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Finally made it to A-Won. Great korean sushi if you're careful.

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Finally made it to A-Won. Great korean sushi if you're careful.

Jerome | Mar 5, 2012 12:57 AM

this was not a place to go and get sushi by the piece, nor a sophisticated omakase.

Rather - there are only two dishes on the menu (beside the fish soups) to get involving the raw fish so far as we could tell.

We got an order of the hue dup bap and an order of the al bap. The hwe dup bap is the ultiamte fresh tasting spicy tuna roll of your dreams. Shredded lettuce mixed with raw fish pieces(of a grade that wouldn't warrant sashimi approaches, apparently) warm rice, carrots (?) and a lovely sweet-spicy sauce (hotter than a bibim bap sauce to my palate) that's tossed extensively (thank you, server) and then we shared it in bowls.

The al bap is assorted fish roe with sesame and seasonings on rice - beautifully presented and then tossed. Also eaten in bowls. Three kinds of panchan accompanied the fish - not extensive but fine. Also, miso soup - it's a korean take on japanese cuisine. There were three of us. Two split a beer (large OB) and one coke. altogther about $40 before tax and tip.

think of it as a substitute for a place where you'd demand a spicy tuna roll, not a temple of traditional japanese sushi and sashimi. If you go expecting the latter, you will be angry disappointed and motivated to flame online. But if you go with the former in mind, you'll have a deliriously good time and want to go back immediately.

At least I did.
913 or so, S Vermont, near Olympic.

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