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My quick sushi Zo experience

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xoxohh Oct 8, 2010 05:07 PM

Please don't get me wrong. We were so excited to go back to Zo, since it's been about 2 years since our last meal there. We've read such great things of late and were really looking forward. Called and made a reservation at the bar for 7:30. Arrived on time and the bar was full, except for 2 ends seats. Keizo (owner) gave us a very unwelcoming glance. We then asked the gal in front if those are the only 2 seats available. The thought of sitting up against the wall, not in front of Keizo really turned us off. She didn't seem to understand what I was asking. Another employee translated to her what we were asking and she explained those were the only 2 seats. We sat and really didn't feel pampered or welcomed in the least, so we got up and left. No one seemed to care. Ended up at Kiriko on Sawtelle for an omakase. Owner Ken-san was a delight. We had omakase and really enjoyed everything, albeit expensive at $152.00 for the two of us, sushi only. Live and learn.

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Kiriko
11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  1. Servorg RE: xoxohh Oct 8, 2010 05:39 PM

    I think you got away for $100 less than the two of you would have spent at Zo. I have heard so many stories about Keizo being surly or at least not very warm. I guess his personality doesn't grate on me. I like Kiriko too.

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    Kiriko
    11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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      kevin RE: Servorg Oct 8, 2010 09:49 PM

      Yeah, it would have been at least 130 to 140 per for Sushi Zo. Once my friend went in, and even thought it wasn't full was basically forced into sitting at a table.

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      Sushi Zo
      9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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