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Sushi Zo
Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Today 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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9824 National Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
9824 National BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90064
(310) 842-3977sushizo.us
$$$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmTuesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSunday Closed
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No-menu Japanese restaurant serving multicourse sushi tasting meals in a simple, strip-mall setting.- Google
"Also, they like to drown each piece in soy sauce."
"The restaurant is small yet manned by 3-4 sushi chefs."
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Michael Claus
2 months ago
This sushi place is by far one of my favorite traditional sushi places in LA. I frequent here a lot and the service and food is always top notch. I used to hate Uni but having had it here , i have go to say I am a Uni-lover now. I haven't been disappointed.
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Sherry Li
a year ago
Sushi Zo is a standard omakase-only sushi restaurant. The restaurant is small yet manned by 3-4 sushi chefs. Sitting at the bar is definitely better, but the chefs aren't that conversational. Each bite comes as its promptly made. For your omakase, you'll get something around 20-25 courses. Sushi Zo swings on the small side, as you can see by the pictures. When you get your check, you'll see that the price is adjusted for the smaller bites. Two people will land you around $250-$300 without alcohol, which is pretty standard for omakase. I was slightly disappointed by Sushi Zo, to be honest. On one hand, they had a great variety of fish - some fish I've never had before! - and all of their produce is very VERY fresh. However, Sushi Zo does lack some finesse. There was a general overuse of condiments. You'll be surprised by the uni and squid dish (4th course) because that's the first time you'll taste the truffle salt that they use. But they use it a few more times thereafter. They have a "special" soy sauce, which has great umami flavor and is a little sweet. The first time, it's delicious. But they use it a lot. Also, they like to drown each piece in soy sauce. I usually like to do my own soy sauce-ing and I only dip the corner of the fish in it. I like to taste the natural flavors of the fish. One other fault I found in Sushi Zo is that some of the pieces were not cut very well. You'll see in some of my pictures that there were jagged edges. This is actually pretty egregious in ranks of elite sushi making. Don't get me wrong, Sushi Zo is a delicious meal. But when omakase gets to this quality and price level, I hold very high expectations. Thus, my harsh review. For the less discerning, Sushi Zo is a great adventure. You'll get to taste some very interesting fish!
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Christina Solazzo
2 years ago
The omakase was amazing. I didn't know albacore had any flavor until now, and all the chef's fish were sweet and fresh. I don't plan on returning to LA anytime soon, but if I do, this is the only place I'd very happily revisit. I like the casualness of the place in the mini-mall too. It really focuses on the meal rather than a scene that a place with wonderful food can be otherwise.
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Cory Nelson
4 years ago
This is not your typical sushi place. It’s 100% omakase – you don’t place any orders. While not unfriendly, you won’t be talking to your itamae other than to hear their instructions on how to eat it. Don’t follow the instructions and they might kick you out! The odd experience and large bill are worth it, though, because it is hands down the most delicious sushi in LA.
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Jason Rennie
a year ago
Wow. We've been to Nozawa Bar and Sasabune (NYC). This is a step up and (according to my wife) approaching better sushi restaurants in Japan. Rice was warm but below body temperature (I'd guess 80F); fish was cooler, but not cold (I'd guess 60F). Nice temperatures for maximizing flavor. Seasoning was amazingly good and consistent---I don't recall any dishes that felt flavorless or salty. Most of the dishes were finfish; there were a few shellfish and others (eel). Except for the eel, which tasted overcooked, everything was tender and juicy. The nori (incl. hand roll) was a bit tough. The amount of rice in nigiri was limited and not overwhelming. Will definitely be back next time I'm in LA!
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Eric Schenkelberg
4 months ago
best omakase in the city
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Evan Tang
2 years ago
Soooo good. Except my friend did not want albacore, and he gave us albacore with a "You'll like this one, trust me." Which kind of was a lie because it still tasted fishy like albacore, but it was good for being albacore.
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Nami Han
5 years ago
omakase only - sushi cuts (and rice) are very small/bite-sized. busy nights tend to have an effect on the quality/taste. i avg (including tip and drink) $100-120, but keep in mind it can be much lower or much higher depending on when you stop the omakase and how much your drink/s are. the yuzu shot at the end is only given if your tab (pre-tip and not including drink) is at least $80.