Yamakase is the best meal The Monster has had in LA. Better than Urasawa. Providence. Melisse. The first time at ConiSeafood. Exploring the nooks and crannies of Thaitown. Glorious Korean bbq duck. Defeats n/naka. Angelini. Hart and the Hunter. Din Tai Fung. Go’s Mart. Those were and are fantastic places. Yamakase as a holistic experience tops them all.
It is a wonderful synthesis of the food one gets at Urasawa/Shunji/n/naka/Zo with the uproariously fun time you might have at an intimate dinner party with great friends.