Location: 3450 W 6th St Ste 107, Los Angeles, CA 90020. (213) 674-7996
Date: October 17, 2019
Cuisine: Handrolls & Sushi
Rating: Good bang for the buck
Trust it to my Armenian friends to ferret out the one sushi bar in all of Korea Town owned by Armenians.
Anyway, located right near Sun Nong Dan, this is a newish small sushi place focusing on handrolls, like Kazunori, but also with some nigiri.
Very tight little space with one long sushi bar (and nothing else).
Lots of vinegar! Like your daily apple cider vinegar shot.
Spicy Tuna on Rice cakes. I’m a sushi purist, but Chevy ordered these. I feel that the chewy rice takes away from the fish.
Kanpachi. Cilantro, jalapeno, ponzu, yuzu. Pretty much the nobu sashimi dish reconverted to nigiri. Fish is good though.
Salmon. Black caviar, negi, sesame seeds. This combo works. The caviar adds brine to salmon’s natural sweetness.
Albacore. Ponzu, negi. Tasty.
Blue fin tuna.
Toro. Melt in your mouth.
Super Toro (what regular people call o-toro). Even more melt in your mouth.
Super Toro with caviar, truffles, and uni. This is a “bit much” but I do have to say it worked and was delicious.
Ikura (salmon egg). Certainly nice. Not the best marinated ikura I’ve ever had, but can’t go too wrong here.
Uni. Fresh wasabi. Santa Barbara Uni, very nice and creamy.
Blue crab handroll. Class goodness.
Our extremely nice chef du jour.
A free (from the owner) albacore sashimi. Crispy onion, ponzu, soy. A touch heavy handed but yummy.
Spicy Scallop handroll.
Spicy tuna handroll.
Spicy Lobster handroll.
Yellowtail handroll. WIth yuzu kosho and yuzu juice. Really nice very bright limey flavor.
Toro and Takuan handroll. Not on the menu but he had the ingredients so I had him make it up. Super delicious.
Overall, Seaweed isn’t super purist Japanese sushi, but the rice is good and the fish great. The service is great and the sushi chefs really nice. So everything was very tasty — if a touch over-the-top — and the value is very good. At a top sushi place this could have easily been 2X or 3X more expensive. What we had was probably around $100-120 which isn’t bad at all considering all that toro, caviar, etc. I prefer my sushi more “Japanese” in style, but this totally delivers in a casual pure taste kinda way.