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Los Angeles Downtown News August 24

When a plate arrives at the recently opened Arashi Sushi in South Park, some diners may hesitate before digging in. Not because something is wrong with the food, but rather due to the presentation.

Take, for example, the toro flecked with gold. The plump pink chunks of buttery fish sparkle with actual gold flakes. The toro is served in a bowl and placed atop a bed of yamagobo (ginger root) to make it seem to jump out. It’s tricked out with green leaves to add more color.

“Japanese food is something you can taste with your eyes before you put it in your mouth,” said co-owner and Chef Ken Park through his wife, Mia Shin, who also serves as his translator.

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