I just found out that Evan’s name is actually spelled Evyan. I saw 2 different people spell it that way & thought it was some kind of weird typo, but… turns out I’ve been spelling it wrong all this time. Sorry about that, Evyan.
I’ve already posted 3 times about Sushi Ii (Best.Sashimi.Yet., Epic Night, Lauren Dreams of Sushi), but here’s one more. My buddy Ingu is friends with Evan & Garrett but had never been there before, so we figured it was time to bust his Sushi Ii cherry. I started off with uni (California); uni is probably not the ideal thing to start off with, since it renders so many things anticlimactic.
I ended up chatting with the guy on my right, a longshoreman who was shipping off to Maui in a few hours, & it was his first time at Sushi Ii. Brother ordered a crapload of stuff – chirashi, soft shell crab, ponzu oysters, & whatever we were eating that he thought looked good. Like this King Crab sashimi – he saw that & said “ooh.” Ingu & I ate ours, & I turned to him & said, “You should order this.” So he did.
The crab sashimi was so good that once we were finished having our taste bud orgasms, Ingu looked at me & said “Let’s get another one!”
Amidst all the good cold stuff I wanted something hot & crunchy, & geso karaage (fried squid legs) is always winz.
After the hirame (which I didn’t photograph, because I have a better photo of it during a previous visit), we were out of ideas & asked Evan to omakase us. Yes, I know that’s not a verb. Relax. You know what I mean.
Evan chose Kinmedai & Akamutsu. I’m not crazy about Kinmedai; personally I think for the money it just tastes like plain old tai, but that’s just what snapper tastes like. It’s pretty though.
And, of course, we had some toro. And, of course, it was really good. I can’t have a 2nd order of toro… it’s anticlimactic.
The hamachi kama was humongous & I forgot to take a photo. I finished off with tamagoyaki & miso soup for dessert. Perfect dinner. Thank you Ingu.