Veteran chef B.K. Park has spun out this inspiring shrine to omakase. With nothing but a lone plaque marking its entrance, this Japanese delight can be tough to spot. But once inside, the surrounding din of traffic fades and you’ll be transfixed by the team's dedication to sushi.
Mako is a hot ticket, with just 22 seats from which to savor the smartly considered omakase. Throughout the evening, the chef and itamae showcase their style through unique adornments, like sudachi juice and sesame-pepper soy. Equally enticing are cooked items, like braised abalone or black cod with burnt scallion ponzu. Not to be outdone, chawanmushi stocked with mushroom and crab is the essence of elegance. Dessert is not an afterthought, as in sweet potato with whiskey caramel.