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Daiwa Sushi

Daiwa Sushi

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw Welcome to 2015!  With some light traveling and holiday events the time just flies on by. Hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy a wonderful holiday and a fantastic kickstart into 

Miku – A waterfront restaurant – Vancouver BC

Miku – A waterfront restaurant – Vancouver BC

  I’m not making art, I’m making sushi. Masaharu Morimoto Downtown restaurant specializing in Aburi (seared) sushi. This restaurant was recommended by family and locals that live in Vancouver. I really wanted to love this place and just couldn’t. Offering a beautiful view and large space, 



 Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about our destination.  – Drake 

Today marks the second month since the grand opening of Kusakabe, a modern marriage between sushi and kaiseki-style dining. This 30-seat sushi restaurant offers friendly service in great detail.

Dining here brings a certain charm that takes you to an experience that you often find in Japan. Picking up your sushi and enjoying each beautiful piece by the fingertips and a finger towel nearby for convenience. The elongated bar gives patrons a view providing most with the best seat in the house.

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Mitsunori Kusakabe was head chef at the Michelin-starred and adored Sushi Ran, located in Sausalito for many years before creating his own vision for us to experience.

Chef Kusakabe has outdone himself once again, leading with his craft and following his passion. As the restaurant continues its refinements, there is no doubt that it will be a city favorite.

Dinner served nightly Tuesday through Sunday. To reserve your future seating and more please check out: http://kusakabe-sf.com/

Allow me to share my experience with you. Omakase Menu  $95 pp [July 5, 2014]

Welcoming Tea: Kombu-cha, Kelp Tea + ordered sake Dewasansan “Green Ridge” Junmai Ginjo- Mellow, green0apple tartness, refreshing finish


Sushi Prelude Zuke Chutoro, lightly seared bluefin medium fatty tuna cured in soy sauce


Red snapper – peppercorn




Sashimi: Chef’s choice sashimi nestled in shaved ice with Japanese tuber with two kinds of dipping sauce (Bluefin tuna & Hokkaido scallops)

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Soup: Duck dumpling miso soup with mitsuba & sansho pepper


Unique Sushi: Konbu cured Tasmanian ocean trout, hako-zushi style with sesame miso and cilantro sushi rice


Warm Dish: Zuwai Gani Crab, crispy rice cracker tofu topped with key lime with Hokkaido konbu dashi broth (one of my favorite dishes for the evening)

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Sushi Chic: Tow kinds of seasonal sushi of the day

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Sushi Finale: Copper River wild Alaskan king salmon – Toro-Bluefin fatty tuna or Grade A5 Wagyu strip loin

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+ added dessert: Yuzu and shiso sorbet topped with matcha meringue cookie


Sushi Dai

Sushi Dai

Throwback Thursday – Sushi for breakfast? YES, please! Irasshaimase! If you are looking to make a trip to Tokyo, you must try and squeeze in some time to check out the famous Tsukiji fish market. Surely, no visit to Tsukiji is complete without a sushi breakfast. 



In Chinese, we have a saying: You eat first with your eyes, then your nose, then your mouth.  -Wendy Leon, Hong Kong-raised chef Why in the world did it take me so long to try Dash? I’ve walked by and pointed it out but never 



“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”
— Julia Child

Been going to this hole in the wall for 13 years now and it’s about time I created an album for it and share my favorite secret spot. Delicious, basic, no frills type of sushi restaurant at a good value. I made sure not to take pictures of the saba nigiri and sashimi that was offered since I wasn’t able to eat it.

Tiny restaurant that only seats 16 people. Chef/Owner Matsuoka Akio (73) ,trained in Ginza, is the sweetest and coolest sushi chef in town.

Hours of operation: Thursday-Saturday 5pm-10pm 90% by rsvp in advance. Call ahead for availability. Cash Only



 Chef/Owner Matsuoka Akio


Anchovy Nigiri (First time having it here)


 Fatty Tuna Nigiri


White Tuna and Yellowtail Nigiri


Tuna and Yellowtail Nigiri




Smoked Salmon Nigiri


Scallop Nigiri


Unagi Nigiri

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Food Of The Day – Deconstructed California Roll

Food Of The Day – Deconstructed California Roll

Fun way to make California Rolls.   Home-style deconstructed California rolls for dinner.

Food Of The Day- Negitoro crisps

Food Of The Day- Negitoro crisps

Negitoro crisps -chopped fatty tuna, green onions, diced watermelon , yellow tomatoes and yuzu  



Wilshire Blvd Ste 150
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 820-3596
Lunch set special: $18 includes fish over rice, soup, salad, 3 pieces of nigri and a crab or spicy tuna roll.

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