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Best Miso-Glazed Black Cod?

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AlabasterDisaster Mar 12, 2007 11:07 AM

This is my wife's new favorite dish, especially the one at Asakuma in WLA. Can anyone recommend other versions? Thanks!

  1. tony michaels Mar 12, 2007 11:33 AM

    Beacon in Culver City always did a nice version of this fish. Maybe check with them to make sure it is still on the menu if you decide to go.

    Updated Edit to post: Still on the menu - http://www.beacon-la.com/menu-lunch.php

    1. ipsedixit Mar 12, 2007 11:36 AM

      R23 or Matsuhisa.

      Maison Akira in Pasadena also does a fine version.

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        yakinikker Mar 12, 2007 11:45 AM

        Youl should give I-naba, in Torrance, a try.

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          Quesera Mar 12, 2007 12:45 PM

          Matsuhisa, hands down. Never had one that retained the perfect texture with the flavor. IT's like dessert. Hope to get it last and get two!

          1. DanaB Mar 12, 2007 12:58 PM

            Funny you should ask this question today! I just had a very delicious version of miso black cod last night at Katsuya in Brentwood.

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              moeberg Mar 12, 2007 01:07 PM

              nobu malibu's version is pretty darn good. i'm partial to the off-the-menu version - smaller pieces served in lettuce cups with some sort of filo-like noodle crunchy thing on top.

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                silverlakebodhisattva Mar 12, 2007 02:26 PM

                Gen and/or Izayoi, for a much smaller $$$$ than Matsuhisa. Also, although I haven't tried the miso cod there yet, based on their miso eggplant, I'm going to hazard a prediction that if Takumi has it, it's really good there.

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                  Debbie W Mar 12, 2007 04:42 PM

                  I second the version at Izayoi.

                2. lvgoodfood Mar 12, 2007 03:44 PM

                  I have tried this dish at many diferent Japanese restaurants, Nobu Matsuhisa has just the best in my opinion. Always the right texture, and the right flavor. Actually that's were I tried it first, and never had it as good anywhere else.

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                    kjs Mar 12, 2007 04:03 PM

                    i have not eaten there in a couple years but i tell ya, while eating matsuhisa's black cod it was like for one moment , time stood still, did not hear the usual wall of noise in that place, if my friends were talking to me, i did not hear them, i took a bite and then immediately looked down at what remained....would the others think i'm a pig if i inhale the remaining piece in one bite...can i change my order and get this 4 orders of this devine dish....even for dessert ?!?!?!

                    yes...they make great miso black cod...or at least they did a year or so ago !

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                      ipsedixit Mar 12, 2007 04:04 PM

                      Your post makes me want to go ... TONIGHT!

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                      MeowMixx Mar 12, 2007 04:23 PM

                      I so completely agree with you.........

                    3. Dommy Mar 12, 2007 04:44 PM

                      My friend also loves it, I've had it all over the place. My favorite by far was Orris...

                      --Dommy!

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                        Jonah Mar 12, 2007 05:12 PM

                        Mori was my favorite until I went to Hamakawa downtown, it's just as good and about half the price. I had it at Beacon and thought it was pretty average.

                        1. choctastic Mar 12, 2007 07:12 PM

                          If you're in OC, Fukada makes a good miso black cod but I haven't had it in a while.

                          1. chica Mar 12, 2007 07:12 PM

                            I have to reiterate what some have been saying...Matsuhisa surpasses any other miso black cod I have ever, ever eaten.

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                              rvd72 Apr 6, 2007 12:14 AM

                              i also like the one at matsuhisa / nobu but the last one i had at nobu malibu was a little bit too sweet.

                              i took some pictuers from that night at http://www.danpaik.com/gallery/2587190 including the black cod miso. i tried to post those pictures here but it didn't work for some reason.

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