Sushi Zo, anyone been recently?
what are your thoughts?
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Yes. Very recently. It was my second time and pretty much like my first time. The place was kind of dead (how do they survive?) They're a little on the bossy side and fairly charmless. The food comes quickly (you want a 30 minute omakase? This is the place. My friend said "it's like cocaine, except 100 bucks of blow will last longer". )
Compared to Mori? Mori is more personable. No, make that MUCH more personable. The service at Zo is so indifferent as to make you wonder if they really want you there at all. Odd.
Sushi? Sushi is great. Compared to Mori - Zo is all nigiri, nothing cooked (at least the lunchtime didn't). And it is "sauced" with more variations than Mori. If it's all about sauce, Zo would win.
I still lean toward Mori, more so since my last visit. But Zo is a nice change of pace. Even though the service is unusual.
I'm not sure they're more diverse, but since I tgo to Mori so much - it appears that way. In that they have fish I haven't had at Mori.
But I've had fish at Mori I haven't had at Zo. One of my favs @ Mori is barracuda. And the slight char they put on it. I don't remember two kinds of uni at Zo. Or needlefish.
My point is - if I went to Zo a lot, then to Mori - and tasted new fish - would I think Mori was more diverse?
I've seen a lot of chefs at Mori; Bruce Marder, Josiah Citrin, Alain Giraud. And painters. And the sweetest girl in the world works there. I fall in love a little everytime.