Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hide Sushi

I've been on a blogging hiatus as of late. I've had some technical difficulties with my camera. I've just been feeling like the pics are subpar and so haven't been as motivated to post pics. I'm in the market for a better camera, but darn these things can get expensive if you're looking for a good one. Anyways, on to the food as usual...

So I went Hide Sushi a long time ago when I was in college. At that time, I don't think I really appreciated real sushi. I was new to the raw fish deal so I think I liked rolls better. But nowadays I can definitely call myself a fan of real sushi, minus the uni, sweet shrimp, etc. That I have yet to develop a real appreciation for. Until re-discovering Hide I didn't have a good go-to sushi place that was affordable. My go-to sushi place was Crazy Fish for rolls, but when I had a hankering for the real deal I just went without. After some yelping I found Hide again and decided to give it a go.

They do offer hot dishes in addition to sushi and some rolls.

As you can see, the sushi is priced quite affordably.

Standard miso soup, nothing too special.

Some salted cabbage stuff, again not that special. These things come when you order a dinner set and not just sushi.

Mmmm, now for the good stuff! From left to right: spicy tuna roll, yellowtail roll, salmon, and eel. All so delicious. Just getting hungry thinking about it. The yellowtail roll is particularly impressive. Just tastes fresh and very subtley flavorful with the scallions. The salmon is pretty good, but Dumpling Man is not that impressed. The eel is perfectly sweet and delicately crisp in all the right places.

This is Dumpling Man's favorite: albacore. They do it particularly well here for some reason. And you get to pour ur own ponzu sauce.

I'm not that big a fan of the hot food here. The chicken teriyaki was sorta dry, the beef was better but neither that impressive. Good dishes to fill up your stomache so you don't go broke on the sushi.

Overall I am a big fan of Hide becuz the sushi is so fresh and the price is very very RIGHT. Most people I've talked to agree that Hide is good for its location, price and quality. Obviously you'll prob find better sushi in Little Tokyo or Torrance, but when it comes to the Westside, we take what we can get! One person, who's name I shall not mention, has compared Hide sushi to that one could obtain from your local supermarket, like Ralph's. This person obviously is a gigantic boob when it comes to food and prefers his/her sushi to be served on warm rice, which in my opinion spoils the delicious rawness of sushi. It's a wonder why I continue to be friends with this person. But who knows, maybe warm sushi rice is appropriate for certain types of fish. I certainly cannot appreciate it. Anybody have any comments on this??


Anonymous said...

who needs a new camera when you've got pretty decent macro shots like those? in any case, i like how the plate of sushi came out, complete with the little plastic piece of fake grass. very autentico. but thanks for the tip...i'll have to go. for your next culinary adventure, might i suggest a visit to sushi central on overland--dude was on bobby flay's spicy tuna roll throwdown.

JN at November 11, 2009 at 2:39 PM said...

i think you took to me here back when you were in college. i remember thinking it was decent sushi at a good price. not sure if it is anything to write home about, but i can't remember anymore. good to know that Dumpling Man appreciates albacore. i love albacore!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to beat Hide Sushi in terms of quality and price. It was definitely one of my favorite sushi restaurants when I was at UCLA.

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