West Hollywood: Sushi and More at the Izakaya by Katsu-ya
Although we were close to a new dumplings spot, we wanted something just a tad more traditional.
This street is famous for the spicy tuna crispy rice. I feel like it originated here on West Third so of course had to get that.
I wanted some greens so we got a seaweed salad. I could have eaten this by myself.
We tried the miso soup with both clams and mushrooms. I liked the one with clams more.
The shrimp shumai are so cute and tiny. We could have used two orders of this.
We also had the gyoza. These were the standard size and filling.
The agadeshi tofu was great! It was perfectly creamy in the middle.
I went really basic with our sushi and chose just a bunch of yellowtail and salmon.
I liked the scallops with a touch of citrus. It helped cut down the fattiness of the cooking technique (yes, they were oily). We loved the spinach.
I thought we needed more veggies but the tempura was just okay. I was excited to see asparagus but the batter was a just a bit too thick. But Izakaya was open late and I couldn’t quibble too much. I’ll just stick to my favorite tempura in Little Tokyo next time.
Overall it was a good meal and we’ll be back!
8420 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048 — (323) 782-9536