My brother took me to K-Zo this past week for my birthday which was in April. This is a Sushi, Sake and Small Plates place in the heart of downtown Culver City. We got there at 6 pm and we watched the Sushi Chef at work.
We both decided to do the "Omakase" which meant we left everything to the Chef. We chose the 6-course menu which started with an Amuse Bouche then a Kyuten Mori (9 petite appetizers; all seafood), followed by a Chef's choice of Sashimi Salad. Not too long ago, I wasn't into eating raw fish but if people just give it a chance they could learn to love it. The secret is it definitely has to be fresh and that's the key word. How many times have you heard that fish should not have an unpleasant odor. They were all silky smooth and just delicious. I complained to Gary that the oyster was so nice that it just slipped through my throat and I was unable to taste the uni and caviar on top of it, so when he ate his oyster, he made sure he positioned his uni on his tongue to get the taste before swallowing the juicy oyster.
We had a choice of Grilled Filet Mignon Steak or Suzuki, Braised Chilean Sea Bass. Since we are both "equal opportunity" diners, we picked the meat. The filet was super tender and we inhaled that as well. The fifth course was Sushi; 3 pieces of Nigiri and a Roll, all of which were as good as the rest of the meal. For dessert, we ordered an Apple Tatin with ice cream and the K-ZO Purple Sweet Potato Parfait. Gary and I enjoyed both desserts; they were a great finale to a very enjoyable meal.
K-ZO is located at 9240 Culver Blvd. in Culver City, California. It's in my GPS and it won't be deleted because I know I will be visiting this restaurant again in the near future.