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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Akane (Los Altos) Again

Sometimes, you just can't get enough of a good thing. After our "discovery" of Akane Sushi in Los Altos, we convinced a couple of our friends to join us for dinner there just a few weeks after our first visit (Part 1 and Part 2). This time we tried to get one of the tables in front of the sushi bar but it was already taken. The wives graciously allowed us husbands to sit at the bar while they took a table in the main dining room.

Again, I told Shu-san "omakase" or "chef's choice" meaning he had free reign to deliver up whatever sushi he wanted. Front to back we have aji, tai, toro, and kanpachi. I didn't like the kanpachi last time but this time it was really good. The best one, of course, was the toro.

I don't have a good picture of the salmon nigiri that they crisp up using a creme brulee torch. I tried to capture a video of him torching the salmon but I couldn't get a good angle. Oh well. I've decided that the salmon is better left un-torched.

Due to the busy-ness of the main dining room, our wives didn't get served their food for a long time - I think the kitchen must have gotten backed up. To tide them over, I ordered for them the "Akane II Roll" which is a roll with shio maguro - white tuna, avocado wrapped inside out, then rolled in panko.

Again, an excellent meal and worth the price, if a bit slow on service. What we've learned is, go early to avoid the dinner rush, and sit at the bar. At least there you can watch a little sports on the TV above the bar while you're waiting for your food to be served.