Mokuzai is proving to be the most innovative pop up restaurant in Hollywood with the opening of the sushi-focused concept from the The Cahuenga Group. Literally in the heart of Hollywood, the pop up is located in a lantern-lit private park at the crossing of Hollywood and Cahuenga offering Omakase-inspired dining with a modern twist. The intimate park is an urban oasis and offers flavorful and unique dishes from Master sushi chef Te Dong that combine savory ingredients like chimichurri, umami-rich truffle, and fresh wasabi with exceptional sashimi and locally-sourced, seasonal produce.
The all-outdoor dining experience is tucked away behind a pair of wood-hewn gates. Once you walk through the wood hewn gates you’re instantly transported to a unique urban oasis that’s poised for a memorable outdoor dining experience, casual cocktail, or private fête. Master sushi chef Te Dong creates flavorful and unexpected dishes that combine savory ingredients like chimichurri, umami-rich truffle, and fresh wasabi with the freshest fish and locally-sourced, seasonal produce.
Menu highlights include Akami and Bluefin Toro with light shoyu, fresh wasabi, chimichurri; Salmon with dashi Ikura, masago, red onion, truffle dressing; Tai Snapper with yuzu kosho, grapefruit, shiso leaf, pink salt, shiso dressing; and Jumbo Scallop that’s lightly seared, with pink salt, yuzu kosho, citrus, truffle dressing.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit: Donnell Spencer Jr.