Go's Mart

Restaurants, Seafood Canoga Park
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Go's Mart
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Go's Mart

You won't see a sign outside of Go's Mart indicating its presence—or rather, you'll just see the word "sushi" in large lettering, which is sort of an understatement. Yes, there is sushi inside this small Canoga Park strip mall, but it is sushi topped with 24k gold leaf flakes and a sprinkling of truffle oil. Two tables and a 10-seat sushi bar are where diners come for outstanding cuts of fish from chef Go, who opened this place in 1997. Many of them are regulars, sushi lovers who ask "What's new today, Go?" when they sit down. Don't ask what's good—"Everything is good," says Go—but after starting with a complimentary block of Chinese broccoli, you'd be wise to ask for toro. The plump tuna comes topped with the aforementioned gold flakes, and just the right amount of wasabi is tucked into Go's exceptional rice. Japanese eel is slick with sweet unagi sauce and slivers of lemon rind on top, while a cut of meaty butterfish is an ethereal bite decorated with truffle oil and a hint of spice. It's a beautiful thing to watch Go and his crew in action, and even more so when you taste the complex fruits of their labor.


Venue name: Go's Mart
Address: 22330 Sherman Way
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Tue-Sat Noon-3pm, 5:30-9pm; Sun Noon-7pm
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You might be surprised to learn that one of LA's best sushi restaurants is in an unassuming strip-mall in the Valley, but that is exactly the case with Go's Mart. This absolutely-possitively-no-frills-at-all-hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves up some of the most exceptional sushi you could ever hope to eat. You wallet may take a bit of a beating, but it's so, so worth it.