Shibucho on beverly
anyone been recently ?
what are your thoiughts ?
still good as ever ?
Was there a few weeks ago. Did not have the omakase, but the sushi was fabulously fresh. I don't have many other benchmarks to compare it to from the neighborhood, as there is such a dearth of good sushi restaurants in the SL/EP hoods (imho). I'd say its the Go's Mart of the eastside of town. The clientele, on that friday evening, was leaning more hipster, most likely a reflection of the neighborhood. But still definitely make reservations ahead if you'd like to sit at the sushi bar and let Shige san do his thing!
My friends and I (four of us, one who is Japanese and a regular) asked the chef to just do his thing on a sushi sampling with two appetizers each. The first appetizer was warm mackerel in a light vinegar sauce - delicious - although it might not appeal to those who aren't fond of oily fish; and the second were scallops in a cream sauce. Both dishes were cooked. We then each had about 8 or 10 pieces of sushi, running the gamut from toro to yellowtail to sweet shrimp. We did have two bottles of cold sake among the four of us - and the bill came to about $130 per person. We don't dare venture into Shige's wine world, the last time we did that, the bill was almost double that!
double that ? i thought the bill would be easily triple that with the dope wines.
definitely if you go again order their eggplant parm too, i know it sounds crazy but it's beyond exceptional.
i've never tried the scallops in cream sauce, maybe i'll have to order that next time too.
yeah, i never see people ordering sake, there but a lot do drink wine. i did have wine by the glass a few times so that was relatively decently priced at 10 to 12 bucks a glass.