Tried to go a few weeks ago but they were on winter vacation. Heard about the $40 lunch special here from Noon-1400. And I figure it would be a good intro to Shunji, one of the best top tier/high end sushi restaurants in LA. At $40 this is one of the best lunch deals around FOR a restaurant of this caliber. I get that $40 is ALOT for lunch for anyone.
Okay on to the report!
Less than a 10 minute walk from the Expo/Bundy station. If you are early you can browse the Marukai across the street or the shady “adult” store next to Shunji, make sure to wash your hands before handling sushi!
The restaurant looks like Frodo’s house. Interior is simple but gives off a warmth. No one at noon except for me. One waiter and waitress and 3 chefs. I got seated in front of Chef Hiro. And I am so glad I did! More on that later. No need for a menu I came here for the 12 piece omakase lunch special. The special came with a miso soup and that was nice on this cloudy day. A few sips of green tea and a few pieces of ginger to clear the taste buds and here we go…!!!
Red Snapper. Light in taste and texture.
Halibut. A little more firmer and a light sprinkle of salt.
I would come to find that at Shunji, they do top off with things like salt, ginger, or citrus peel besides the soy or yuzu.
Black Snapper. Nice bite with the citrus.
Sea Bass. This was nice!
Belt. Ehh not sooo much! My least favorite. Did not like the taste.
Young Yellowtail. Yes! Delightful! Loved the taste and texture.
Jack Black?? LOL. I should have asked for clarification, maybe Amberjack? I swear Chef Hiro said Jack Black.
Flying Fish. Never had this before. Got a little torch love. This was nice.
Medium Toro. Come on you know. Great umami flavor with a litle fath.
Salmon. Wow this was great!
Bluefin. Same great umami flavor!
Forgot the name. Help! Not sure what was on top.
Uploading the Ikura is giving me problems. Unlike others the ikura here is perfect and not overly salty like most places!