So, I had my best Sushi experience last weekend. It was in the least expected place at Amakara in Dublin, CA.
I have been hounding around this site quite frequently but just as a mere freeloader of information. Chef Eddie Imano's sushi was so amazing that I felt I must begin repaying the favor by posting it up here.
Amakara is a new place. My friends took me here and I was apprehensive at first because of the location and the modern look of the restaurant. (it had that fusion/hip/Americanized feel.)
We sat at the Sushi bar and Chef Imano quickly gave us his attention. We didnt really know what to order so we left it up to the Chef. We basically had an omikasa. (Chef's selection that stops only when we say so). The uni was like butter and the toro was given in a variety of ways. He did tell us that these items were off the menu. The few items that were on the menu were good too. The Scallop roll and asparagus beef wrap were surprisingly good. Most of the stuff we had from the kitchen were above average but nothing to go crazy over. The sesame chicken was pretty tasty (tempura chicken). I also found that kanpachi maybe my favorite fish.
They have rare and high quality sakes and also a good beer (yebisu).
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
I do believe to get the full experience you should sit at the sushi bar and talk to Chef Imano and just tell him what you like and he will do the rest. (that is if its not too busy)
The meal would usually cost about 20 dollars a person but since we kinda splurged with the fresh fish and tried a whole bunch of things the three of us had a bill of 110 with sake and beer.
The best omikasa since Sushi Gen and Matsuhisa's in Los Angeles but at a fraction of the cost. I felt a lot more comfortable here than the famous LA sushi houses. Amakara is also way better than places like Alameda sushi house and the like (IMO) Im not a fan of the dynamite crap or baked or deep fried rolls... They all taste the same. Here there is a freshness and a variety of flavor and textures.
7222 Regional St
(between Amador Valley Blvd & Dublin Blvd)
Dublin, CA 94568