1611 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA | Directions 9080733.819064 -118.171671
Mon-Thurs: 11:15am-2pm, 5pm-9pm Fridays: 11:15am-2pm, 5pm-9pm Saturdays: 5pm-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Cal Heights/Bixby Knolls/Los Cerritos
Perfect hole-in-the-wall sushi restuarant – The food is great. The rolls are unique and taste, especially the Jack & Jill and the 911 roll. Everything has a distinct flavor to them. I love sashimi, but definitely love trying the wild assortment of rolls they have. The ppl are really nice and accomodating. I've eaten at the bar and in the tatami room which always gets great service. THe prices are reasonable, but can get $$$ when you have too much. Get there early or on a off-night tho, cuz its getting busy.
mediocre – It's a traditional japanese restaurant, so one would assume that the sushi chefs knew what they were doing.....i consider myself a connoisseur, but even a newbie could tell u that dry AND warm sushi isn't good for you. so yea, YIKES. Besides the dry/warm sushi and chewy octopus, the calamari appetizer made me forget about the sushi. i liked it and my 4 year old nephew couldn't stop asking for more.. small strips of calamari were breaded and deep fried, topped with paper-thin, fishy tast-like shreds and served with a warm dipping sauce of 'i don't know what but it was good'.
Honestly, the last time I've been here was 10 years ago; when I was first introduced to sushi and the place seemed fine to me. I loved the atmosphere b/c it was traditional and cozy..the place was dimly lit and intimate. Now, well, it's not anymore. There seems to be more open space and the menu changed...and got smaller?
I don't know about this place...but I do know, I'll probably never go back cause there are so many other places out there that serve better food, period.
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