trancient on Citysearch
13 years ago
05/06/2008, 06:34 AM
Small strip-mall sushi shack supplies satisfaction – This place is a somewhat traditional Sushi restaurant being in the Asian enclave of Gardena. It's atmosphere is casual but subdued. Never usually more than a half-dozen customers at nights. Clientele ranges from Caucasian (myself) and Mexican to Korean and serious Japanese.
I have been many times over the years and my mom is a regular as well. We have had generally good food and experiences but a couple times a different chef has made it disappointing. Aki I think is the main chef and maybe co-owner too, he's the one to sit by at the bar. Service is quick and polite.
I would rate the fish 8 out of 10 usually. The Dodger roll is a great original specialty and one that we order each time. It almost tastes like a hot dog but don't be put off by that description. It's a great tasting spicy tuna type roll. They have daily specials on a board above the bar with a small tv on the side always playing sports. They have beer and a modest selection of sake too.
Recommended if you are familiar with the South Bay area but not one to drive out of your way for.