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Another sushi post - Sushi Park in West Hollywood

TailbackU | Feb 17, 2011 10:59 AM

Not to be confused with a Sushi Park in North Hollywood.

I had heard about this place, set in a strip mall along the Sunset strip, for a year or so now, but never had the chance to visit until last night. The restaurant is tucked away on the 2nd floor of a strip mall that looks very out of place in this part of town. There are tables for about 20 diners or so and a sushi bar for about 10, where it's strictly omakase. 4 korean chefs, not japanese, are behind the bar taking care of the sushi.

I had heard a lot about the vast selection of different fishes that they serve during their omakase meal. The style is very similar to that of Sushi Zo, one piece of sushi per fish, served on warm rice, ending with a blue crab hand roll. I was excited to experience not only the quality of the sushi but the chance to taste fishes that you normally wouldn't be served at other sushi restaurants around town. The standards are all there (ie. tuna, toro, yellowtail, snapper, etc). But some of the ones that I had not experienced before included a sea bass, white king salmon (color was white, and not as fatty as regular salmon), albacore toro, and pink scallop.

Overall, the quality of the fish was very good and fresh. However, the slices of fish was very thin and small, so the fish to rice ratio wasn't to my liking. I do enjoy the warm rice that Nozawa, Sasabune, Zo, etc serves, so if you're not a fan of that, you won't like this place. But the fish slices were imo too small for the amount of rice they were serving.

Overall, the meal includes ~25-30 pieces of sushi and I left the place full. 2 Omakase meals + 2.5 bottles of hot sake came out to $200 before tip. Would I go back? Probably not, and not because it was a bad meal. But at the $100pp before tip price point, I feel like there are better options in this city for a more satisfying omakase meal.

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Sushi Park
8539 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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