On Tuesday Mrs. Glennk and I went to Sushi Zo in West LA. This place carries a “soup nazi” type reputation in the exaggerated food blog world due to its omakase only and no cell phone policy, but it’s really not that serious. The chef is intense, but very nice and spent some time with us in the beginning to make sure we were not allergic to anything and got a feel for our likes and dislikes before starting the show.
We probably went through about 25 courses of very small, but absolutely amazing quality sushi. Easily the best I have had outside of Japan. The freshness of the fish was mind blowing. Each piece had a wonderful firm texture, but just melted in the mouth. Some favorites were the best toro I have ever had, spanish mackerel, skip jack, baby tuna, blue crab hand roll, monkfish liver, uni with squid noodles, cod sperm (I’m not kidding), young yellowtail and on and on. Don’t let the cheesy location and decor fool you, this is the real deal if you like traditional sushi. This quality doesn’t come cheap so be prepared to throw down some serious cash, but well worth it in my book.