The Next Step in the Evolution of the Sushi Bar

Jonathan Gold reviews Shunji, a new sushi bar in West LA housed in humble digs (the facade looks like a giant chile bowl). The roughly 40-seat restaurant is unlike other sushi bars in that it doesn't focus on sushi. Jonathan suggests the omakase menu. Highlights include a concentrated cube of compressed fresh tomatoes, squid with truffles, monkfish liver, purple potato wrapped around blue cheese, simmered abalone and the sardines.

12244 W Pico Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Note: This commentary originally aired on September 14, 2012.