Originally Posted by Irieguy
I was thinking about trying Urasawa during an LA trip later this month because of some hard-to-believe reviews I've heard about the place. Has anyone here eaten there recently? Is it worth it?
If it's not all that... what's really the best sushi joint in LA?
I ate there in March and it was amazing. I haven't eaten at the other critically-acclaimed sushi restaurants (like Masa) anywhere else so I don't really have any other datapoints but Urasawa was the best meal I've had to date.
a friend of mine posted some pictures with what we had. I'm c/pasting the descriptions in lieu of pictures
-light dish of hairy crab marinated in a light miso and rice wine mixture
-ankimo wrapped in seared toro, with grated daikon on top
-handcarved iceblocks with fresh sashimi (shima aji, toro, uni)
-diced fresh scallops and caviar, with a marinated ****ake mushroom providing some earthy sweetness to counteract the caviar
-crab meat with a crab brain sauce, served with uni and green onion. over charcoal pot
-Sweet spot prawn and a veritable slab of foie gras
charred toro cheek
grapefruit jelly with goji berries
sesame pudding with a layer of red bean paste
bite of pudding with matcha
roasted green tea
man typing this list up makes me want to go back really really badly. Hiro-san asked us if we want to make a reservation for later this year but we looked in our wallet and decided it's probably not appropriate.