Had another excellent dinner at n/naka. Loved the scallop, zensai, sashimi, foie gras, A5 and the spaghettini as always was fantastic.
The sushi on the other hand, to put it nicely, seemed rushed. The knifework was sloppy (there was a tear in one of my pieces), and the rice wasn’t formed properly, almost falling apart when I tried to pick it up. Surprising, since everything else, including the sashimi, was executed perfectly.
Saki Zuke - hokkaido scallop, sturgeon caviar, avocado puree, snow pea, baby turnip, chive flower
Zensai - halibut shimeji yuzu aioli, renkon tempura with curry sea salt, tako wasabi, shishito pepper, white fish and miso sauce, pickled watermelon radish, apricot with plum jelly
Modern Zukuri - maguro, beet puree, nori sauce, avocado and chive sauce
Owan - maitake, baby corn, dashi
Yakimono - foie gras, unagi, shiitake, balsamic vinegar, strawberry
Agemono - sanddab, ogo, tomato, lemon verbena foam, tomatillo soup
Shiizakana - spaghettini with abalone, picked cod roe, truffles
Niku - miyazaki A5 wagyu
Sunomono - lobster, tomato, cucumber, yuzu curd
Shokuji / Sushi
Cherry pistachio financier, genmaicha ice cream, black rice cracker
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Los Angeles, CA 90034