great bad food, great fresh sushi, great bad service, great new sushi place, bad service, nice naughty menu, delectable japanese dishes
Nice Atmosphere. This place had a nice feel to it, friendly staff warm and welcoming. Although the food did take a little too long to arrive ti was well worth the wait! Id come back here anytime, nothing bad to say about it!
Great spot for a party.... I hosted a bachelor party for my brother last night and brought 17 guys here for nyotaimori, or "body sushi." Even though the private room only accomodates 14 or less, they were nice enough to section off a part of the restaurant so we could have the party. Coordinating the reservation was easy. I had no idea how this would turn out other than none in our party had ever had "body sushi." Without a doubt, these guys were FANTASTIC. Everything was great. The staff was attentive, the bar was great and suprisingly, the sushi was really, really good even though they were serving such a large party. As good as any individual meal you could order. Our nyotaimori model, Janica, was awesome and our server was great too. The chef was constantly checking on us and making sure we were taken care of. Every guy had a great time in no small part to how great the restaurant, food and staff were. I would highly recommend this place and recommend trying "body sushi" if you haven't.
Good food but overrated. I went with friends on a Saturday evening. We made reservations, but that wasn't necessary because the place was dead. The food tasted great, but I had to say, the menu with all of its sexual names for the sake of sticking with the theme was hard to read and distracting. The decor was funny for the first five minutes, but after a while, I felt clausterphobic with the dim lighting and the pin up girls on the walls. Our waiter was good, and he seemed knowledgeable but he wasn't amazing, given the amount of tables he had. The drink tasted good, but it gave me and my friends stomachaches afterwards. Overall, it was a pleasant experience but not one worthy of the $$$ price.
Decent food and creative rolls, lacks in service and restaurant experience. On a first time visit to this hyped up sushi restaurant for my girlfriends birthday, I had high exectations. There was nobody there, so I thought the service would be great. However, the waitress was brand new and didn't know a thing. Several things I ordered never came and I had to ask her twice. The dessert chef was also new, and couldn't make the famous dessert I wanted to try after waiting for 20 minutes for a suprise birthday song. All and all, had fun with the sushi roll names like "Fire Crotch" and The "O" Face, but I wouldn't go running back.
Edward Brik is awesome. The sexually suggestive menu names are a little much and I wonder the usefulness of them. I really dig the ambiance of the place and the bar area is pretty awesome. We had the cheese b a l l s which are pretty tasty. The cheese and the raspberry sauce makes for a good combination. We had the firecrotcha nd something else. What I can tell you about those are that though you really don't taste any fish in the roll, it tastes great. It made me wanting to order another one. This is a great place to hang out with some friends and get some drinks. The price is what you would expect on sunset. If you're hungry and don't want to spend a TON of money forget the drinks and concentrate on the food. I'll be back again for the firecrotch. And the proprieter is an awesome guy too. he makes you feel like you're the most important customer to ever have come into his place. Says alot.
Amazing!!. Great service and the food is phenomenal! Defintely give this place a try! It's busy on the weekends, but a fabulous place for large groups.
Yeah...It's personal!. This is a biased review from a guy that has worked with the Chef, eaten the food, and scrutinized it himself. I am very happy to see Chef Eddies concept materialize. His culinary hands and feet finally unrestricted he is able to bring what truly is "his food" to the table. The food is exotic with truly innovative flavor combinations that I am already seeing imitated around Los Angeles. I've had nearly all his creations at one point or another but let me tell you plainly if you're limiting yourself to just the sushi the only person you are neglecting is yourself. Try some of the appetizers and entrees. In particular The miso marinated black cod, and the marinated ribeye. I was one of those guys that preffered no rubs or marinades on high end cuts of meat, just salt and pepper. The szechuan peppercorn marinade is unbelievable, it needs to be bottled and packaged and put in the supermarket. I learned a lot from this chef in the time I worked with him. He will do anything to make his customers happy so go toHadaka and enjoy.
Best Sushi Experience. This resturante is truley an experience. All the items tasted extremely fresh. The little changes here and there to the traditional sushi menu made each ordered item exceptional. My wife and I ordered appitizers and sushi off the naughty menu. I definatly recomend this. Adds a little bit of fun to your night. The staff was all very helpful and would always pass your table with a smile and see how you are doing. This is not a place to bring your kids. But as a date night for my wife and I, it was excellent. Best sushi we have had, funnest experience. The O-Face, Latin Tacos, Fire Crotch...all highly recomended. The chocolate starfish for desert finished it all off. This is now on my list of MUST GO TO places when ever I am in town.
Update: sweet sushi NOW with amazing service!.
After reading a few reviews on CitySearch, my girlfriend and I decided to take our dining experience into our own hands and try this interesting new sushi place, risking the "bad service" other reviews had mentioned. And after an evening there, we have good news.
Apparently Hadaka Sushi has been doing a little housecleaning, because not only was the food as amazing as other reviews had claimed, but the service was more than spectacular. Our waiter (Brad - ask for him) gave us a quick tour of the "naughty menu" and said he recommended his fried b*lls. (OK, you have to be comfortable with lewd and quasi-s*xual innuendo here, because it's slathered over the restaurant like the raspberry sauce on the b*lls themselves.) Throughout the meal we felt like celebrities, having the chef (Eddie) and even the general manager (Johnny) personally introduce themselves and thank us for coming. After several entertaining conversations with Brad about the music selection and the restaurant's history, I was even starting to notice other patrons giving us those quick, inquiring glances so common in the Hollywood area.
And as far as the food: I have to confess that one major reason I'm writing this review is so the restaurant will get the attention it deserves and stay open so we can go there a lot. The fried b*lls (tempura cheese b*lls in raspberry sauce and dipped in chili aeoli), sixty-n*ne roll, d*ggy style roll and the forbidden something-or-others we ordered presented tastes I'd never encountered, and my raspberry lolita (like a mojito made with a special rice liquor to complement the meal) was gone in minutes. But strangely, my sobriety and sense of judgement was not... We thanked the staff with a generous tip, took a picture with Brad (we're pretty cute) and left to continue our evening, making this restaurant the start to a hot evening we will, uh, definitely remember ;)
Realllllllllly Awesome Sushi Restaurant!!!.
My boyfriend and I found Hadaka on City Search, and though the majority of the reviews advised against the poor service, we decided to give it a go anyway.... and we're soooo glad that we did! Where do I begin?
The location is great, the ambiance is very sensual, and the music they play is eclectic and puts you right in the mood for the "Naughty Menu" they whip out... The most interesting and unique Japanese dishes named with the dirtiest names you could imagine! We could not stop cracking up! Our waiter Brad was our hero, smiling, joking, genuine and accessible to us the entire evening... I don't know what the hell everyone else is talking about, the service was phenomenal! The main chef Eddie even came out and introduced himself and we thanked him for serving us such delectable dishes... The manager Johnny even stopped by our table and introduced himself as well and thanked us for coming by! It was nice to be given so much attention from the entire staff...
Put aside all that I've mentioned, my taste buds were dancing all night! From the Lychee Lolita Mojito that tasted divine to the Fried B**ls and Sixty N*ne Roll..... everything I consumed involved new flavors that I had never encountered. We were so blown away by the different sauces, when the food on each plate finished we were left licking the sauces off each others fingertips! The fish and seafood they served was extremely fresh as well. And I am an avid Sushi attender, and I can tell ya, this place is wayyyyy different than the sushi restaurants I frequent in the area such as Sushi Dan, Sushi Roku, etc...
The whole experience was really fun and flavorful and put my boyfriend and I into a verrrrry hot mood :) I give this place 2 thumbs up and selfishly hope that more people start going there so they can stay open and I can keep going!
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