Sashi is more than just amazing sushi restaurant with alluring atmosphere. My love for Sashi comes from its unique ability to be more than just a restaurant, to offer more to Manhattan Beach than just a culinary destination.
When Sashi first opened its doors to Manhattan Beach it quickly became known to us locals as a great place for an entertaining date night or to grab a drink with friends to kick off the weekend. However, I quickly realized, along with many others, that this upscale eatery offers much more to our community than fine dining. While it is still my number one pick for a specialty cocktail (the Wildfire Martini is my favorite!) or a celebratory dinner, Sashi has become more of an everyday destination for me.
Their “Sashi Hour” is the best way to gather with my friends and reconnect midweek over small plate trios and a glass of wine. Friends and I agree that with all of our busy schedules it’s nice that the deals last all night long, unlike other happy hours. We no longer feel such a rush to make it on time and order in a hurry; instead we can arrive and relax. Which is so easy to do in the comfy, casual lounge setting.
My boyfriend and I love to frequent the sushi bar for dinner and experience the food in a traditional way. There are always fresh daily additions to the raw section. And we also love to indulge in some of Chef Makoto’s classics, favorites include the crispy rice and spicy tuna, the MB Roll, and the black prawns tempura. Yum!
Even more exciting is that Sashi is developing their outdoor space into more of what our community craves; a spot to enjoy the sun accompanied by light beach fare, and afternoon cocktails.
Their cute fliers and email for the Sashi Sundays convinced my friends and myself to stop by yesterday and we are happy we did. They were featuring new small plates to the Sashi Hour menu (nice for us regulars) and the amazing drink specials! A “build your own Bloody Mary Bar” with garnishes like asparagus, hot sauce, array of olives, peppers and so much more! It was enjoyable to add all the toppings yourself. All for $6. Also we tried the Sake Sangria, probably my new favorite drink, EVER. We enjoyed the new dishes and drinks while hanging out on the sunny patio that was set up as an outside lounge. It was perfect little Sunday and I have a feeling that patio will be calling my name every weekend!
I will add photos of the Sashi Sunday experience as soon as I upload them off of my camera!
Being more a fan of traditionally made sushi, I tend not to dig Japanese fusion joints too much, especially since most are really just gimmicky and overpriced. However, for Sashi, I'm going to have to make an exception, because behind the fancy schmancy decor and the somewhat hefty prices, there's actually substance. From the quality of the ingredients to the creativity of each dish and the way it is executed, almost everything is perfection. Decor … more
Glamorous, hip setting. Great sushi. Makoto, Sashi's executive chef learned under Morimoto, who apparently is the greatest iron chef of all time (I'm not sure what this means, but people who watch Iron Chef are extremely impressed with this fact). This place is such a scene that they have a sake sommelier, for chrissakes. If you want to look at beautiful people, eat some delicious sushi, and/or have a cocktail, this is a great spot. On to the specifics: Food … more
Hip local sushi restaurant that is always busy and always sensational. The menu offers boutique sushi rolls, sushi, sashimi, robata, soups, entrees (Chilean sea bass is to die for) and specials. The happy hour is also killer-week nights and Sundays!
Sushi is excellent - though ideally you just want to go on chef's menu / recommendations - I never do as well ordering on my own. Great for a group or celebration. Very clubby vibe, so fun for a night on the town if you're into that.
This place is beautiful inside and they're presentation is spectacular. Nice place to go to impress an out of South Bay date. The non-sushi menu is decent but the sushi leaves a bit to be desired and the prices are very high. Looks nice though.
Hearing a warm friendly voice when you call for a reservation. Feeling a sense of energy as you enter a space. Taking your first bite of a dish that is as delicious as it is beautiful.
Like traveling to a faraway yet favorite place, we believe eating out should satisfy both your curiosity and your comfort.
Here, Chef Makoto takes you on a flavorful adventure with every visit. Committed to organic and locally grown ingredients whenever possible, Makoto’s new-Japanese style combines fresh ingredients and influences from many cultures into new dishes that will delight your palate and your eyes.
In the end, the most memorable meals are those that inspire good conversation and a yearning to return. We want this to be your Sashi experience.