Ueru Ka Mu in Tarzana
Has anyone been here? any comments? thanks
The cooked food is good, and there is a big variety. The sushi is mediocre to bad. I think it is overpriced, and the sushi quality is low. I generally go to Shibuya and Little Brother's for sushi. Uera Ka Mu's sushi is equal to or a tad above Crazy Tokyo Sushi, which I find barely edible. The fish is very fishy, and the sushi chefs are young and unskilled. The rice falls apart before you can eat it.
If you like Japanese cooked food/bar food, try it, but stay away from the sushi. I spent $70 there for 2 for mediocre sushi and okay bar food.
I'm very sorry to hear this report. In the mid '90's, this was a weekly visit for us. We thought the sushi was excellent and very much enjoyed the variety of cooked dishes. The two brothers who were the sushi chefs showed real skill with their knives and the sushi and sashimi were always impeccable.
Most of the times we ate there, we were surrounded by what we perceived as sophisticated Japanese clientele we knew good sushi and were willing to travel to get it. We only stopped going when we thought the pricing got a little out of hand; but never the quality.
If you say the sushi chefs are young and unskilled, I can only assume that Kay and his brother must have moved on, since, although they looked young back in the day, they would by now have been doing this for at least 15 years.