Last night we went to Sushi Ko in Thousand Oaks for my mommy's birthday. First of all, I was surprised to see this shopping center as I don't even recall it being built, but it was a pleasant surprise. Very charming plaza.
The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and offers Sushi and Kushiyaki (skewers) along with appetizers and some entrees.
On to the food. We had 2 sashimi platters and ordered a bunch of rolls along with Kushiyaki. They gave us some skewers to sample as they are introducing this type of cuisine to the area.
The sashimi was pretty good for this area? Trying to give it the benefit of the doubt as it is new to the area. The yellowtail was supposedly good, I didn't get to try it. Pieces of salmon were pretty good, although the one I had I thought was a little chewy as well. Albacore was alright but a bit on the fishy side. Tuna was a bit chewy. The BEST item was the UNI. It was so creamy and fresh and absolutely delicious. Best thing I ate all night. I would go back just for that. A lot of places don't do uni right, and I was surprised this one did. They do make u order each piece individually, so it is pretty pricey.
The kushiyaki was a little heavy on the sauce side, and they didn't have the gizzards or hearts or any of the yummier skewers. The sea bass skewer was excellent - so buttery and fresh and just fell apart in your mouth, and the flavor was just right. The meatball had a good texture, consistency, and the filet was pretty good. The terriyaki chicken which they let us try was a little dry.
If you want to drive a bit further, on Ventura there is a place called Kushiya, which has Sushi as well as the skewers and everything we had was very good.
Overall, it was a definite treat for being in Thousand Oaks. I think the cuisine in the area is veering towards the right direction. And the location is beautiful =)