"Tiny Japanese restaurant with a big Omakase experience."
Type: Japanese, Sushi
Good for: Omakase
Location: Robertson between Olympic and Wilshire[Google it!]
PPP: $64 for Omakase sushi, $78 for Omakase cooked/sushi dinner
Overall vibe: Neighborhood Gem
Anything bogus: None
Nestled in a relatively unpretentious part of Beverly Hills, it's easy to miss Chef Sato's namesake restaurant. There's a somewhat large illuminated white sign but even this is easy to ignore. I had no idea it was there until it was specifically pointed out to me by a friend.
Chef Sato mans the sushi bar and has a small team working the kitchen and the dining room. Regardless of how crowded it is, the service is never slow nor lacking. We felt genuinely paid attention to.
It'd be nice if he carried more rare and interesting types of fish, though honestly the preparation of what he has is perfect.
Not since The Hump have I experienced Omakase to this degree. I only wish Chef Sato would offer more varieties of fish, such as bonito, swordfish, barracuda, pencilfish, butterfish, etc.