We walked in Saturday night around 7:00 P.M., no one else in the place. One other party came in after us. This place really deserves business. Charming and very enthusiastic owner, Toshi.
We tried 4 plates, the rib eye which is split and stuffed, the miso chicken with jalapenos and other vegetables, the tuna tower with caviar and the little orange Japanese roe, (tobiko) and avocado garnish and one more I am blanking on at the moment.
All very, very good. Also, all big small plates. It turns out Toshi is also doing some dim sum items and we ended up trying some shrimp hargow and took home some char siu bao because we were too stuffed at that point to eat another bite. Really fantatic char siu bao. I am going to find out what other dim sum dishes he does and try those too.'
With all that food, plus a beer and a "soju" vodka drink for my wife, plus soup to start, (more like Chinese than Japanese miso soup and very good as well) we got out the door for $63 with tax and tip included.
I have linked to a previous post on Chowhound about this place. You won't be sorry if you check it out. In the little mini mall on the corner of Gateway Blvd. (the same street as Ocean Park - just a different name due to being in LA rather than Santa Monica) and Barrington with Tlapazola Grill and a Papa Jon's.
11660 Gateway Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064-2829