Friday, July 19, 2024

sawa x Sushi Kaneyoshi Club Night@Little Tokyo ★★★

Fun Late Night Club Night Event. For sawa & Sushi Kaneyoshi customers. DJ Yoshi-san from Kaneyoshi in the house. Nice to see people from the Japanese restaurant industry hanging out at the bar. Lynn-san & Asami-san at the bar. Sake available by the bottle. $20 per person w/ 1 alcoholic cocktail drink included. By reservation on Tock only on select announced nights 11pm - 2pm. Door tends to open early. Free late night street metered parking.


Yuzu Highball, Suntory Hibiki Harmony

DJ Yoshi-san from Sushi Kaneyoshi



Shota-san w/ his Ohmine Sake & Chicken Karaage from Gaburi

sawa late bar @sawa.latebar
111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858
barsawa.us

Sushi Kisen@Arcadia ★★★

Fantastic Sushi Spot. Same owner as Sushi Yamamoto, Tonchinkan, etc. This time we have Makoto-san at the sushi counter. Omakase dinner in $145 range. Corkage $25. Free parking in lot.

Kasugo (Baby Snapper) $6

Brought a bottle of special limited edition sake from Kyoto


Yuba Appetizer $9

Katsuo (Skipjack) $6


Hotate (Scallop) $5, Aoyagi (Orange Clam) $5.50, Hirame (Halibut) $5, Aji (Horse Mackerel) $5


Shima Aji (Jack Mackerel)

Sushi Chef Makoto-san

Shiroebi (White Shrimp) $9

Mirugai (Giant Clam) $10

Zuke Akami (Marinated Lean Blue Fin Tuna) $5

Chutoro (Medium Fatty Blue Fin Tuna) $8

Otoro (Premium Fatty Blue Fin Tuna) $10

Kinmedai (Golden Eye Snapper) $9

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido $11

Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch) $13

Negitoro Hand Roll $11

Sushi Kisen
1108 S Baldwin Ave Ste B6
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 623-6033
sushikisen.com

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Gokumi@Santa Ana ★★★

Fantastic First Yakitori Omakase w/ Sake Pairing Pop-Up Event. Over 20 courses with super generous portion that included various appetizers, yakitori course, A5 Miyazaki beef, fried dishes, ramen, and even dessert. Vegetables would be nice to balance the meat. Guest count was limited to 14 people and was very well under control. Ryo-san is an amazing Yakitori Chef. Sake presented by Fifth Taste. $150 per person includes sake pairing. Great deal. Our go-to Yakitori place after visiting Disneyland. Cold UCC Green tea $3.50. Free limited parking in lot.


Yakitori Chef Ryo-san at Gokumi & Shota-san from Fifth Taste Sake

Sake Pairing of the Night

Appetizers
White Fish Ceviche w/ Chicken Skin Chip
Age Nasu Nibitashi
Okra Ohitashi
Corn & Okra Tempura

Heiwa KID Summer ($65)



Heiwa KID Summer ($65)

Appetizers
White Fish Ceviche w/ Chicken Skin Chip
Age Nasu Nibitashi
Okra Ohitashi
Corn & Okra Tempura

Chicken Broth

Grilled Chicken Oyster

Age Nasu Nibitashi

Akabu 2024 Summer Limited Edition Hisui ($80)

Akabu 2024 Summer Limited Edition Hisui ($80)

Corn & Okra Tempura

Grilled Chicken Achilles


Sashimi Spring Roll

Ohmine Summer Arrival ($100)

Grilled Chicken Negima

Ohmine Summer Arrival ($100)

Seared Salmon Belly (love the semi-rare center)

Chicken Neck

Sashimi Spring Roll (Salmon, Blue Fin Tuna)
Toro Truffle Sashimi

Ohmine Summer Kasumi ($85)

Chicken Hearts

Chicken Tempura Yuzu Naban Vinaigrette

A5 Miyazaki Ribeye, A5 Takamori Tri Tip, American Wagyu Top Sirloin Tataki

Chicken Cartilage

A5 Miyazaki Ribeye, A5 Takamori Tri Tip, American Wagyu Top Sirloin Tataki


Koueigiku Orange (new batch) ($75)

Cold Corn Soup

Grilled Oyster

Koueigiku Orange (new batch) ($75)

Grilled Oyster

Koueigiku Omachi ($85)

Chicken Tail

A5 Miyazaki Ribeye, A5 Takamori Tri Tip, American Wagyu Top Sirloin Tataki

Koueigiku Omachi ($85)

Chicken Skin

Ebi Shinjo (Tempura Shrimp Ball)

Chicken Wing

Kuheiji Sauvage ($85)

Shiso Pork Belly w/ Plum Sauce

Pork Belly Wrap Avocado

Torigara Ramen

Yuzu Sorbet

Kanpai w/ Amazing Yakitori Chef Ryo-san

Gokumi
2 Hutton Centre Dr, #203
Santa Ana, CA 92707​
(714) 617-4540
https://gokumi.us