-end sushi-ya is my favorite. I told him I love Sushi Kaneyoshi, but joked that my favorite is someplace I’ve never been, Mori Sushi. :wink:

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Smog?
Flies?
The scent of an old hound (who recently visited)?

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Does anyone know how Mori is operating these days? Do you need to arrange something with them directly?

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All by himself :face_holding_back_tears::face_holding_back_tears::face_holding_back_tears: This cannot be a one man show. Magical!

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Maru-san was still a one man show back in June when I visited…still killing it

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yes, just call and reserve.

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