Alas, what used to be a great noodle place called Yashima at Olympic Collection closed down because of the terrible food they were serving after the owner change. In it’s place has opened another Japanese restaurant called Morinoya.
First of all, they have changed the layout of the place for the better. There is a new counter area. However, this is not a sushi bar, just a counter for people to eat at.
On my last trip, because this location used to be a great noodle place, I tried their Zaru Soba. Unfortunately, it was mediocre at best and the dipping sauce was too sweet for my taste. On this trip, I ordered a Hiyayakko (cold tofu) appetizer for $5.50 as shown below.
This dish includes the usual garnish but also added was some celery. I’ve never had Hiyayakko with celery before. Actually, although not very traditional, it was a nice change of pace and I liked it.
Next, I got the assorted Sushi Platter for $19, which comes with 7 nigiri and one roll. Frankly, I was not impressed by the freshness or arrangement of the sushi. The only good thing I can say about it is the reasonable price.
All in all, there are a ton of other stuff here that I’d like to try to give them a fair review. However, I wouldn’t come here specifically for the sushi or noodle.
11301 W. Olympic Blvd. #210
Los Angeles, CA 90064