Chef Iwao Suzuki is the new Chef at Bushido Restaurant in Mountain View. Chef Suzuki is 42 years old, was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan where, from an early age, he learned to cook from his mother and was subsequently inspired to go to culinary school. After working in various restaurants in Japan, he emigrated to the United States to pursue his dream of being an Executive Chef in this country where he has now developed the skills to combine his traditional knowledge with the tastes, techniques and ingredients that define the Northern California restaurant scene." Most recently he was the Executive Chef at Blowfish Sushi on Santana Row in San Jose.
Steve the Owner and General Manager Lucy Nguyen welcomed us. The menu includes an eclectic variety of vegetarian and fish options. All entrees were artistically prepared and very Gourmet. You must have the Chawanmushi and White cheesecake fondue served with fruits and mochi ice cream!! Read more below about the impressive dishes, and see our pictures in the Slideshow.
For starters we were pleased there is a sustainability policy printed on the menu’s front page, and Steve mentioned sustainability is very important to him. The policy is here for your reference: “We are passionate about our environment. Our mission is to provide the best selection of sustainable seafood while recognizing the importance of conservation and maintenance of a healthy environment. We do this by promoting seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that don’t harm the environment. Our philosophy of sustainable sushi is a simple and modern idea that will help save our oceans.”
We enjoyed Green Tea and a delightful Premium Sake Flight with the following selections:
All Entrees were artistically prepared! We loved the Chawanmushi!
Sampler 9pc $25
Sashimi tasting of Today’s Catch
Uni Kani Risotto $35
Japanese Risotto with sea urchin and dungeoness crab served in crab shell
Egg like custard with scallop, crab,asparagus, uni, Irkura, sprouts (served warm)
White cheesecake fondue served with fruits and mochi ice cream. We chose the Green tea (other flavors are Red bean, White mocha, White chocolate).
And Mochi Ice Cream Green Tea and Strawberry flavors.
Bushido is located at 156 Castro Street in Mountain View. Street parking is often available and there is a nearby garage. http://www.bushidoizakaya.com/