Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sushi Go 55

Sushi Go 55
333 S. Alameda Street Suite 317
Los Angeles

I have never been to a sushi restaurant in Little Tokyo, so when I had the chance to go to Sushi Go 55, I jumped on it. Sushi Go 55 is owned by the Morishita family who also owns the highly rated Izakaya Haru Ulala and this family has been in the restaurant business for over 60 years.

I got the Nigiri Take Dinner, $12.95. This included eight pieces of nigiri sushi, three pieces of tuna rolls and 3 pieces of cucumber roll.

The eight pieces of sushi included:

Salmon: A very fresh tasting sushi. No fish smell at all. Nice flavor and good sized piece of fish.

Tuna: A bit mushy and not that fresh. I have had better tuna.

Halibut: Nice and fresh and tasty.

Shrimp: Not fresh, a bit chewy and had a smell to it.

Albacore: Very fresh, nice flavor and texture.

Yellowtail: Maybe one of the better yellowtails I have had. fresh, nice texture and flavor.

Octopus: This one was new for me. The octopus was very chewy and rubbery. Almost like a very tough calamari. I wouldn't order octopus again.

Egg Omelette: Again the first time I ever had this. Interesting, a cold egg omelette on top of sushi rice. I don't like eggs cold, so I wasn't impressed. The omelette was overcooked.

The tuna roll was nice and fresh. Better than the tuna sushi. The cucumber roll was fresh, crunchy and tasty. Though both rolls were a bit small, they were the right size for the amount of sushi.

I got the spider roll, $11.50. Nice soft shell crab with imitation crab. This was pretty good. The soft shell crab was a bit small but had a nice crunch and flavor.

Shrimp tempura roll, $5.50. A good sized hand roll, with a big piece of shrimp tempura and imitation crab. The shrimp was nice and flavor, much better than the shrimp sushi, everything was fresh and tasty.

Service was good, the servers were nice friendly people, though at times a bit slow on refilling drinks.

I would go back to Sushi Go 55 but I didn't realize that Honda Ya was next door. I went to the Honda Ya in Tustin and loved it. If I go back to this shopping center, I'm going to Honda Ya.