The verdict: Ken Oringer definitely has a creative take on Japanese food – it’s fusion-esque. The tuna poke appetizer was great, the chirashi and desserts not bad, and the kobe short ribs had good flavor but were WAY too tough. “What a waste of Kobe” said my dinner companions who ordered this dish.
Here’s the pictoral representation.
Spicy Shrimp Salad with cucumber, mango, lime & chili
Fish Taco with grilled halibut, avocado cream, and tomato salsa (add $7)
“Taco Surf is better.”
(Taco Surf is a cheap taco joint in LA that sells $2.50 tacos)
Scottish salmon with Chinese black bean sauce ($17)
“What a waste of Kobe.”
“Whole Foods and Harvest Coop’s take on Chirashi”
Yuzu Curd with lychee
Strawberries and Coconut Tapioca Parfait
All in all, having dinner at Uni during Restaurant Week is not bad, as long as you don’t mind non-traditional takes on Sushi and you don’t order the Kobe!!! (Or if you like tough meat then that’s OK too, since the flavor of the Kobe was pretty good).
A nice touch was the $20 gift card they gave us at the end of the meal. Service was good, and the mixed drinks were kinda fun (though the wine by the glass was a bit expensive – $12-$17 a glass!) I ordered green tea in a pot ($6) and it was excellent.
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