Hiko Sushi

11275 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-473-7688
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Photo by Anne Fishbein

Details

  • Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm, Mon-Fri 6pm-9pm
  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If you ask sushi chef/owner Shinji Murata whether the snapper is Japanese tai, his eyes will narrow, he will look quickly down at his hamper of rice, and he will mutter that the Japanese fish is farmed and he serves only wild. If you look at the plump, snow-white pillow of albacore, you may note that it is raw instead of seared tataki-style to firm its flesh like almost everywhere else in town. You will notice that the rice is not just warm, but hot, and that the soft fish melts into it in your mouth, enveloping the sweet grains almost like a sauce. Nothing at Hiko's sushi bar prepares you for a transcendent experience - the precut fish, the limited selection, the cheap plastic plates, the dining room that, while handsomely decorated with abstract paintings, is as basic as you'd expect a mini-mall restaurant to be - but the aesthetic of soft fish and hot rice is absolute, and nearly every piece is what it is intended to be. See full review.

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