My family and I will be in LA in a few weeks and I've been trying to decide whether to dedicate our one available evening for a nice meal at Sushi Zo or Mori?
Background: I live in the Midwest. We don't have good sushi. And by *good* I am referring to pure, unadulterated rice-fish-dab of soy-dab of wasabi-sushi. None of this fusion, cream cheese, godzilla, sauce drenched, mushy rice and tasteless fish wrapped in dried seaweed stuff that seems to run rampant here.
My sister's been to Sushi Zo and had a great experience, but I've heard good things about Mori, too (and some negative comments about Zo's attitude having gone downhill recently--not sure how the recent Zagat rating will have affected that).
I would be happy with all or mostly (85-90%) sushi/sashimi omakase, but my mom's interested in having some cooked dishes. I can't tell, but from some reviews it seems that Mori includes a lot of cooked dishes in their omakase. Zo is mostly (only?) fish?
We plan to sit at the sushi bar (as if that's even a question :), so while I'm mostly concerned with the quality of the food, I don't want the experience to be tainted by a surly chef experience either.
Can anyone provide some insight on either and help us decide where to go?
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
11500 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064