there is a place like this is Studio City CA
Moody little sushi chef, unsmiling... only nods when you groan or moan in outrageous pleasure at his dishes...
I do understand... very few people appreciate what it takes to deliver ultra fine sushi... and this guy has no avocado on the menu at all, in Southern CA!
A Purist, indeed.
BTW, if this is Venice, CA--could you pls PM me so I may join in one night?