Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Thread well-wrapped cuisine into lunch or dinner plans with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and drinks at Sushi Hirosuke in Encino.
Sushi Hirosuke’s raw fish thaumaturges whisk taste buds to uncharted territories with more than 50 sushi rolls of varying sizes and complexities. Tempura flakes erupt from the seaweed paper surface of the shrimp tempura roll ($13) as lava-like streams of spicy mayo and eel sauce run down its surface toward waiting plates and scale models of Pompeii. The enigmatically christened Hanna #1 fuses spicy tuna and whitefish tempura to avocado slices and swirls of mild mayo criss-crossing its surface ($14). Traditional rolls prepared in hand-rolled and cut varieties grace the tips of tongues with simple and sumptuous sensations. Chefs slice and dice creations into existence at an intimate bar with limited seating, preparing rolls with Model-T-like efficiency and F150-like thickness before diner’s approving eyes.
Sushi Hirosuke’s seasoned chefs whisk taste buds to uncharted territories with a menu of traditional Japanese plates and more than 50 sushi rolls of varying sizes and complexities. Tempura flakes erupt from the seaweed-paper surface of the shrimp tempura roll as lava-like streams of spicy mayo and eel sauce run down its surface toward waiting plates and scale models of Pompeii. Chopsticks pencil-dive into Japanese plates such as chicken teriyaki, and jugs of hot sake grace tables in varieties such as Ozeki dry, Hakutsuru, and unfiltered nigori. Chefs slice and dice creations into existence at an intimate bar, preparing rolls with Model T–like efficiency and F-150–like thickness before diners’ approving eyes.
17237 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, California 91316