Japanese Castle is casual and affordable sushi spot in Paramount. With fresh and delicious sushi, its a perfect place to hang out with friends.
Japanese Castle is very charming and has an authentic feel inside. There is a spacious sushi counter and many seats in the dining room with wood and glass tables. The service is very friendly and quick. The menu is large but with a lot of pictures, it makes it easy to pick exactly what you want. There is also a very good Happy Hour with 20% off beer, sake and sushi rolls. I brought my friend here to catch up with her and also show her a new sushi spot, which she loved and would definitely visit again.
The simple but delicious Futo Maki. A generic name meaning "fat roll", it is quite true to its name, they were large. So, what the heck is in this big boy? It is filled with tamago which is seasoned egg omelet, a crab stick, carrots, and other vegetables. If you look closely, you can even see a little bit of roe!
This was the Scallop Dynamite Roll. California rolls topped with juicy scallops cooked to perfection, spicy, sweet, and savory sauces, sesame seeds and seasonings. This roll was the best of the night. Packed with flavors and bite-sized, each one was delicious. They were generous with the scallops which is nice, since that is not always the case. I highly recommend this roll!
I have an extremely deep love of Crunchy Rolls, as non-traditional as they may be. I usually cant resist ordering them everywhere I go and this time was no exception. A roll with shrimp tempura, avocado and some crab salad with panko crumbs and eel sauce. They were exactly what I was hoping for and just the right size. Crunchy on the outside, a little sweet and full of flavor on the inside.
This is one of my best friends, Cathy, whom I've known since high school. In an interesting twist of fate, we met because we were both in the same high school cooking class and sat at the same table. We made pancakes and laughed together and have been friends ever since.
Japanese Castle is a great place to hang out with your best bud, go on a date, or have a family outing. With generous portions and decent prices, you will definitely want to go back. I know I do!
16222 Paramount Blvd