Showing posts with label Manhattan Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manhattan Beach. Show all posts

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Sushi Inaba Manhattan Beach@Torrance ★★★

Amazing Michelin Star Sushi Restaurant. Yasu-san is nice and friendly from Chiba, Japan. He grew up in sushi resturant. His dad owns the fish market, so he gets special from his mom. Because of this, 1/3 of their fish is from Chiba. He is very creative and develops his own special techniques based on his experiences. Love the Shirako Tempura. The vinegar in his rice is a on the heavy side, but you get used to it as the dinner progresses. $280 per person. Green tea (pot) $5. Yasu-san remembered us from his collaboration at Kaneyoshi. 6-seat-restaurant. 1 seating per night. Door opens promptly at 7pm. Reservation available via Tock. Temporary location at Inaba Restaurant. Free parking in lot.


Inaba Housemade Bucketwheat Noodles with Bafun and Murasaki Uni in Uni Broth

Tai (Seabream) Shirako Tempura

Hokkaido Sweet Shrimp with Egg Yolk and Caviar, topped with Gold Leaf Flakes

Taiagai (Pen Shell Clam) Shell

Taiagai (Pen Shell Clam)

Taiagai (Pen Shell Clam) (very hot!)

Awabi (Abalone) Chawanmushi (Steamed Egg Custard) with Aosako (Japanese Seaweed)

Sumono (vinegar sauce): Hokkaido Hairy Crab, Blue Prawn from Okinawa, Firefly Squid from Hokkaido, Shiso Leaf Flower

Slow-Braised Ankinmo from Hokkaido
one with wasabi and one with black pepper


Ginger cut in 2 ways

Tuna from Kyushu Market aged for 13 days

Atsukihada (Grouper) from Shizuoka

Face Mask for the Sashimi

Ishidai (Japanese Knife Jaw)

Fresh Hokkaido Kaki (Oyster) with Kombu Broth & Pinch of Salt

Fresh Hokkaido Kaki (Oyster) with Kombu Broth & Pinch of Salt

Inside of Oyster

Kuromutsu (Black Seaperch) from Chiba

Donchichi Aji from Shima
cured with salt for 3 minutes, with scallions and ginger in middle

Mehkari (Japanese Green Eye Fish), Deep Water Fish

Shima Aji from Shizuoka aged for 2 weeks

Nodoguro (Black Throat Seaperch)

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido

Special Technique for Otoro

Special Technique for Otoro

Moving Ootoro aged 18 days

Kohada (Gizzard Shad) cured in vinegar

Fish Bone Clear Soup with Aosako (Japanese Seaweed)

Anago (Saltwater Sea Eel) with a hint of Shiso Leaf Aroma

Tamago with Shrimp & Scallop

1 Michelin Star


Sushi Inaba Manhattan Beach (Temporarily in Torrance)
20920 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fishing with Dynamite@Manhattan Beach ★★★

Freshest Seafood by the Beach. Amazing quality. Best with white wine. Raw bar and Grilled Octopus are my favorites. Parking around is hard to find though.

Hamachi $17
ponzu, avocado, red radish, serrano, shiso

Littleneck Clams $2.25 each

Grilled Octopus $19
cranberry beans, date-tomato ragu, preserved lemon, olive tapenade

Littleneck Clams $2.25 each, Peruvian Scallops $2.75 each, Misty Point Oysters

Peruvian Scallop $2.75 each

Arctic Char Salad Lyonnaise $14
soft boiled egg, frisee, bacon lardon, tarragon

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos $12
in house corn torillas, guacamole, salsa verde, cilantro

Pretzel & Chocolate Bread Pudding $9
salted caramel sauce and house made ice cream

Saxon Brown Semilllon $53 (Bottle)
cricket creek vineyard, sonoma

Fishing with Dynamite
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299