I attended another birthday. The place: Zono Sushi. Location: Glendale, CA. They also have a branch in Burbank and Pasadena.
This place is known for their bento lunches, which are quite filling. We were a group of about 20. So I'm sure the servers were overwhelmed the the many directions coming at them from left and right. The server takes our orders and shortly after serve us with some complimentary boiled edamame.
The meal comes with the traditional miso soup. My favorite soup.
Since we were a large group I'll only show you what my mom and I ordered. Let's just say it was a good mix all around.
Clockwise from top left: Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Chicken Katsu with Ponzu sauce, California rolls, White rice, Mixed greens salad with Miso dressing and crispy wonton strips, Fried Gyozas with sauce, Pickled seaweed and a slice of cantaloupe.
My favorite was the Crab and cheese puffs. They're very much like Crab rangoons. Crab meat mixed with cream cheese, wrapped in a wonton wrapper and deep fried served with a sweet and sour sauce. The sushi was your ordinary combo of albacore tuna, salmon and, I think, yellowfin tuna.
Of course no birthday can't be complete without the cake.
The cake for today was a fruit tart cake with meringue frosting. Oh, we also got some complimentary mochi from the kitchen. The flavors were strawberry and vanilla. I had forgotten to take a picture of it. By the time I did remember, it was already gone. But it was good. Really filling at the same time.