Sushi Extraordinaire! ¬†A tasteful place filled with fresh seafood, unique house rolls, thick-sliced sashimi and an unforgettable dessert. ¬†I had¬†quite the¬†lovely affair here at the heart of downtown La Jolla.
La Jolla‚Äôs night scene was bustling with an elegant yet laid back nightlife. ¬†I fit right in with my comfortably chic ensemble dressed in long-sleeved lace, anticipating a beautiful fall evening. ¬†Lace is certainly a timeless trend, truly a favorite this fall.
It is feminine and romantic. ¬†This pretty look is definitely perfect for dinner here at a local‚Äôs spot, Zenbu. This wonderful restaurant was walking distance from my hotel. ¬†A complete luxury when you’re used to driving everywhere in Los Angeles.
Zenbu is a casual mix of¬†elegance and luxury¬†located in the Village of La Jolla. ¬†It is in the midst of chic boutiques, charming hotels, and the spectacular Pacific Ocean. ¬†What a place to be!
My meal started off with the appetizer, an array of delicate wonton chips garnished with sashimi¬†where every bite was fresh and full of flavor. ¬†Evidently the food was of high quality as the combination of flavors and textures heightened my expectation¬†for the rest of the meal!
For one of my entr√©e, I¬†ordered their Lava House Roll, which¬†contained scallops, a slice of jalapeno, combination of sauces, all wrapped in a white fish. ¬†It was unique as it came beautifully decorated with a flaming center piece. ¬†The scallops were sumptuous and the jalapeno gave it that zestful kick. ¬†It was a¬†‚Äúfiery‚ÄĚ choice as¬†it was¬†full of flavor¬†and luscious in the mouth. ¬†I was sitting joyfully as my taste buds looked forward to more!
The next entr√©e¬†was the sashimi platter which also came in a beautiful presentation of palatable albacore, halibut, salmon, yellow tail & tuna.¬† Every single piece was delightfully enjoyable. ¬†Their sashimi were so thick and fresh! ¬†I didn’t even want to dip it into any sauces as the natural fresh flavor was so delicious!
Now for dessert! ¬†After a short dessert presentation from our friendly server, I chose the most unique option: ¬†Carmelized Plantains with Coconut Gelato drizzled with Chocolate syrup. ¬† It was an exquisite choice since the combination of sweetness, texture and flavors made each bite as gratifying as the next. ¬†Zenbu did a great job in serving a distinctively rich Japanese cuisine with a precious California flair.
Zenbu is a hip restaurant with a sociable appeal and ultra-fresh cuisine that will surely win everyone‚Äôs hearts and stomach! ¬†Most Japanese restaurants either focus on presentation or flavor and freshness. ¬†I’m happy that Zenbu provided both quality and style!
Dress :: ASOS
Heels :: Herve Leger (similar here / black)
Clutch :: Calvin Klein (love this)
Necklace :: Mother of Pearl & Onyx Flower Necklace (fun option¬†here)
Ring :: ¬†Sterling Silver Flower Cocktail Ring (similar)
Thank you Zenbu for an amazing culinary experience! ¬†If only I could eat more, I would!
Zenbu Sushi Bar & Restaurant -¬†7660 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Where to Stay? ¬†The Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla