Monday, July 28, 2008

Tama Sushi - Studio City

My second visit to the Studio City Sushi Corridor. My culinary school teacher recommended Tama Sushi to me several years ago. I finally made the trip to try it out. We got there at about 5:15 on a Saturday, we were the only people in the restaurant. I was looking forward to a Omakase meal with a couple of friends.

As we sat down we were presented with a Sake menu and on the wall behind the sushi bar, the different Omakase prices were listed. We ordered a large bottle of Hakkaisan sake, it was so good. We also went with the mid level sushi Omakase, which was 12 pieces of sushi and a roll for $45.

Our meal started of with Toro and Maguro, both delicious. We asked for ponzu sauce and they also gave us a thick dark soy that was really good. The next set came, it was Japanese Red Snapper with shiso leaf and sea salt, one of my favorites of the evening. The sea salt is such a nice addition to a light fish. Next came Kampachi, Spanish Mackerel and Halibut, all very good.

The second half of our meal included, live sweet shrimp, uni, live abalone, albacore, and a vegetable hand roll. Everything was delicious and fresh. I definitely could have eaten more, but it was a good time to end. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Tama, I promise pictures next time.