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geat Oct 25, 2006 10:48 PM

Had shogun shushi on st. college in anaheim rec'd. Anyone have any knowledge of this spot?

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    Chubbypanda Oct 26, 2006 05:24 AM

    If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's decent but overpriced for what you get. Been a while, so I can't really offer more information than that.

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    http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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      stormin norman Oct 26, 2006 06:12 AM

      speaking of sushi,my friend in from Las Vegas and I plan on hitting Frenzy this Friday for an early feast....is this still your favorite in town?What are the must haves?(I am following your general plan from your great review)What are your thoughts on Sushi Itto in Costa Mesa?As my wife and I just had twins 3 weeks ago,this will be my one rare trip out of the house ,so I need to make it count.Thanks for the sage advice.

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        Chubbypanda Oct 26, 2006 03:21 PM

        Hi Stormin Norman,

        I'm glad you and your friend have decided to try Frenzy. Until I sampled the tasting menu at Furiwa, it was my choice for most underrated restaurant by Chowhounds. Here's my list of must-try items:

        Chirashi Bowl (for big eaters) - Big bowl of seasoned rice overflowing with artfully cut, high-end sashimi. I'd get this as a main dish if you decide to try it, but you might not have room for much else.
        Hamachi - Yellowtail
        Hamachi no Hara - Yellowtail Belly
        Mirugai - Geoduck
        Cajun Tuna Tataki
        Negi Toro - Chopped toro with young leeks in a handroll
        Saikyo Misoyaki - Baked butterfish is miso marinade
        Saba - Pickled mackerel
        Firecracker Roll - Crunch roll on crack. Definite must-try.

        That's probably already too much food. You can always ask the chefs what fish are the freshest that day as well. Everything they serve is top notch. For drinks, the Juu-yon Dai Shochu is a must-try.

        You can see pictures of most of these items here:
        http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/2006/10/frenzy-sushi-super-post-costa-mesa-ca.html

        For a more traditional twist on things, Sushi Shibucho on 19th, just a few blocks away from Frenzy, is excellent.

        I would avoid the following places in Costa Mesa: Sushi Zen, Sushi Sho, Ten Asian Bistro (actually not in Costa Mesa but by John Wayne Airport, but so bad I had to add it to the list), and Fushion Sushi. Sushi Wave and Kura Sushi are ok, but if your friend is from Las Vegas, he/she will likely be unimpressed. If you find yourself in Irvine, Maizuru on Alton is probably the best out of all the Irvine sushi bars.

        Please let me know how your Frenzy visit goes!

        - Chubbypanda

        http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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          stormin norman Oct 26, 2006 05:38 PM

          Hi Chubbypanda,
          Thanks for the great suggestions.I'm anxious to try Sushi Frenzy..the last time my sushi craving friend came to town ,I took him to Wasa in the Marketplace and it was a complete disaster...the food was mediocre at best...any thoughts on Ikko Sushi in Costa Mesa. http://blogs.ocregister.com/foodfrenz...

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            Chubbypanda Oct 26, 2006 06:54 PM

            Nope, other than "Want! Want!"

            Sounds like they offer much fancier fare than Frenzy, which is more my choice for a nice place to get-together with friends. I still gotta try the dining "experiences" at Ikko, Wasabi, and Bluefin. They're in a separate classd entirely, according to the reviews.

            - Chubbypanda

            http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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              Chubbypanda Oct 26, 2006 09:22 PM

              Whoops, almost forgot. Ask the chefs at Frenzy if they have matsutake mushrooms. If they do, they'll serve it in the traditional teapot soup style.

              - Chubbypanda

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          geat Oct 26, 2006 03:44 PM

          Panda, I heard they had an all u can eat for 18 or 19 bucks. I wonder how that would compare to Joe's in Buena Park. Any thoughts?

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            Chubbypanda Oct 26, 2006 05:21 PM

            Haven't made it to Joe's yet. Sorry. =(

            But, all you can eat is always good. =)

            I just wasn't that impressed with the quality. Don't get me wrong, it's ok. It's just not a place I'd go out of my way to go back to. Don't take just my word for it though. It's been a while, so my memories are fuzzy. If you go and think it's good, I'll go again and do a review. (^_^)

            - Chubbypanda

            http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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