As I hadn't planned on reviewing our meal, I didn't focus on retaining information, but here is the jist.
Last night (Sunday)around 8:30, my three junior high girlfriends and I headed for Zen Sushi at 2609 Hyperion in Silverlake. We got I.D.ed and went in, but left soon after, realizing that we couldn't kibbitz and catch-up because the music was so loud.
So we walked across the street to Pazzaz Sushi at 2524 Hyperion in Silverlake. None of us had been there before. We just decidided to wing it. The place was really small and practically empty. We shoved a couple of tables together, as there didn't seem to be seating for more than two people except at the counter. Before I go on you should know that I am totally not a sushi expert so you'll have to forgive my novice descriptions.
The server was kind and quiet. She asked us if we would like tea. We all got tea and waters. The tea was the brown rice and green tea mixture. It was served in these cups that seemed a little too big and they had goofy Japanese charactures on them. -Wierd and the antithesis of elegant.
We got one order of gyoza which had, I think six pieces on the tray. They were really good. The were soft golden pillows, brown and crispy but not hard around the edges; tender, tasty, and not greasy.
We ordered, I think, ten different rolls. Here's what I remember. Overall; not as precise and neat as I would have liked, but fresh. The seaweed in the rolls was good, not tough, not soggy, just right.
1)I think it was just rice and a lot of overflowing smelt. Very 'poppy'. 2)Whitefish. The best. Really fresh and mild. 3)Spicy tuna. Nothing remarkaeable. Slightly spicier than expected. 4)Tuna on the outside with spicy tuna on the inside. This one was my second favorite. If it is possible, the spicy tuna in this one seemed less spicy, perfect. And the raw tuna on the outside was so good. 5)Eel roll. Why do they always put that teriyaki sauce on them. I always forget to ask for it wit' out. But it was good. 6)I think it was a dragon roll. just what you'd expect. GOod but not fantabulous. Oh, but it had shrimp tempura in it. That was actually pretty good. Maybe worth ordering on it's own? 7)Snowflake roll. I did NOT order this one. It was NASTY! But, my friend that ordered it liked it, so to each her own. It was sweet and squishy with cream cheese in the middle. It looked like it was covered in melted cheddar cheese (which was smelt). Just not my thing. -Not recommended. 8) Teriyaki shrimp roll. Didn't taste it. What's the point? 9)Teriyaki chicken roll. Again, didn't try it. Not interested. 10)One hand roll. I don't remember what was in it. Even when I got it I couldn't tell you what was in it. In other words, not memorable.
I think that's it. That was pretty good, right? Ok, the bill came to $73 before tip. As I said, we only had tea and water and didn't get dessert. That's pretty cheap for four girls, I mean women.
Before I forget, a few little details. A bunch of paper napkins and break-apart chopsticks already on the table. So don't expect classy. They dishes (aka ceramics) were various and interesting. The chef was Hispanic. The menu is a total pain in the ass. I don't mean the items, I mean the printing. Make sure you bring your glasses, no joke. It's in a 4 or 5 pt font!
Ok, if you have questions, ask soon. I forget things really quickly.