This is the MOST DELICIOUS and special Sushi experience I have found. Sitting at the sushi bar and ordering leisurely through the extensive list of specials is magical. Panpano is a particularly special offering when available. This is a small fish that because of its size is expertly carved to make only a single order of nigiri from each fish. Its supple and incomparably delicious flesh is served seared and the skeleton will be deep fried and brought out subsequently. Because the bones are so tiny, the entire skeleton (served similar to a chip with the order) can be eaten entirely and is also delicious. Other notable specials may include Tai (sea bream), extremely fresh varieties of Aji (mackerel), Suzuki (sea bass), lovely Uni, Petite Anago (a small sea eel, do not miss). The more common sushi bar varieties such as tunas, salmon or hamachi will be far more tender and flavorful than most sushi lovers are accustomed.
Okay I'm a hard core sushi enthusiast and I have to stay in this area for a while for business. After reading the review here, I decided to take a chance. My first impression about this place when I walked in is that most of the staffs and chefs are Japanese!! Plus there are lots of Japanese eating here!! (I mentioned this because most of the sushi places in the US, especially in the east coast are owned by Korean!!) So when I see lots of Japanese eat here, it means a lot to me and set my expectation high. And boy, it was a blast. All the raw fishes that I order tonight are so fresh, it melted in my mouth. They have more variety fish than normal typical sushi restaurant has. I didn't have chance to try their cooked sushi roll or food yet. Maybe next time, I'll update it. I'll definitely go back to this place when I have chance.
In conclusion, sushi & its price here is definitely well above par. Staffs are very friendly with smile. If you are around this area and looking for a sushi place, Don't look else where.
PS. if you are looking for a place that has very fancy roll/fusion type style of sushi, you might not get it here. But they can create any roll you like if you know how to tell them to make it.
Jo's can't be topped. The absolute freshest fish, fabulous service, I love to sit at the sushi bar and watch Jo and his guys prepare the sushi. I try to eat here weekly. The oysters are the best I've ever had, and I've tried just about everything on the sushi menu and can't find anything but great things to say about everything I've eaten....
This is a gem of a place. And if you've never had sushi, come here first- you can't be disappointed...It's impossible.
PS- Jo loves golf! In case you want to ask him about his game!
Great local neighborhood restaurant. You don't have to go to San Francisco or Berkeley if you like sushi and you live in Contra Costa County. Fresh! Fresh! Fresh! You get what you pay for and I don't mind paying the price to ensure I get fresh fish in my sushi and sashimi. For those not into raw fish, try one of several rolls that come with cooked seafood. Examples like the Bubba Gump, Rock and Roll, tempura roll. For sushi, its best to sit at the bar right in front of Jo. Menu also has typical Japanese fare like tempura, tonkatsu and teriyaki for non-sushi eaters. For a healthy start to the meal, order the wakame or seaweed salad. The crunchy seaweed is dressed in a sweet dressing that is perfect for those salty sweet cravings.
If you sit at the tables, they bring you a glass full of carrot and celery sticks and a small plate of salt for dipping. Nice touch.
Small place but much bigger than former location next to Outback Steakhouse. Also more parking. Brought my family here and the younger set were diverted by the tropical fish aquarium at the entrance.
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