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Tsukasa Sushi (slightly long)

kevin | Mar 22, 200101:31 AM     15

I went to this sushi restaurant in Downtown LA the other day in Little Tokyo section ( per a fellow chowhound's suggestion)the other day. This place took over the much praised Shibucho (which I had only been to once and furthermore for a set lunch deal, not exactly the true test of the sushibar). Anyways, I digress, the new sushi bar in its place is quite good actually and pretty reasonable for the quality. I start with this appetizer thing that they over to everyone as a kind of Japanese amuse-bouche, although I don't know exactly what it was maybe a vegetable or seaweed type food. Then I started with a tuna sashimi , which was fresh and nicely textured. The second course was a monkish liver sashimi which was also quite delicious and extremely rich, but might be an acquired taste to some people. Then on to sushi, toro (the fatty tuna), Spanish mackerel, and yellowtail. And finished off with a salmon skin roll. Overall, not a mind-blowing experience but very good.
Also, although the sushi bar is an authentic, serious place, they will accept orders for spicy tuna rolls or CA rolls, whatever you want. Also, I'm not sure who the head chef was, is that the sushi chef sporting a nametag "Ishimoto". I almost forgot to mention th atmospeher and decor which sports a beautiful wood interior with a pristine wood counter and sumptuous surroundings. Definitely not the awful McDonalds'esque formica covered decor of Sushi Nozawa. Anyways, I do definitely recommend this place. Tell me what you think.

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