My friend and I finally paid a visit to the only sushi place in Hillcrest we had yet to try. Since my friend's mother is Japanese, her input is always a good insight for me. We ordered gohan, hamachi for me, mirugai for her, California special and tuna roll. She also decided to try the yakisoba, which is kind of a "benchmark" for her when trying new Japanese places. May I say I've never seen so many types of maki made with....cream cheese?
First off, they served our gohan well before the rest of our food, which was odd. The beef yakisoba was a disappointment, having more julienned carrot in it than beef. The sushi we ordered was good, but not great, and the tea was extremely weak. Service was very good, however.
I know this place is part of a chain, so that may explain part of the odd or lackluster offerings. I believe we'll be sticking to Kazumi or Nami next time we're in the area.