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Katsu Sushi Bar - Review

vinosnob | Sep 15, 200809:36 AM     6

Those of us who are fans of Tama can now enjoy Katsu Michite's phenomenal sushi on the westside.

My wife, 6 month old son and I went to Katsu this past Saturday night right when the doors opened (a little after 5:30pm).

The decor is very clean with white brick walls and a long blond wood sushi bar.

As always, Katsu greeted us warmly and we sat down at a table in the back.

Considering it was a celebratory occasion, we decided to order omakase. I ordered a bottle of Otokoyama Junmai sake and over the next hour and a half, we reveled in each delicious course.

I don't remember everything we had, but here are the highlights:

Our first course was a beautifully arranged plate composed of seared yellowtail, spicy tuna "ball", yellowtail and green onion "ball" and a sliced cucumber round rolled with chutoro, razor thin lemon slice and chicory.

Katsu excels with nigiri, but these were especially delicious and melt-in-your-mouth:

- japanse snapper
- albacore
- spanish mackrel - some of the best ever, not a hint of "fishiness"
- kampachi
- shima aji
- yellowtail belly- insane, better than the chutoro
- halibut
- sea scallop - No one can touch Katsu when it comes to scallops
- uni - incredible; my wife usually can't stand the stuff, but she wanted another order.
- anago

We also had an amazing cut blue crab roll and lots of chutoro throughout the meal.

Cost was $80/pp and that's a solid value compared to other sushi joints.

Bravo Katsu!

See here for Jonathan Gold's review:

http://www.laweekly.com/2008-07-17/ea...

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katsu sushi
260 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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