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Sushi Park

8539 W. Sunset Blvd. Send to Phone
Secreted away on the second floor of a strip mall in West Hollywood, this hyper-traditional sushi bar eschews Americanized gimmicks.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Sushi Park Restaurant Review

: Sushi Park is an authentic sushi bar; there’s no “trendy sushi,” California rolls, teriyaki or tempura. How do you know this? Because signs on the mini-mall’s top floor tell you so. And because other notices in the restaurant reinforce the point, further confirmed by a short Q&A session with the hostess, should you wish to sit at the omakase-only bar. Sushi Park has become as synonymous with petite-size, fresh cuts of fish as it has with a celebrity clientele. The restaurant’s increasingly high profile is reflected in the prices --- don’t let the minimalist orange interior fool you. A chef’s tasting menu experience can easily run to over $100, excluding alcohol, tax and tip. Naturally, the rice is served warm, and directions are clear regarding the appropriate use of soy sauce. Fish are often grouped together --- various types and parts of tuna, for instance. Standouts include the small bowl of silky abalone and the pair of baby squid that burst as the ink still inside is released. Black bass is also a surprise, enlivened by a spritz of lemon and a touch of salt. Uni makes for a clean conclusion, even if you lose steam before the blue crab hand roll. To drink, choose from the selection of saké.
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