Apr 2011

Jogasaki Sushi Burrito – Los Angeles

Jogasaki Burrito - Los Angeles

After feasting on fried chicken at the Ludo Truck and swinging by the Manila Machine for a beef tapa slider and ube cupcake, The Astronomer and I stalked down the Jogasaki Sushi Burrito truck for our final bite of the night. Launched in late January, Jogasaki specializes in jumbo sushi rolls, stuffed with a hodgepodge of fixings and wrapped tightly in either a flour tortilla or soy paper.

Far from subtle or refined, Jogasaki’s sushi burrito lies somewhere on the sushi spectrum between Trader Joe’s prefabbed rolls and Mori’s pristine nigiri. We’re not dealing with the finest fishes on the block, but it’s passable, affordable, and hits the spot.

Jogasaki Burrito - Los Angeles

Messily scrawled onto a dry erase easel, Jogasaki’s bill of fare included various permutations of spicy tuna, crab meat, eel, shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, and lobster. The only non-sushi burrito offering was the “Spicy Tuna Nachos” ($5), which was comprised of Dorritos topped with spicy tuna, avocado, and eel sauce. Yow!

Jogasaki Burrito - Los Angeles

I settled on the #3, which included spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, avocado, and cucumber ($8). I’m glad that I asked for the eel sauce on the side, because its sticky sweetness would’ve wrecked my burrito.

Jogasaki Burrito - Los Angeles

My sushi burrito arrived wrapped up in three different layers—aluminum foil, paper, and a thin sheet of soy paper studded with black sesame seeds. After peeling away the first two layers, I went in for bite. The rice was room temperature and mostly moist, while the tuna was plentiful, but not the least bit spicy. The shrimp tempura was a nice addition, even though it was kind of limp. At $8 a pop, the sushi burrito met my expectations and satisfied my craving. I wouldn’t hesitate to order another.

Follow the Jogasaki Sushi Burrito on Twitter @JogasakiBurrito.


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5 thoughts on “Jogasaki Sushi Burrito – Los Angeles

  1. I really wanted to like Jogasaki, but the mayo overwhelmed me in a belly-bomb sort of way. I should try the tuna since it’s mayo-less. I agree the rice is nice and moist–that was the high point for me.

  2. That’s an interesting take. It seems pretty similar to a taiwanese fan tuan. There’s a place in SF that does sushi burritos too (Sushirrito). Theirs are more like giant sushi rolls. They’re also a little uneven on the seasoning/saucing as well. Still, quite an interesting idea.

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