in over 35 years...never a bad meal...simply one of the best
I noticed some critique of lunch to go there...as if there was little regard taken for both packing and quality of food; an absurdity...their lunches to go are a bargain and great for take-out.
But that's not where the focus belongs anyway. The patron-founder of this most unique and sumptuous sushi and traditional Japanese dining venue--Chiba-san--whose recent passing has left the operation in the hands of his exceptionally talented son, Shige, and his lovely gracious (and seemingly ageless and tireless) widow--Mrs. Chiba-san--left a legacy of the art that is Sushi and Japanese cuisine. The quality of fish and all other ingredients is remarkably tops, and always fresh. I have never tasted a single morsel of anything there that wasn't. I have, on a few ocassions experienced seemingly unbearable waits for food/service, but this is because when this little spot jumps, it goes ballistic. This kind of food is quite labor intensive and people eat like there's no tomorrow here...'cause it's real good! So, sometimes, things get nuts...and servers might get behind and even forget...there is no such thing as a restaurant, individual, or team that never has an off-night, but these folks are almost always on. The price is right, the portions generous, and the food is consistent and creatively so. A wonderful family restaurant run by a family, nee dynasty. They're not only one of the finest sushi spots in the SFV, but in the entire LA area. Satisfaction is assured...without disappointment, unless, your luck is runnning low...or your self-esteem is.