Had the occasion to eat at Asaka last night for about the fourth time. First review. Went there on a business trip with 9 in our party. This place just does things right. Every time I've gone the sushi is outstanding, fresh and innovative. One unique item that, in my view, is a must try, is the Sushi Burrito. I've never seen anything like before, anywhere. They use sesame soy paper for the wrap, then fill it with a variety of complimentary sushi, crab, vegetables and rice. As if that's not good enough, the magic is the three sauce blend they put on the plate and set the burrito upon. One sauce is a sort of creamy miso, right next to that is eel sauce then some home made red sauce that has some kick to it. The blend is fantastic.
Last night my wife and I split the Burrito for an appetizer, then she had the Peppered Tuna, and I had the Chilean Sea Bass. Both dishes were great. My sea-bass was not the traditional 2 inch thick cut you get at most places, but rather, was about 1" thick, basted with a miso glaze, then roasted in the oven until it was perfectly cooked and the glaze had a slight char (love that). Perfection. Both dishes served with white rice, which was also perfectly cooked.
The service does not disappoint and the 22 oz. Kirin Beer goes down smooth and compliments the food. There's just something about beer with sushi that works.
Lastly, and certainly not the least, is the amazing view from the restaurant. It sits right up on a hill across the street from the ocean. The vistas are nothing short of breathtaking, with views of Catalina Island. Last night we watched the Sun set into the ocean like a lemon drop... beautiful. On another trip, we sat on their amply comfortable patio, situated to catch the perfect ocean views. On that afternoon we saw pods of blue whales breaching in the ocean the entire time we were there.
Been there 4 times, and it's been just as good every single time. Keep up the great work, we'll be coming back for years to come. Highly recommended.
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