Hello Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen!

Hello Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen!

Just this path month an amazing new Japanese restaurant opened up at the Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance, California. Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen had their grand opening on April 1, 2022. Kozo Sushi originated in Japan in 1964 as takeout sushi place and now 58 years later the popular sushi takeout spot is now in the South Bay!

Similar to their original location; Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen specializes in sushi. One can mix and match to create your own sushi set or you can pick your favorite from their abundant selection. At the Torrance location they have 5 different signature sushi, 6 soy rolls and 24 different signature rolls. They even have one signature roll that was made specifically for the Torrance location. The Torrance Roll can only be found in Torrance and has shrimp tempura, cucumber, salmon, spicy mayo, sweet and hot sauce tempura, salmon spicy mayo and sweet and hot sauce.

My favorite here is the Tempura California Roll. It comes with Kanikama, Avocado, Cucumber and Sesame Sauce. It has the perfect crispy texture and I simply love that crunch at first bite!

Though sushi is their speciality; there are a lot more delightful dishes that can be found at Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen. They’ve got appetizers (edamame, takoyaki, sashimi, gyoza dumplings, tofu nuggets, teriyaki chicken, tempura, egg rolls, karaage), bowls (Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, Beef Sukiyaki Bowl, Mix of Chicken and Beef Bowl), noodles (Shrimp Tempura Udon, Chicken Udon, Beef Sukiyaki Udon), Curry Rice (Katsu Curry, Chicken Karaage Curry) and salads (Green Salad, Seaweed Salad, Teriyaki Chicken Salad, Soft Shell Crab Salad). It is definitely an amazing menu full of yummy Japanese dishes.

Being a karaage and curry lover; I just had to check out their Chicken Karaage Curry. I was definitely pleased with this curry. The curry sauce has just the right spice. It’s not too spicy but definitely has enough of a fiery kick to delight one’s tastebuds. The curry sauce is also thick and perfect over the rice.

There is definitely plenty to choose from at Kozo Sushi Japanese Sushi Kitchen and so one of my favorite things to do is to get a 3 item customized combo. It’s the perfect way to try a variety of things. The 3 item combo comes with your choice of main items including a roll if you’d like. It also comes with white or brown rice and miso soup.

I love being able to mix and match my favorite items. My favorites include karaage chicken, tempura and the California rolls. The Karaage chicken always comes out hot and fresh from their kitchen and is so crispy. Similar to that is the tempura. I love the crunchy texture of the tempura.

58 years after their first location in Japan; Kozo Sushi Japanese Kitchen continues to introduce delicious Japanese food to many. I am definitely happy that they have their newest location in Torrance. I have tried a variety of their food and can say each time I visit I leave happy and full.

For more smiles; please check out my Yelp Review on Kozo Sushi Japanese Kitchen .

Hello Kitty Sushi for AFC’s 30th Anniversary!

Hello Kitty Sushi for AFC’s 30th Anniversary!

The largest franchise of supermarket-based food service counters in the United States, AFC Franchise Corp is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. They are celebrating in the most kawaii way ever with no other than with our favorite girl, Hello Kitty.

For a limited time, AFC will have exclusive Hello Kitty products that can be found at the sushi bar location of your local super market.

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When I heard of AFC’s exclusive offering, I headed straight to the neighborhood Ralph’s.

Walking into Ralph’s I was not disappointed because the Sushi Bar had a bunch of Hello Kitty balloons around it along with a giant Hello Kitty sushi sign. We all know there is no party like a Hello Kitty party and AFC knows how to celebrate the Hello Kitty way!

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I saw Hello Kitty shaped containers filled with sushi, Hello Kitty green tea, Hello Kitty soy sauce and even Hello Kitty chopsticks!

If one is to eat a cute lunch, one has to have cute utensils. The Hello Kitty chopsticks were adorable with pink wrapping decorated with Hello Kitty, sushi and Hello Kitty’s signature bow.

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Along with the cute chop sticks, kawaii soy sauce as also available. Sushi Hello Kitty was on top of the soy sauce packaging. Who knew soy sauce could be so cute?

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The Hello Kitty shaped containers filled with sushi were equally as cute. The packaging has a pink trim and is Hello Kitty’s signature kawaii face.

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Inside the container was a variety of sushi delights.

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The one I got had Inari sushi, California rolls and crunchy sushi rolls. California rolls are my favorite type of sushi and thus I was so hello kitty happy to see this as part of the set. I loved the cream cheese and avocado. As much I love California rolls though, the crunchy sushi rolls may have just moved itself to the top of my favorite sushi list. I really loved the crunchy sushi roll that was a part of this set! It was full of flavor and I loved that there was plenty of crunchy tempura crumbs on top. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with Hello Kitty but I have to say this makes it among the list of the best sushi I’ve ever had.

Along with my Hello Kitty sushi set, I got a Hello Kitty green tea.

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It is a traditional green tea that is unsweetened. I’ve always been a big fan of green tea because of its health benefits. Hello Kitty healthy (green tea) makes me one happy Hello Kitty girl. 🙂

AFC also has other products for Hello Kitty Foodies  like teriyaki chicken bowls! Yay!

There’s also a special Hello Kitty Sushi plush, chopsticks and bento box! The chopsticks come in different colors!

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Overall all of the Hello Kitty products that AFC is offering made me very happy. Anything Hello Kitty after all is how I roll 😉

Happy 30th Anniversary AFC!

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