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

Monday, May 22, 2023

sawa Spring Sake Night@Little Tokyo ★★★

4th Amazing Omakase Sake Pairing Event by Fifth Taste. We went to all 4 of them. Fun event with premium sake pairing. Special collaboration event presented by Shota-san from Fifth Taste with various sake pairing from KID, Kuheiji, Ohmine, Sharaku, Nabeshima, and Noguchi. Sushi Chef Ryo-san is great. Natalia the bartender is amazing. Omakase $185 + $150 for sake pairing at event. Great deal for premium sake. Parking structure $6 or metered street parking.

My Sake Tasting Notes:
1. KID Spring Breeze – kombu nose, fruity lychee flavor, refreshing
2. Rose KID – made from red rice, not much nose, cherry medicine flavor with strawberry finish
3. 九平次 Kuheiji Tako – Carbonated with Champagne cork, refreshing, umami, floral perfume, and mango nose, pure, thick, & high acid finish
4. Ohmine 2 Grain – diluted, fruity, lychee nose, melon finish
5. Nabeshima Love Mountain – fragrance flavor, pure finish
6. Noguchi Naohiko Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu
7. Sharaku
8. Fruit Sake Cocktail

All 4 Omakase + Sake Events I Attended:
1. sawa x Kuheiji 九平次
2. sawa x Heiwa Muryozan 無量山 & KID
3. sawa x Akabu & Ohmine
4. sawa Spring Sake Night (this post)

KID Spring Breeze

Tairagai (Razor Clam)
asparagus purée & dashi sauce

with ginger & fresh seaweed from Japan

Rose KID

Shabu Shabu Ootoro
with kombu dashi & snap peas

Shabu Shabu Ootoro
paired with Rose KID

with shiso sauce & shiso flower

Shota-san, Sake Sommelier from Fifth Taste

Shota-san, Sake Sommelier from Fifth Taste

九平次 Kuheiji Tako

Japanese mackerel
Japanese pickled radish, shiso leaf sauce

Ankinmo from Rhode Island
glazed, wasabi pickled radish

paired with 九平次 Kuheiji Tako

Ohmine 2 Grain

Ohmine 2 Grain

Madai (Seabream) from Japan

Kanpachi (Amberjack) from Hawaii

paired with Ohmine 2 Grain

Renkodai (Yellow Black Sea Bream) from Japan

Nabeshima Love Mountain

Ocean Trouts
smoked with cherry chips & chopped radish

Shima Aji

Marinated Akami (Lean Tuna)

Noguchi Naohiko Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshu

Uni, Toro, & Caviar Handroll
with shiso leaf


Hotate (Scallop)
paired with Sharaku Sake

Hotate (Scallop)

Fried Shrimp with Rice
sansho pepper

Egg Drop Soup


Fruit Sake Cocktail: Ichigo Iced Tea

Fruit Sake Cocktail: Honey Lemon Cocktail

Enzo from

Amazing Sushi Chef Ryo-san

Amazing Bartender, Natalia

Shota-san, Sake Sommelier from Fifth Taste

111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Kanpachi@Gardena ★★★

Super Fun. Great price & good quality. We always do the Secret Menu - $80 Premium Omakase. Brian-san's Scallop Uni Taco is also their Secret Menu. Chef Koji-san always take good care of us. Owner Brian-san made tiny sushi for my special birthday treatment. He really puts his heart into his sushi, especially the cute little mini sushi. Uni can be a bit bitter sometime. Free hot green tea. Free parking in lot.

Mini Sushi!

Mother & Daughter Maguro

Love Mini Sushi!!

Fried Fish Bone

Chawanmushi $7

Sashimi: Mirugai, Octopus, Shima Aji, Maguro

Spider Roll $15

Brian-san Making Mini Sushi for Me!

Kanpachi (Amberjack)

Amazing Mini Sushi by Brian-san!!



Seared Red Snapper

Hamachi (Yellowtail, easy on rice)

Salmon & Salmon Roe

Mother & Daughter

Mother & Daughter

Amaebi (Sweet Shrimp)

Ika (Squid) with Uni & Shiso Leaf

Seared Saba

Mini Sushi Detail

Scallop Uni Taco

Tamago (Egg)

Amaebi Head with Miso Soup

Deep Fried Amaebi Head

Mini Sushi Detail

Interesting Junmai Ginjo Sake


Koji-san is a Dogers Fan

Bottle Opener Birthday Gift

Chocolates for Birthday Gift

Sesame Ice Cream

Amazing Brian-san & Koji-san!

Kanpachi Sushi & Sake
18220 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 817-4581