• Kosher • Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
Sushi Monday at Next Door!
Been meaning to check this out for a while and it did not disappoint. Started with a very refreshing peanut and cucumber salad. I always say anyone can throw a steak on the grill, but when you can take simple ingredients like peanuts and cucumbers, and turn them into an exciting dish, you're really doing something right. Mint, cilantro, and Thai basil all tied together with a layered ponzu - peanut sauce.
The fried eggplant starter was unlike anything I've had before. This was really an eggplant steak, served with a tamarind miso sauce and some chili to give it a slight kick. Once again just taking an eggplant and turning it into something special.
On to the actual sushi. Nigiri was truly melt in your mouth. We had the hamachi, seared salmon, and albacore. All sublime! For the rolls we went really unique with the Dos Locos which was hamachi with kohlrabi for crunch, and crispy pickled beets, and topped with a lemon albacore tartare type thing. Not your pedestrian spicy tuna roll. Talking about not your pedestrian roll you’ve got to try the Fomo. Mushrooms and asparagus standing in for your usual avocado and cucumber, with beef tartare inside, and beef carpaccio outside, with sesame oil and chipotle aioli tying it together. Wow. If you haven't had this then Fomo indeed!
Finally we had to get the Japanese Buns. Spectacular! These were specially made mini buns stuffed with deep flavored shredded teriyaki short ribs. So good!
We ended the meal with their famous Malabi. You gotta get it!