Following the 2011 T┼Źhoku earthquake and tsunami, chef Hiroyuki Naruke could no longer operate his six-seat sushi bar in Roppongi, Tokyo. Fortunately, three attorneys from the Quinn Emanuel law firm, particularly Ryan Goldstein, a partner at its Tokyo office, couldn't live without Hiro's sushi. You now can find Hiro at Q (named after Quinn) on Seventh Street in downtown L.A., across from Bottega Louie, staring intently at his knife through his white-rimmed glasses.
C. Soudry Salmon nigiri at Q
The cuisine, which changes daily based on what's fresh at the fish markets, is Edomae-style: Sashimi is soaked in vinegar, as is the rice (no sugar added). The 26-seat restaurant brings together Japanese tradition and modernity with dozens of glowing orbs that hover over the sushi bar, wood accents and Zaisu chairs.More »