Sushi Sasabune @ 12400 Wilshire Avenue
My boyfriend and I came back to Sasabune for some major sushi craving after seeing “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” If you’re a sushi lover, I recommend watching that!
We went with a few of our old favorites, such as seared baby tuna. I didn’t enjoy the fish as much this time. For some reason it wasn’t as flavorful.
The Salmon was great. Fresh. I love the little clear seaweed on top, which I thought helped bring out the taste of the fish. The sesame seeds were a bit much, but didn’t really bother me.
Yellowtail is another one of my favorite fishes. Look how nice and shiny the fish is!
We decided to try the sweet shrimp. Not my favorite. The texture was really gooey and weird. I’ll pass on Amaebi next time.
Sasabune cooks the shrimp head separately. This was pretty darn good. It was so crunchy and perfectly seasoned. Next time, my boyfriend can eat the body and I’ll munch on the head haha.
The green mussels were only about $4.50 per order. SushiStop is $3 and the quality is much lower. Shockingly, this is a really good deal here!
Mmm. My favorite. Fatty Tuna. Sasabune’s quality is definitely one of the best in all of LA. I’ve order it elsewhere and it doesn’t melt in your mouth like it does here.
My first time ordering the butterfish and it was delish! It’s cooked and doused in something similar to eel sauce.
I normally don’t like Salmon Skin, but it was good here. I liked the crunchy skin a lot. The tuna was also fresh. I was pretty full by this point but still ate my fair share.
Last but not least, the Eel handroll. You’ll never find any of my sushi meals missing Eel :)
Another solid experience. It was quite busy this time. Last time we came there were only a few other tables. This time, it was packed full and some people were waiting as we left. Maybe word got out. At the end of the night, we thought we over ate a bit, but we couldn’t help ourselves. Service was excellent. Definitely a restaurant I’ll visit again and again!
– Charmin Bear T