Yojisan Sushi encompasses both the modern and the traditional with contemporary Japanese cuisine, situated behind a sleek façade on Beverly Drive. Created by well-known chef and restaurateur Giacomino Drago with his trusted partner, Chef Yoji Tajima, it promises the exacting standards present at sister restaurant SHU with some unique surprises in store. Yoji and Giacomino have worked together for more than six years at SHU in Bel Air, executing imaginative dishes with the signature Drago warmth and hospitality. While still overseeing SHU, Yoji is a managing partner (and namesake) at Yojisan, giving him space to expand his creativity and continue delivering innovative dishes to every table.
In Yojisan, Giacomino’s widely regarded talent for providing amazing service in a welcoming atmosphere is fully experienced. By turning the expected upside down, Yojisan delights with unique, yet simply understood food. We are instantly attracted to the supersized inverted boxes painted red that hint at traditional Japanese bento. The red accent pillows honor his colorful dishes and hint at the unique combination of flavors that are about to be presented. They offer an albacore dish with micro arugula, crispy onions and plenty of jalapeño vinaigrette that fill up the entire plate so every bite of albacore has an essence of jalapeno flavor. For those that have to order truffles everywhere they go, try the bluefin barrette sashimi served with chopped wasabi, smoked sea salt, yuzu, extra virgin olive oil truffle, honey and shaved fresh truffle. Finish off dinner with the green tea lava cake with caramel sea salt gelato. Or the creamy green tea ice cream in mochi. For those adventurous eaters, we suggest you sit at the sushi counter for attentive order taking and the chef’s personal recommendations.
Luxe Tip: Find street parking in Beverly Hills is never easy, but there is an underground parking structure located between Yojisan and the Montage Hotel on North Beverly Drive. Reservations on Open Table are recommended.
Address: 260 N.Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills CA 90210
Phone: (424) 245-3799
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