Restaurant: Go’s Mart [1, 2, 3]
Location: 22330 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 818.704.1459
Date: October 5, 2017
Cuisine: Japanese Sushi
Rating: One of LA’s best sushi places!
After a long break, it’s back to the unassuming Canoga Park sushi temple that is Go’s Mart. You can check out the Foodie Club mega tasting meal I had previously.
Go’s has been serving up modern style amazing sushi in this almost unlabeled spot for over twenty years.
Inside is almost less glamorous, with just a few tables and a little sushi bar — plus some bad orange paint.
Go himself and his assistant Oscar.
The meal was a long one — almost 4 hours for lunch – so I drank A LOT of this excellent green tea.
Fresh ground wasabi and ginger.
Toro and spinach. Maybe not exactly, but it was hard to tell. Nice start.
Whole crispy baby crab with sea salt, just pop in your mouth and crunch.
Matsutake mushrooms and halibut roe. With that deep earthy flavor that certain Japanese foods have.
Grilled/baked Spanish mackerel with a bit of smoked salmon and onion. The mackerel had that lovely pickled taste.
Whitefish plate. Left to right, Kampachi, triggerfish, butterfish, and kelp halibut. All slightly different preps of salt, yuzu, shiso, etc.
Tuna plate. O-toro, chopped chu toro with caviar, and blue fin toro with garlic.
Seared sweet shrimp with caviar.
And the shrimp head returns deep fried. Ate the whole thing.
Silver plate. Seared belt fish, Japanese sardine, Mackerel.
Clam plate. Abalone, giant clam, and octopus.
Toro takuan handroll. Nice bits of radish crunch.
Smoked Ocean Trout and Sock Eye Salmon. As good as salmon gets!
A second piece of sardine.
And gelato by me: Caramel Cappuccino – a salted caramel with expresso in the mix layered with expresso bean whipped cream. In the back is a little Basil Lime Gelato – milk infused with lime and basil from my garden.
Various fresh fruit drizzled in sweetened condensed milk. Very fresh and bright.
Go-san continues to impress with some really scrumptious sushi. He has his own take on the art and not only is the fish impeccable but the flavor combos very refined and interesting. Go has been doing this kind of elaborate stuff forever too, long before the ponzu laden rise of Sugarfish and the like.
It was crowded today though and while quality was incredible, given that Go made every piece for everyone the lunch took almost 4 hours!
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