There are no rolls on the menu at this Chinatown sushi restaurant. No gyoza, no seaweed salad and—heaven forbid!—no spicy mayo. Kabuto serves nigiri, lush slabs of super-fresh fish laid across perfectly seasoned sushi rice with perhaps a dab of soy here and there. That simplicity lets the ingredients sing and has made the restaurant a local star, dubbed one of the 50 best new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit when it opened in 2012. Reserve a seat at the counter, where you can watch the chefs create your meal with a precision that resembles performance art.
5040 W Spring Mountain Rd
|Cross street:||between S Decatur Ave and Lindell Rd|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 6–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus 103, 203|