When people use the phrases “Mom & Pop” and “hole-in-the-wall” when describing restaurants, they are exaggerating. Well, not in this case. On the outside, this place looks like a dump. And so does the inside. In fact, it looks like an episode of “Hoarders” with some very strange items like a backward running clock on the wall.
There is a micro sushi bar with 6 stools where you can basically look at a low wall, instead of the sushi chef. Now, let me be perfectly clear. There are 6 seats inside the restaurant. There are no other seats inside. They have a table outside but I’m not counting that as seating.
There are very “Japanese” translated signs explaining how to eat sushi properly, and other instructions to ignore. The nigiri sushi is pricey considering the ambiance, or lack thereof, but everything was prepared properly and tasted as they should.
As you can see, we have a variety of nigiri sushi, and even decided to try a roll to see how that would come out.
If you’re wondering how this place can stay in business, I assume the 2 people working were the owners and the sushi was $87 and with desert and tax, the total was $126. So don’t come here thinking that because it’s a literal hole-in-the-wall place, it will be cheap. But if you want to feel like you have been in an episode of the “Twilight Zone,” you might try it out.
Shikibu Brown Rice Sushi
10834 ½ Washington Blvd., Cuver City CA 90232