Individuals who enjoy modern takes on timeless classics should try Kiriko Sushi, where chef Ken Namba transforms beautiful ingredients into inspiring dishes like skipjack with yuzu rind and shaved pink sea salt. Namba designs creative dishes based on the raw ingredients available to him on any given night.
A newer restaurant created by a renowned sushi chef, Mori Sushi serves one-of-a-kind dishes like lightly seared barracuda and charred giant prawns. All diners finish their meals with delicious green tea ice cream churned from scratch.
Known as one of the most expensive restaurants in Los Angeles, Urasawa features the creations of the undisputed American king of sushi, Hiro Urasawa. Diners enjoy a fluidity in the meal rarely found outside of Japan. The most renowned dishes include the Kobe beef sashimi and the foie gras shabu shabu.
A lesser-known restaurant, Go’s Mart, is located in a converted Japanese grocery store and offers fresh seafood purchased weekly from the Tsukiji fish market in Japan. Delicacies at Go’s Mart include chu-toro dusted with gold flake and Kumamoto oysters with caviar.