Showing posts with label Omakase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Omakase. Show all posts

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Gozen@West Hollywood

Kaiseki Dinner. Won Hikari Course ($120 value) from #SupportSake campaign. Hana Course $160. Hot Tea $3. Metered or limited street parking (check signs).

Appetizers – Homemade Sesame Tofu, Japanese style Taco Rice Tortilla w/ Toro-Taku Filling, Sakura Mochi, Katsuo, Hamo, Kanpachi Sashimi (Hikari Course)

Plus Eggplant for Hana Course

Grilled Ayu (Sweetfish) (Hana Course)

Tempura $15 (a la carte)

Chawanmushi (Hana Course)

Nigiri Sushi (both courses)

Hikari Course

Hana Course

Blue Crab Handroll (Hikari Course)

Dashi Soup (both courses)

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Ice Cream

Red Ginger Ice Cream

Support Sake Award Ceremony w/ Gozen Certificate

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

Sushi Kisen@Arcadia ★★★

Fantastic Sushi Spot. Masa the Singing Sushi Chef (@masa_singing_sushi_chef) is amazing. Omakase lunch in $110 range. Hot Tea $3. Free parking in lot.

Mizudako (Octopus) from Hokkaido & Its Tenacle $5

Aoyagi Mozuku Appetizer $5


Hirame $10 & Hotaruika (Firefly Squid) $6

Aji (Horse Mackerel) $5

Hirame Engawa (Halbut Fin) $7

Akami (Blue Fin Tuna)

Hotate (Scallop) $5

Shiroebi (White Shrimp) $9

Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch) $13

Mirugai (Giant Clam) $10

Hagashi Chutoro

Dashi Marinated Ikura (Salmon Roe) from Alaska $6

Bafun Uni from Hokkaido $11

Negitoro Handroll $11

Masa the Singing Sushi Chef

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

Friday, May 3, 2024

Sushi Kisen@Arcadia ★★★

Incredible. A Magical Evening to Remember. Finally get to meet Masa the Singing Sushi Chef (@masa_singing_sushi_chef) & try his sushi at Kisen. Mind blown. He's a talented sushi chef, illustration artist, and musician. Masa-san made a very special & thoughtful dessert for my belated birthday celebration with my favorite anime character, Zenitsu. He played guitar and sang with all my song requests. Yamato-san (owner of Sushi Yamamoto, Sushi Kisen, Tonchinkan, etc.) always takes good care of us. For my belated birthday celebration, I brought my precious Kuheiji Nama Betsu Atsurae 2024.4.17 Sake, which was gifted to me by Kuheiji-san on visit on 4/17 at the brewery. It is not for sale, and the one we drank was the only bottle in the world. So fresh & fruity. Dinner was followed by drinks, shots, mid-night snacks, and music at Tonchinkan. Omakase $130 (varies each time, depending on ingredients). Corkage $25. Hot green tea $3. Free parking in lot. [developing story]

Aji (Horse Mackarel) $5

Special Kuheiji Bottle I brought back from Japan – Nama Betsu Atsurae bottled 4.17.2024 (Not for sale)

Hotaru Ika (Firefly Squid)
served in 3 ways – miso sauce, dashi, & tempura




Special Kuheiji Bottle I brought back from Japan – Nama Betsu Atsurae bottled 4.17.2024 (Not for sale)


Only one bottle of this Nama Kuheiji in this world in my hand

Our Special Guest, Brian, A Super Foodie

Yamato-san, owner of Sushi Yamamoto, Sushi Kisen, Tonchinkan, etc.

Hokkaido Bafun Uni (100g) $36

Hokkaido Bafun Uni (100g) $36


Mirugai Appetizer

Sayori (Japanese Needle Fish) $6

Aoyagi (Orange Clam) $5.50

Kisu (Japanese Smelt) cured w/ Kombu $5

Tai (Red Snapper) aged for 1 week $5

Zuke Akami (Marinated Blue Fin Tuna) $5

Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch) $13

Dashi Ikura (Marinated Salmon Roe) $6

Shiroebi (White Shrimp) from Toyama $9

Chutoro (Medium Fatty Blue Fin Tuna) $8

Kegani (Hokkaido Hairy Crab) $12

Tachiuo (Japanese Beltfish) $6

Iwashi (Sardine) $5

Anago (Sea Water Eel) $6

Last Drop of Kuheiji

Special Birthday Dessert Trio from Masa-san
Blueberry Mousse, Hojicha Panna Cotta, & Lemon Sorbet


Sushi Chef Masa-san's amazing illustration on white chocolate

Chef Masa-san is so talented and thoughtful!!

Yamato-san, our special guest Brian, & Masa-san, the singing sushi chef

Yamato-san, our special guest Brian, & Masa-san, the singing sushi chef

Sushi Chef Masa-san with his amazing fish deboning skills at Tonchinkan

Sushi Chef Masa-san with his amazing fish deboning skills at Tonchinkan

Tatsu-san at Tonchinkan, the next Kichi Kichi

Tatsu-san at Tonchinkan, the next Kichi Kichi

Yamato-san, owner of Sushi Yamamoto, Sushi Kisen, Tonchinkan, etc.

Roasted Sochu for shots

Sushi Chef Masa-san performing my song requests

Of course, Demon Slayer songs!!

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