I was privileged to be 1 of a several meals writers invited to the opening evening of complete dine-in support at Brentwood’s Imari cafe.
Imari has been offering 3 diverse bento containers for take-out eating and they opened to public within and patio eating this 7 days. The cozy place which formerly was property to Nagao restaurant now properties 28 indoor eating seats, a extended bar to observe all of the chef motion with 8 seats and a wonderful al fresco patio with 22 seats.
The very long intimate house involves tile and wood flooring and tiny leather booths. Related to restaurateur Philip Camino’s Westwood cafe Fellow and Hudson in WeHo, art and music merge with Imari’s exclusive menu to create an inspiring area. A big hand painted mural accents the place, as perfectly as standard Japanese porcelain and fascinating sake bottles.
For the past couple of months Imari has presented consider-out washoku bento boxes. Chefs Derek Wilcox (Shoji) and David Schlosser (Shibumi) have designed a exceptional and harmonious menu for the now open up in person dining at Imari.
We commenced our culinary journey with the refreshing Moro-kyo, four neighborhood cucumber kinds with brown rice miso. Next arrived contemporary in period tomatoes with contemporary yuba and sea salt and the refreshing sashimi for the day a tasty striped jack fish. Upcoming came grilled striped bass with lotus root. Our preferred dish was the tender Kagoshima Wagyu steak with fresh new wasabi. We also sampled mouth watering Hirame (sesame and dai dai) and marinated tuna with avocado hand rolls.
Desserts are in collaboration with Sweet Rose Creamery and characteristic red shiso sorbet with raspberries and milk ice product with fresh new mocha and sweet green pea.
The saki listing is considerable and capabilities sake from a range of Japanese areas offered by the bottle and by the glass. The wine checklist is confined but involves a wide variety of wines from Greece, Slovenia, Spain and California.
Imari is a best intimate location to capture up with mates, share a wide variety of sake choices and enjoy their one of a kind seasonal washoku Japanese dishes.
Imari is located at 13050 San Vicente Boulevard, road parking out there.