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surprising delicious asakuma sushi in moorpark (thousand oaks area)

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Most Mondays, I have a meeting in Newbury Park and finding a great restauant nearby can be a task. Someone mentioned a new restaurant, Asakuma Sushi that just opened in Moorpark and said it was surprisingly delicious. So I gave it a try and was very surprised at how really good it was.

I had the special roll with rock shrimp & lobster tempura (#23 I think) that was just amazing...much better than anything at Katsuya or dare I say it, Nobu. Sometimes, finding a surprise like this in an unlikely place like Moorpark is very, very cool.

Asakuma Sushi
718 E. Los Angeles Ave. B-7
Moorpark, CA 93021
805-552-0806

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Katsuya Hollywood
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nobu
11357 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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  1. Apparently the name of this restaurant is "Asakuma Sushi & Chinese":

    http://www.decadeonline.com/fac.phtml...

    Did you happen to try any of the Chinese dishes?

    1. Sushi and Chinese? That is a deal breaker.

      I don't get the whole Japanese / Chinese food combo that some places serve. Anybody else think that is weird?

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      1. re: bsquared2

        Me, for one. You might find good sushi but it's pretty unlikely. More likely a mass-produced sushi-like comestible.

        There seem to be a number of Japanese-named places around that are Chinese-owned and -staffed. Not overly impressed with the one I tried.

        1. re: Akitist

          I realize that there are dishes in Japanese cuisine that are were originally influenced by China, but I don't think Sushi is one of them.

        2. re: bsquared2

          "Anybody else think that is weird?"

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          Not so much weird, just a (usually) depressing effort to be all things to all people. Or at least more things to more people.

          But the OP was so enthusiastic about the sushi, I was curious what they thought of the Chinese dishes.

          1. re: Peripatetic

            the op lost me at "lobster tempura"...

          2. re: bsquared2

            Actually it's typically a warning sign that neither is very good. However, there are occasional exceptions.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/762536

            1. re: Chandavkl

              But it's "better than anything at Katsuya".

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              Katsuya Hollywood
              6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028