Like with most food bloggers, I have quite a backlog of posts that dates all the way back to 2009. Sadly, with my frequent amount of dining out, the backlog just keeps growing and most of my photos will probably never see the light of day. However, Sushi Zo has been one of the places I wanted to post about. Even though I do have notes that documented this meal, I feel it's easier to let the pictures do the talking with this post. Below was the omakase tasting (chef's choice) at Sushi Zo.
|Rules of Zo|
|Kirin on Tap|
When the ginger arrives on the table, you know it's time for some sushi!
|Maguro (Big Eye Tuna)|
|Uni Cuttlefish Noodles with Ponzu and Soy|
This dish was quite delicious, though I personally love sea urchin roe.
|Aji (Japanese Mackerel)|
|Shiro Maguro (Albacore Tuna)|
|Toro (Big Eye Fatty Tuna)|
|Amaebi (Sweet Shrimp)|
|Meji Maguro (Baby Tuna)|
|Kurodai (Black Snapper)|
|Kinmedai (Golden Eye Snapper)|
|Sawara (Spanish Mackerel)|
|Ankimo (Monkfish Liver)|
|Ikura (Salmon Roe) and Uni (Sea Urchin Roe)|
|Anago (Sea Eel)|
|Blue Crab Handroll|
And last, but not least, we finished off the omakase with a yuzu shot.
|Bill (Omakase was about $102/person)|
What's my take on Sushi Zo? I did enjoy my meal. All of the fish served that night were fresh and delicious, yet I thought the flavors were a bit too similar. Quite a few of the fish were buttery and rich, and although there's nothing wrong with that fact, I was hoping for something different. As many have noted in the past, the sushi chef there was a bit cold and aloof. Although we sat on the side table, there were virtually no contact between the chef and us, the patrons. While I would dine at Sushi Zo again, it's been two years since this dinner, and I haven't given any thoughts of going back just yet. Personally, I think there are better sushi out there, and probably at a better price. If you haven't tried Sushi Zo, I'd say give it a shot, but just don't expect to be wowed.
Think we were done? Not quite yet....we stopped to get pies at Apple Pan.
|Top: Banana Cream Pie. Bottom Apple Pie a la mode|
The only thing I could say is: Team Fatass 4 Life!
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Los Angeles, CA 90034-2713