MICHELIN Guide California

Utzutzu

  • 1428 Park St., Alameda, 94501, United States
  • 105 USD • Japanese, Sushi
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MICHELIN Guide California

Utzutzu

  • 1428 Park St., Alameda, 94501, United States
  • 105 USD • Japanese, Sushi
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It may take a little digging to find this place, since there are no signs and you must ascend a steep flight of stairs, but once inside, you'll discover an ambitious Japanese restaurant where the kitchen deserves as much praise as the eight-seat sushi counter.

The okimari menu begins with a clean and simple dish of ohitashi, or blanched romesco in a dashi broth, then continues with nanbanzuke, a lightly fried and intensely flavorful fish. Skillful sashimi and a selection of sushi follow, including horse mackerel brushed with sweet soy and a dot of yuzu, seared Japanese whitefish, okra topped with bonito flakes and fried Japanese eggplant, which takes a humble ingredient and steals the show. Black sesame ice cream rounds out the meal.

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Facilities & Services

  • Booking essential
  • Counter dining
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant

Information

Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch: Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday

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