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Chiba Sushi Review & Photo:

Hypnotic23 Jul 10, 2011 08:56 AM

I had such an amazing dinner experience at Chiba's last night, had to share with this board.

I made sure to sit in Shug's section (owner & master sushi chef of Chiba's)

As you sit down your greeted with a complimentary salad.

I started with some yellow tail belly & an order of blue fin tuna sushi, both amazing.

I continued my sushi adventure and tried some salmon belly with black xavier on top, melts in your mouth!

From there I had an order an appetizer of green mussels and an order of Toro sushi.

The guy next to meet was eating these roasted nuts which he offered me and I tasted one, I forgot the name, similar to a hot pistachio.

I would get these as a starter next visit.

The other couple next to me ordered some jumpo scallops imported from Japan, looked tasty.

From here I ordered a scallop hand roll and chose to go with one roll, a crunchy shrimp roll.

For lovers of rolls I saw him make a lobster & king crab roll, he pulled out the biggest lobster tail & crab ever to assemble this dish.

It sure looked good and I will have to try that as well in the future.

To end this amazing meal he suggested this, see photo, UNI (Sea Urchin) with 3 eggs, best dish I've had yet!

All this ran me with tip $90.00

Give it a try, on Saticoy in North Hollywood.

Cheers,

Stuart

 
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    Isamu Kihara Jul 10, 2011 07:26 PM

    Secret is out. My father started to go to Chibas when Shig's Dad started the restaurant. Shig is one of the more skilled and personable sushi chefs in Los Angeles. I am always amazed at his patience in explaining the kind of fish he has prepared and how to eat it. Keep up the good work Shig.

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    Chiba Japanese Restaurant
    11713 Saticoy St, North Hollywood, CA 91605

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      ming Jul 10, 2011 09:51 PM

      Is Shig the gentleman that works by himself behind the smaller sushi bar?

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      emosbaugh Jul 14, 2011 05:02 PM

      Also really like this place. It's my Aki replacement on the east side and a little bit cheaper to boot.

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      Aki Restaurant
      11513 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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        sablouwho Jul 14, 2011 05:06 PM

        Great place--was taken there about 10 years ago by an ex-BF. Ditched the guy, but kept the sushi! It's far from where I live in WLA so I don't go often but I'm glad to hear it's still going strong!

        1. liu Jul 14, 2011 05:36 PM

          This is a nice report, Stuart!

          I also like Chiba a lot, although the parking can be a challenge.

          Chiba can be everything to everyone. I have seen families sitting at the bar and the chef will cater to the children. I have seen hungry patrons order huge rolls, and I have seen traditional sushi eaters served exquisite pieces of very fresh fish with delicate toppings.

          I prefer the more traditional approach, and I have never been disappointed. Even if my neighbors are enjoying a different style, the chefs are adeptly capable of adjusting to the style and preferences of the customer. This is not a one-style-fits-all sushi bar.

          They also have an extensive selection, and the chefs are helpful with their recommendations.

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            oudshmood Aug 17, 2013 11:02 PM

            amazing - their belly cuts are incredible, best i've had in LA - other places belly cuts are usually horrendous, if they even have them at all... try the spicy shrimp crunch cut roll next time too...

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