Last time I visited this restaurant, I didn’t have much sushi because this a “Fusion” place, as the name implies. But since this is a sushi review blog, I decided that this time, I’ll order more sushi.
For my main course, I decided to get the Sushi Combo (above – $14.95), which is basically Zip’s Nigiri sushi combo plate. The price is very reasonable, and you get plenty for your money. The fish was fresh but there was something strange about the way the nigiri was prepared.
As you can see from the close-up above, the Nigiri is prepared with a microscopic sized rice. I’ve never seen anything like this before. It really doesn’t make the taste very different, but it makes it very hard to pick up with chopsticks. I found that you need to squeeze the fish and wrap it around the rice, as shown in the picture above. This strange Nigiri was not to my taste but if you’re on some type of low carb diet, this might be the ticket for you.
Looking to see if anything else here was real Japanese style, I tried their Cold Soba as shown above. First off, the it comes with what would normally be 2 portions. It was too much Soba for me. Also, their Soba is not the traditional Japanese style Soba. However, it was acceptable and the dipping sauce was good.
All in all, don’t come here for any traditional Japanese food. What you’ll find here is really “fusion” as the name says. It’s good food if that’s what you want.
Zip Fusion (Downtown)
744 East 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner: M-Th 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight