We're basically 1 to 2 times a week Sushi diners, but since our huge splurge of Urasawa on June 29th., we've wanted to maintain the Urasawa "high", and have put our dining dollars on other cuisines.
Tonight we dined at Boss Sushi, and it was a really wonderful evening.
We both felt that the quality of the fish, and the menu which described the various cold dishes, hot dishes, sashimi dishes, rolls, etc. contributed greatly to our enjoyment. Very relaxing environment, and we feel that as much as we'd enjoyed Kokyo, that Tom's new restaurant "Boss" is even better. Tonight I experienced Ankimo in a new guise. It was prepared as a "pate", slathered on Won Ton crisps and topped with sevruga caviar---delish. Minced Yellowtail with avocado, shiso, and wrapped in Japanese radish---delish again! Our server was Koz (or maybe it's Kaz)---he was so very warm and friendly, that of course we had to have the "fire de Koz" roll. I wish I could tell you all that it consisted of, but the beer and a unique "sushi wine" (a little sweet, but way less sweet than plum wine---and really good) have made me a little hazed. I can tell you that it had spicy tuna, fried garlic, a spicy mayonnaise inside, and more spicy tuna wrapped around the outside, with slivers of Jalapeno---but again, I think I'm skipping some other components. Other hits were salmon, albacore, and an Eel roll that had lobster inside, and very thinly sliced mango on the outside as well. The vibe of this place is so relaxing, and the music had this 49 year old very wistful and content. As Jackie De Shannon's "What the world needs now is love" was playing, a young girl of no more than 20 heard me humming along, and said that she'd loved the song, and would I please tell her the name of it. Wow, it is great to feel "cool" again!
We will definitely be making the pilgrimage from Sherman Oaks to Boss Sushi again---and again, etc.