Restaurant Review #45: Asakuma, West LA

At first, I thought deliverable sushi was a great idea. Then, I was skeptical of this place for being willing to deliver sushi, as non-fresh sushi makes me want to throw up. I decided to have a friend get some for take-out one night. I ordered a yellowtail scallion roll, a spicy tuna roll, and a pickle roll. I got a spicy yellowtail roll, a spicy tuna roll, and a pickle roll. They were all better than grocery store sushi (where the fish is so chewy and wrong that I won't touch the stuff) but not as good as real restaurant sushi (no big surprise). And I really wished they would have gotten my order right. Two spicy rolls is too many. Actually, one spicy roll is too many. I'm kind of over spicy rolls. Especially when they are made spicy with chili oil and not with spicy mayonaisse (though I'm not a mayo fan either).

Verdict: If you must take your sushi home, why not get it from a better place?

11701 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Anonymous said...

I have had Asakuma delivered many times, but never again. The last time I had it, it was chewy and I held back from throwing up. It might be what happens later in the evening. When I don't want to go out, I now have it delivered from Sushi Sho on Montana. It's good D.

Anonymous said...

As for the original post comment, I have to agree... sushi is something that should be eaten fresh, preferably right when it is made. But the main Asakuma restaurant on Wilshire and Barrington is marvelous. I've never been disappointed after eating there.

Anonymous said...

this place is horrible. Horrible service. horrible food. I am disgusted that I had to pay for such an experience.