If I plan it just right, I can walk from my office to Sushi Kimagure, indulge in a swoon-worthy chirashi, catch up with a girlfriend, and walk back to work in just about an hour. It’s not something I can swing every week, but believe me, I would if I could.
While the brisk walk and good conversation offer an unbeatable break from the grind, it’s Sushi Kimagure’s fresh-like-you-wouldn’t-believe chirashi that keeps me coming back for more.
While dinner here is a strictly omakase affair, the lunchtime menu features half a dozen different chirashi, each one priced at $18.35. My pick, which is denoted with an “A” on the menu, offers the most variety including luscious cuts of tuna, albacore tuna, salmon, and yellow tail, cute cubes of tamago (sweet egg), shrimp, and ikura (salmon roe).
Hidden underneath the seafood is a heap of well-marinated rice dotted with plenty of pickled radishes. Greens dressed in a light, wasabi-tinged vinaigrette with a sprinkling of furikake add the final flourish. This isn’t your average work day lunch.
Also included with the chirashi is a bowl of miso soup brimming with soft tofu and seaweed, making for a complete meal.
It’s impossible not to feel fueled, energized, and refreshed after lunching at Sushi Kimagure.
220 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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