Shunji (Los Angeles, CA) [2]

Shunji Japanese Cuisine
12244 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Dining date: 1/21/17

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Shunji Nakao’s eponymous restaurant has been a sushi staple on the west side since opening in 2012. Nakao has been at the forefront of sushi in Los Angeles for decades since being one of the opening chefs of Matsuhisa. After Matsuhisa, Nakao has also been chef at notable restaurants Asanebo and The Hump.

I’ve been to Shunji once, for lunch, and had an enjoyable meal (it was a great value too). I was excited to come in for dinner and try a little more. We went with a sushi omakase, adding a few cooked dishes to begin with.

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Shishito Peppers

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Tomato Agedashi Tofu

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Trumpet Fish

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Japanese Sea Bass

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Japanese Halfbeak

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Sea Bream

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Black Red Bass

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Barracuda

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Marinated Tuna

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Belt Fish

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Salmon Roe

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Yellowtail

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Goldeneye Snapper

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Amberjack

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Tasmanian Trout

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Japanese Scallop

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Fatty Tuna

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Santa Barbara Sea Urchin

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Marinated Scottish Salmon

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King Squid

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Bonito

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Hokkaido Sea Urchin

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Fatty Tuna Collar (kamatoro)

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Freshwater Eel over Rice

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Favorites for me were the goldeneye snapper, toro and kamatoro, barracuda and the chance to have both Santa Barbara and Hokkaido sea urchin. I would return to Shunji – I’ve heard their seasonal truffle rice is a thing to behold.

 


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