The more I spend time in Los Angeles, the more I like it. Granted, the majority of the time I’ve spent there has involved indulging in absolutely amazing food…which is enough to have some sway on anyone’s opinion right? ;] One recently discovered spot in LA is Blue C Sushi in Hollywood, where Ilhan and I went on a double date with our bffs a few weekends ago. This sushi joint was a new experience for me as it was one where the sushi goes around on a conveyor belt…so cool! I’ve only ever ordered sushi from a menu, so plucking whatever rolls I wanted as they passed by me was definitely fun.
The building itself is gorgeous, with huge windows lining the sidewalk-facing wall and pretty, modern decor inside. My biggest complaint is that it was quite dark inside, and when you’re picking rolls off a conveyor belt it would definitely help to see them clearly. There was a menu at the table describing the ingredients and stuff…but I also wanted to be able to actually look at what I was eating (I lightened most of the pictures in this post so you can see the food…the above two photos are a pretty accurate depiction of the light level). Is it just me who likes being able to see my food before I eat it?
So onto the food. Here’s what we ordered:
Ceviche roll scallop, avocado, cucumber, pico de gallo, shrimp, orange zest, scallion, nori, rice, sesame seeds
Seattle roll salmon, avocado, cucumber, masago, rice, nori, sesame seeds
Hamachi roll hamachi (yellowtail), scallion, rice, nori
To be honest, this wasn’t the best edamame I’ve ever had. I imagine this is because it’s not made to order but goes around on the belt until it’s picked up? I’m not sure, but it needed salt and was a tad over-steamed. I don’t mean that it was bad, it just wasn’t that special. The seaweed salad was fantastic though! It was fresh and crisp tasting, and it wasn’t too “ocean-y” if that makes sense. Before you order, be prepared for the fact that this isn’t crunchy like regular salad…it’s pretty slimy, so if you’re a texturally picky person it might not be a hit with you ;]
As for the rolls, we were in LOVE. The Ceviche roll (above) was my favorite…I seriously could have eaten like five more of them. The flavors were complex, which was a change from my usual plain tuna roll haha, and the pico de gallo inside was just AMAZING. It added a little hint of spice, you know? The Seattle and Hamachi rolls (below) were also delish, but of the two I especially liked the Hamachi roll. As I said, I usually prefer simple rolls, so the scallion added a little pop to what’s usually a plain yellowtail roll.
We had a lovely time at Blue C Sushi and will hopefully be back soon! Have you ever tried a conveyor belt sushi restaurant?