Shiki – Beverly Hills

SHIKI - Beverly Hills

Shiki Beverly Hills

Last month, I was invited to the premiere of what promises to be one of the optimum sushi restaurants in all of Los Angeles.

Located in the space formerly occupied by Enoteca Drago, Shiki Beverly Hills, prepares authentic Washoku cuisine using time-honored, traditional Japanese cooking methods and techniques, bringing out the natural essence of the freshest, wildest, most seasonal flavors sourced locally and from Japan. Washoku respects the natural beauty of the changing seasons by highlighting seasonable wild ingredients. At the helm of Shiki is Tokyo educated Chef Shigenori Fujimoto, previously of Matsuhisa and two Michelin Star Asanebo.

I cannot even begin to explain what an utter joy attending the Shiki premiere night was. It goes without saying that the food is incomparable; I cannot even properly “review” it because everything, from the sake to the fresh ginger to every little sushi piece was utterly perfection. Shiki is the kind of place one patronizes when one yearns for a luxurious, authentic Japanese dining experience.

Enough waxing poetic, though, and on with the fishes!


SHIKI - Beverly Hills
Sake, please



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
About 3 seconds before the vultures descended upon it

SHIKI - Beverly Hills

SHIKI - Beverly Hills



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
Masters at their art



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
just tip it over into my waiting mouth already



SHIKI - Beverly Hills



SHIKI - Beverly Hills



SHIKI - Beverly Hills - Real Wagyu Beef
Authentic wagyu beef from Japan.



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
The Force is strong with this one.



SHIKI - Beverly Hills



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
plate of heaven right here



SHIKI - Beverly Hills - Green Tea Pudding
silken green tea tofu



SHIKI - Beverly Hills - Uni
Uni, the light of my life



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
So sleek, so fair! What a joy to meet! We only wish To catch a fish, So juicy-sweet!



SHIKI - Beverly Hills
Wagyu, mushrooms, onion & asparagus


SHIKI - Beverly Hills
red bean paste & strawberries

The place was PACKED; Americans and Japanese alike filled the restaurant from wall to wall. Even NHK, a mostly Japanese spoken network was in tow and interviewed yours truly on camera. I looked like a goon, and the real star was the food anyway. Within five seconds of the sushi chefs setting down a new platter of scrumptious sushi, guests were snatching them up as if they would be the last sushi on earth. Who could blame us, really, with quality like that being presented for our full-on smashing pleasure?

Shiki Beverly Hills
410 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.888.0036
http://shikibeverlyhills.com

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