Don’t you hate those unadventurous dining companions who still aren’t hip to eating raw fish? It’s a travesty when you must forgo sushi restaurants just to eat with these philistine friends. But at Hokusai, you can eat your raw sea urchin and the cooked food connoisseurs can select from a full kitchen menu. Shira Lazar takes us in.
Owner Edward Yoon makes sure only the freshest fish is used, either cooked or raw. And for another special treat let Chef Charlie Nagase, who trained under the original Iron Chef, customize the meal to your very specific tastes. Tell him your likes and dislikes and let him design the courses for you. Slip your fish-phobic friends a tiny taste. Hint: California rolls are the entry drug to the world of sushi.
8400 Wilshire Blvd / at North Gale Drive
Miracle Mile/ Los Angeles