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Just a couple of photos of some delicious seasonal treasures from Shunji these days.

Kegani with kani miso dipping sauce. Ridiculously good.

Matsutake soup and Matsutake rice. Absurdly delicious.

Also delicious that night was the kohada sushi (braided), o-toro sushi, and shira ebi. Tiny white shrimp. Sweet and takes about 20 or so to make 1 piece of nigiri.

 
 
 
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  1. Winter update:

    -Live spiny lobster 3 ways: tartare with white truffles and black truffles from burgundy, sashimi, and tempura.

    -Dungeness crab kani miso

    -Toro shabu shabu. Looked like prime steak. So good I couldn't resist eating several raw.

    -Matsutake mushrooms, kinki, shrimp, and chestnuts roasted on pine needles. Gorgeous display of winter. Shunji tells me last week for matsutake.

     
     
     
     
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    1. re: Porthos

      Outstanding winter lineup.
      Live spiny lobster 3 ways? Mercy.
      Shunji was the highlight of my trip to LA last month. I need to go back.
      Thanks for the update!

      1. re: steve h.

        Once he gets to know your tastes, it gets even better.

        1. re: Porthos

          That's what I figured.

          On a different tack, I instinctively feel protective of small, jewel-box places like Shunji's shop. Keeping his overhead (rent) low was brilliant. I look forward to many repeat visits.

      2. re: Porthos

        Nice report back! That ise ebi will prompt me to make another reservation, post haste...

        1. re: J.L.

          Looking forward to your photos as always.

        2. re: Porthos

          Damn, can I order the lobster with truffles off the menu and that toro shabu shabu, or do I have to go through the whole omakase meal ? Wow, those two dishes along with teh kegani sound great, if he's still serving the kegani that is.

          HOw much did hte lobster dish run you if it was not part of an omakase, the lobster 3 ways i mean.

          1. re: kevin

            The lobster was part of an omakase which included the opening set of 11 bites (snapper noodles, pomano, ankimo, potato with blue cheese, prosciutto wrapped blue crab, herring egg, cod roe, smoked baby conch, shrimp stuffed with sweet potato, quail egg, ginko nut), then lobster, then half a dungeness crab with kani miso, then toro shabu, then matsutake dish, then about 5 pieces of sushi. Omakase was 120pp last night. No kegani.

            Opening set:

             
            1. re: Porthos

              If I'm not mistaken in relative terms that not bad for 120 bucks for all of that including the toro shabu shabu and that dope lobster presentation.

              You may only get a couple dishes plus then a dozen or so single pieces of sushi at Kiriko for that price.