This 12-seat omakase table on the Westside feels like you got invited to a friend’s dinner party inside a fancy minimalist studio apartment that’s lit well enough to double as a retail showroom. Your friend, of course, just happens to be an expert sushi maker who enthusiastically walks you through the background of all his dishes and gives you a coveted look at his prized handcrafted sushi knife collection. And you’re even invited to BYOB, which is a definite perk since the 20-course tasting will run you $235 per person. You’ll just want to aim higher than that regifted bottle of grocery store wine to pair with the venue's silky cuts of fish like toro and kanpachi, flown in from Japan.
photo credit: Tabia S. Lisenbee-Parker