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omakase to die for

serioussushi | May 8, 2007 02:05 PM

hey fellow chowhounds, im pretty new on this site and was referred by a friend to check out this sorta new sushi restaurant in bh. and now im reporting: place was called sushidoko kirala in beverly hills. its kinda hard to first spot but i think it was next to the budget rent-a-car place with all the fancy cars are parked on the corner of wilshire & sm blvd. my friend & i called ahead to request the omakase course a few days ahead and we showed up at 6pm. we were seated quickly by a very cute waitress (think her name was mao, guys, no joke, she was very attentive and easy to get along with, but unfortunately she's got a man~ well anyways, totally professional). she took our drink order and then soon followed by a storm of food...just awsome!! the place isnt the grandest or extra snobby/fancy (like sushiko or whatever took over on rodeo), but very intimate and had a special warm feel. mao told us that the owners of the restaurant took the utmost care in selecting the freshest ingredients/fish from around the world to serve to the most picky sushi/sashimi clientele in los angeles. oh wow, did this place deliver. my buddy and i primarily only eat omakase when dining out in sushi restaurants and this place took the cake. we've been to matsuhisa(c+), wa(c), tenn(b++) (what happened to that place anyways? did it close down? if someone knows, let me know!!!!),mori (b), kiriko (c-), sushiko the original back a few years ago (a+), nishimura (a-), nozawa (b-), sasabune (b-), hump (b+). (thats my gradescale) the two of us drank a bottle of sake (?60 or 70 bucks), ate omakase (110 bucks each) totaling about 330 bucks. not the cheapest but quite resonable considering what was included. live amaebi sushi with the heads still moving on the plate, awabi, oysters, scallops, toro to kill for, the chef also made a plate of spanish makerel and needlenose fish sashimi with served ontop of its raw bones, really cool!! if you are looking around for a very great place to enjoy omakase, this is seriously my pick in town. bottom line: money well spent. next stop urasawa!! maybe next week, my friends told me that this place will def. cost me a arm & a leg~~ look out here we come!! ill keep you guys posted.

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