In the middle of the gray, nondescript strip of San Fernando Road is the Clocktower Plaza, a bland little strip mall with a cool old clock, each face telling a different time. And sticking right out is a brightly colored oasis, Sushi Joint.
The high-ceilinged room has lots of personality. The very definition of shabby chic, the deeply hued walls of spinach green, mustard yellow and sunset orange are decorated with second-hand store paintings and objet d’art. Even the menu has photos of all sorts of paintings sprinkled throughout. Next to a Picasso is a photo of their dinner specials.
The owners are wonderfully friendly, and chatted and joked with us, making certain every question was answered and every need was met. We were offered seats at the marble sushi bar but chose a dark wood table and chairs at the window. We quickly decided what we’d try.