Today restaurateur Giacomino Drago (owner of il Pastaio, Piccolo Paradiso, and new A1 Cucina, among several others), is opening Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills, a raw fish-slinging sister to Drago’s Sushi House Unico in Bel-Air. At Yojisan, Drago appears to be attempting to land a Sam Nazarian, vaulting his partner and beloved sushi chef, Yoji Tajima, into first name recognition territory. While still holding down duties at Sushi House Unico, Tajima will also oversee both the sushi bar selection along with a menu of creative Japanese dishes crafted with input from both partners.
Dan Brunn’s narrow space looks like a major mind-hump, with a wall of lighting effects used to recreate a bamboo forest under a series of giant red bento-boxes hanging upside-down from the ceiling, all described as “a dream-like floating garden.” Yojisan makes its debut tonight for dinner and will open for lunch starting tomorrow. Check out the full menu online.
Yojisan, 260 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills.