Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gozen@West Hollywood ★★★

Exquisite Omakase Course. Previously Raku. Grand opening night with discount. Preceded by an impressive tour of the restaurant artwork, showcasing 200 year-old-artwork from Japan. Staffs with face masks and face shields on. Greeted with welcome sake drink after the tour. The kaiseki-style omakase course was amazing. Their menu is seasonal. The meal was very enjoyable with their recommended iced green tea plum wine, which tasted like green tea ice cream. Some plates were 200 years old with detailed artwork. Dessert included in the course. I recommend their House-Made Blancmange with Persimmon Purée. Light and fluffy. Dinner ended with a small surprise gift. Omakase course only, ranges from $100-$300.

Welcome Sake

Green Tea Plum Wine (tasting)

Green Tea Plum Wine

Green Tea Plum Wine (Iced)

5 Appetizers: Kabocha Pumpkin Twists, Mackerel Marinated in Spicy Sweet Vinegar, Simmered Duck Loin, Eggplant Tomato Festival Skewers, Chilled Mushrooms with Grated Daikon Radish

Seasonal Vegetable Roll
toro and avocado roll

sea bass and tuna


Tuna Topped with Grated Mountain Yam and Caviar

Seasonal Vegetable and Seafood Tempura

Seasonal Vegetable and Seafood Tempura


Steamed Egg Custard with Salmon and Salmon Roe

Chilean Sea Bass Marinated in Sweet Miso

Aged Miyazaki Beef Steak

Lamb Steak Marinated in Sweet Miso
with grilled vegetables

Claypot Matsutake Mushroom Rice

Miso Soup

Yuzu Japanese Citrus Cheesecake

House-Made Blancmange with Persimmon Purée

Gozen Japanese Sake Bistro
521 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(213) 308-9393