Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How To Order Sushi Like A Ninja

Fatty tuna sushi nigiri by Adactio

Ever felt lost sitting down at a sushi bar? Want to be able to act like an expert to impress your less-than-enthused date? Now you can! Check out these tips on ordering sushi to ensure your place as a charismatic, cultured sushi-goer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article, Turner. I had the pleasure of eating at Sushi Go55 about 4 years ago, and it was a wonderful experience. We ordered large sakes, and they brought us these HUGE bamboo jugs about two feet tall full of delicious sake. After those, we were *almost* as drunk as the sushi chef, who still somehow managed to make some amazing dishes for us. We ordered omakase, and I have no idea what half of the items were, but they were well worth the price. But be warned, the staff spoke no English, and Japanese customers who arrived after we did were seated before us. If you go here, just make sure you know your shit, otherwise you'll look like a fool!

Only other sushi place in LA that comes close to this one is Chiba in North Hollywood. The neighborhood is absolutely terrible and dumpy, but the head chef Shigu makes some amazing specialties. Don't let his surfer accent fool you - his dad was a world famous Tokyo chef. Highly recommended!