Today is: Saturday, September 30, 2023
KADO SUSHI, JAPANESE GRILL & LOUNGE
DEBUTS AT THE HISTORIC FARMERS MARKET
From Revolving Sushi Bar To Steaming Hot Teppan Grills to an outdoor patio,
delivers a hybrid Japanese Restaurant Experience. You will fall in
love with this
absolutely outstanding restaurant bar, décor and food.
Unusual for sushi restaurants is the sensible price. It is Kado’s mission to offer
high quality upscale Japanese cuisine at an affordable price, in a wonderful location.
This is the best Japanese restaurant that I have ever been to, no doubts about it.
Co-Owner John Murray
Kado Japanese Restaurant is located at the historical Farmers Market upstairs
the Grove and Farmers Market intersect, delivers a distinctive dining experience
in a space that offers unparalleled views of the Grove below.
By combining traditional Japanese dining, a one-of-a-kind conveyor-belt sushi hot
spot and the flare of the Teppan grills, Kado has captured the unique energy of
its location while developing a true hybrid dining experience for its customers.
Essentially, Kado is three restaurants in one location: Traditional, Teppan and
Our Teppan Chef Cooking at our Table
At Kado, your meal is prepared and served by performing chef, right at your table.
Diners can choose from a variety of fresh sushi and other Japanese favorites. For
those not in the know, Teppan and Kaiten (conveyor belt sushi) are extremely
dining options in Japan. In Japanese, Teppan means an iron plate or a
The whole experience of eating Teppan-style proves this word is far
more than the
sum of its parts. Teppan chefs have the opportunity to demonstrate
their skill and
perform for their patrons. The flashing tools of their trade are a knife,
and two metal spatulas. In spectacular displays of agility, Teppan chefs cut, stir,
season, and divide each diner's portion onto plates on the teppan. Instead of
eating, customers are engaged in the experience and marvel at the mastery of
chefs. Favorites on the grill include Kobe Filet Mignon, Black Tiger Shrimp, Calamari
Steak and Lobster Tail. We had the opportunity to try their amazing
sushi menu and
of course their outstanding dinner menu.
Revolving Sushi Bar Area
At the other end of the Kado dining spectrum is Kado Sushi; a fast-paced, fun and
wildly unique glass encased restaurant that delivers the food in traditional Keiten
style (on a revolving sushi bar). First made popular in Japan by providing the
Japanese delicacy, sushi, Kaiten is perfect for customers craving
Sushi and are
crunched for time.
Lychee Mojito, Sake Sampler
X Rated (Right)
Kado also offers a full-bar and lounge, as well as an outside patio deck perfect
for cocktails or warm-weather dining with a view of the action below. First, we
at their attractive bar and tried their delicious drinks, and among them my
favorite was the Sake Tasting Sampler:
The Ohyama (Left)– Big Mountain – very dry unfiltered sake, with pear & apple
Clean taste with fresh and expansive flavors. From Yamagata.
The Otokoyama (Middle)– Man’s Mountain – Very dry, with touch of fruity flavors.
full-bodied taste. Best loved jizake in U.S.A. from Hokkaido.
Daiginjo - (Right) Wakatake Onikoroshi – Demon Slayer – Medium dry,
with tropical fruits flavor. Complex taste,
smooth texture from Shizuoka.
These 3 sake’s samplers were absolutely wonderful and they were a
for the chef’s sushi surprise platter that we got.
Sushi and Sashimi Platter
Among a huge selection of sushi we got to try their special rolls: Shrimp Crunchy
roll, with shrimp, roll topped with temkasu with sweet sauce, a Caterpillar Roll,
roll falf wrapped with avocado, delicious, fresh and sweet, also, do not
miss the Popcorn Lobster roll, not only a beautiful presentation, but simply amazing
and flavor, I would describe this as a California roll topped with fried
tail served with spicy mayo and soy b.b.q. sauce, we all were truly
these amazing and delicious rolls. Also, my guest wanted to try the
Shrimp with Shrimp and Vegetables, very good as well. We had absolutely
no complaints; the service at the bar and at our table was impeccable.
At Kado Sushi, you grab a seat, and instantly your favorite sushi, sashimi and rolls
pass by for the choosing; you just pick what you want, eat and get back to the shopping.
If you don’t see what you want, simply order whatever it is you’re
Kado’s extensive sushi menu.
Our Teppan Chef Cooking
the Fried Rice
The Kado experience doesn’t end there; it also offers traditional Japanese fine-dining.
Just steps away from the Teppan grills, Kado introduces yet another option in its
arsenal. With booths overlooking the streets of the Grove below, guests can order
from a gourmet menu that features the likes of Rib-Eye, with Miso Jun, Lamb
featuring a Miso/Port Reduction, King Salmon Carpaccio, Japanese Sea Scallops, Grilled
Tuna seared and served with Wasabi-Mashed Potatoes,
Sunomono and Kado’s own Mix
Spring Salad with Seared Fish.
With the hustle of Tokyo emanating from the Sushi bar to the flames and applause
of the Teppan dining-room to the more serene environment of the dining
delivers on all accounts.
Kobe Beef and Lobster
Filet Mignon with Shrimp
Kobe Beef with Scallops
Our magnificent dinner consisted of trying a selection of meats and fishes. I choose
the filet mignon and lobster, my guest choose the Kobe beef with shrimps and scallops.
The presentation was superb and the flavor of the meats also
delicious and done
exactly how we requested.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
For dessert we got another surprise selection made by the Chef. We tried the Chocolate
Bread Pudding, the Pannacotta, and the stunning cheesecake which
would make the famous Cheesecake Factory
feel ashamed, one of the best cheesecake we have ever tried!
Kado’s extensive selection of traditional Japanese fare is certainly a typical Japanese
restaurant. The menu is filled with inventive twists on the traditional, often incorporating
ingredients from Western cuisines. The highlight of the extensive sushi and sashimi
menu is the Specialties section, which includes exceptionally unique sushi rolls.
In addition to sushi, the restaurant offers a modest selection of appetizers.
presentation and innovative parings predominate, making
Kado a worthwhile destination
for any sushi-lover.
With a space that can entertain and feed over 400 people at once, but also
intimate dining excursions based on your mood that day, Kado is unlike
in Los Angeles, in our opinion, one of the best places in town.
Kado Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Our special thanks to John Murray, one of the owners,
for making our experience
For map and location click Here!
For more information please visit their website at www.kadorestaurant.com
Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx
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