Kiriko (Los Angeles, CA)

Kiriko
11301 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Dining date: 8/4/17

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Kiriko has been a mainstay on the corner of Olympic and Sawtelle for almost two decades. I’ve been to the restaurant once many years ago for lunch. I don’t really remember anything from that visit, but came back for a sushi-focused dinner. We did a sushi omakase which priced out to be about $80 per diner before tax/tip/drinks.

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japanese rockfish
goldeneye snapper

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spanish mackerel
albacore

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yellowtail
amberjack

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bluefin tuna
fatty tuna

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striped halibut
mackerel

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japanese snapper
sockeye salmon

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grouper
beltfish

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scallop

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marinated spanish mackerel
marinated pompano

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sweet shrimp

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sea urchin
salmon roe

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marinated king salmon
snow crab

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egg

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The sushi at Kiriko certainly wasn’t the most precise – it was inconsistent bordering on sloppy at times. A couple of the pieces had to be remade after falling apart. I would’ve preferred pieces to be prepared one at a time too, especially since we were seated at the bar. Having said that, there was a wide variety and good value to this meal. I counted 23 pieces (almost all of them a unique fish), which I thought was pretty reasonable for the price.


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