This is a post from my wife, Charong Chow's yummy young-foodie blog Eating With Hudson about the wonderful dinner we all shared for my birthday last week at Bistro Ka at the Topanga Mall. Many thanks to Charong, Hudson and Paradise - and to head sushi chef Ron at Bistro Ka!
We headed to our favorite sushi restaurant, Bistro Ka, at the Topanga Westfield Mall. A couple years ago, we discovered it by chance. I usually avoid mall sushi establishments, but Alexander and Hudson love sushi. The half-price sushi discounts lured us in, and we thought why not? We are very happy we did.
|Head sushi chef Ronald Asato.|
We used to sit at one of the booths in the stylishly modern Bistro Ka, but one day recently Hudson said he wanted to sit at the sushi bar. I recommend all families to sit there. Children are in awe of the sushi chefs preparing the sushi, and they love to order directly from the chef.
|Crane out of a carrot for the kids.|
Hawaiian-native Ronald Asato is head sushi chef at the restaurant. Father of two himself, he is friendly and completely understands children. He has great recommendations and makes a delicious Sunomono, which is a fresh Japanese salad that can contain seaweed, crab and cucumber in a vinegar dressing. He is an alum of Brothers Sushi, a highly rated Woodland Hills sushi restaurant we used to go before we had number two.
|Lovely cut orange.|
Since having children, we tend to order rolls which our children prefer. We like the eel and avocado, salmon crunch and California rolls. Some people might think these are a bit boring, but Bistro Ka has lots of sashimi and specials. The seafood always tastes fresh, and we enjoy talking to Ron and the more than accommodating staff.
We highly recommend the restaurant. We used to be sushi snobs, but this restaurant proves that you should always try a place before judging.