Showing posts with label ★★★. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ★★★. Show all posts

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sushi Kaneyoshi@Little Tokyo ★★★

Fantastic Omakase Sushi with the best ingredients. Yoshi-san is from Yokohama. He's from Michelin star restaurants and is super friendly. Reservation via Tock. $300 per person. Corkage fee is $50. Better deal to order sake bottle from them. Location is very tricky. Be sure to read and follow instructions from Tock.

Aji (Spanish Mackerel) from Japan

Pacquiao Fish with Yuzu and Salt

Toko "Sunrise" Junmai Ginjo $80
Polishing ratio: 55% Light & Sweet

Japanese Sardine with ginger and chives

Chawanmushi with Japanese Hairy Crab and Fresh Seaweed

Smoked Chu Toro with Onion and Ponzu Sauce

Blue Fin Tuna Smoked with Sakura Chips

Ankimo (Monkfish Liver)

Baby Eel with Daishi Sauce and Egg

Baby Red Snapper Marinated with Sakura Leaf

Kuromutsu (Black Perch)

Hotate (Scallop) Maki from Japan

Hotate (Scallop) Maki from Japan

Yellowtail Buri

Amaebi from Hokkaido

Wild Blu Fin Tuna, soy sauce marinated

Dry Aged (10 days) Otoro


Bafun Uni from Hokkaido (seawater)

Saltwater Uni from Miyagi and Bafun Uni from Hokkaido (seawater)


Toro Roll


Seaweed Soup


Sushi Kaneyoshi
111 S San Pedro St, Ste B1
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 277-2388

Friday, July 3, 2020

Kenzo Estate Winery@Napa Day 1 ★★★

Exceptional Private Tour & Wine Tasting. Kenzo is the founder of Capcom (think Street Fighter). Limited to 3 groups each time due to pandemic. Must wear mask during tour. We wore our face shields on top of that. Tasting was outdoor. Very safe and distanced. Did not have to wear face shield during tasting. Aaron booked our reservation and also led our private tour. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He let us decide if we wanted him to introduce all wine at once so that he can leave us alone during tasting (while still checking on us occasionally). It felt safer that way. He would suggest a dish pairing with each of the wine we were tasting. All their wines were amazing. Yui and Muku were some of my favorites. Taking WSET certificated wine course helped me understand wine much better. Aaron warned me that taking Level 1 make me keep going Level 2. He was also very helpful in terms of answering my questions related to WSET. Tour was $80 per person. One of our fees was waived because we bought so many wines. Our tour was at 2pm (booked a month prior). Went to their kaiseki restaurant for dinner the same night. Temperature checked upon check-in.

Aaron Ramo, our private guide

Wine Tasting after Tour

Spacious Environment with No One Nearby

Wine We Bought

Kenzo Estate
3200 Monticello Road,
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 256-1555

Kenzo Restaurant@Napa Day 1 ★★★

Exquisite Kaiseki Fine Dining. 1 star Michelin. Went to their restaurant after visiting the Kenzo Estate winery (2 separate locations). Our 2nd time returning. Exceptional service from Joan (same person as last year). $225 pp. Had fantastic wine pairing for $150. Customers were properly spaced out. We ate with our face shields on at the sushi counter. Our reservation was at 7:30pm (booked a month prior).

Seasonal Hassun
sweet corn tofu with shrimp soboro and okra, sonoma duck breast string beans with cream cheese and sesame, eggplant and sweet potato

Hyogo Horse Mackerel
cucumber, cherry tomato, japanese yam, myoga ginger buds and pickled plum gelee

Junmai Ginjo Minakata

Hokkaido Scallop Shinjo Owan
dashi broth, wakame seaweed and spinach

Miyazaki Grouper Sashimi
shiso leaves and ponzu gelee

Chiba Sea Bass Okakiage
zucchini and yuzu pepper sabayon

Shizuoka Freshwater Eel Mille-Feuille
carrot, shiitake mushrooms, edamame, mitsuba pasrsley and burdock root coulis

Slow Roasted Satsuma Wagyu Tenderloin
japanese kabocha squash, kale and green onion inflused red miso

yui 2019

Face Shield on While Eating



Junmai Daiginjo Mizubasho

Chef's Selection of Sushi

Uni Sushi

Chef's Featured Desserts

Kenzo Team

Kenzo Restaurant
1339 Pearl Street
Napa, California 94559
(707) 294-2049