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this koreatown sushi restaurant has flying squid, and a $60 omakase

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this koreatown sushi restaurant has flying squid, and a $60 omakase

name of restaurant: sushi one or sushi hitotsu, which is restaurant shorthand for “one for the sushi bar.” the restaurant has been open for a little more than a year.who’s cooking: chef-owner in wook chun, though he goes by his japanese name, hitoshi. he’s half-korean, half-japanese, was raised in glendale, and is now the owner of a koreatown sushi bar. he’s worked at restaurants across greater los angeles, includuing kanda sushi in thousand oaks, and club 33, the exclusive restaurant inside disneyland; he’s also cooked at pinot bistro, hamasaku, and gonpachi in beverly hills, where he became executive chef. sushi one is very much his show — he does the shopping every morning, and mans the sushi bar every day except sunday.where you are: on the same block as here’s looking at you. the space is small and efficiently decorated, just the sushi bar and a row of tables, with a couple of choice images on the walls — a cresting wave and a giant fish — painted by toshi’s wife, areum. the ambiance feels less solemn than that of a traditional sushi bar. toshi and his team are young and energetic. they’re as likely to wear backward caps as sushi chef hats; they communicate cheerfully with customers and with each other.what you should eat: the $60 omakase is an excellent deal, with about 10 to 12 pieces of nigiri and a few prepared dishes — typically miso soup, salad, shishito peppers, and a red clam chawanmushi, the savory steamed egg custard of your dreams. th...