Zip Fusion's vibrant double front restaurant space features a performance kitchen and front patio, packed well after midnight. The high-ceiling interior features organic sienna and deep blue walls with large, handsome abstract organic paintings in the front and side dining rooms, as well as the three intimate, state-of-the-art karaoke rooms tucked around one side that hold five to 15 guests.
Described as "unique Asian-California Fusion with soul" cuisine, Owner-proprietor Jason Ha and Chef Sean take advantage of the "astonishing array of fresh produce and fish available in Los Angeles." Ha brings inspiration from his former Korean home which he describes as the "Italy of Asia" since it is also a peninsula rich in fish, seafood and fresh produce. This is reflected in the healthy, artistic sushi and Pan-Asian meat, seafood and vegetable dishes created by Ha with Executive Chef Sean Ahn, which feature Korean ingredients in sushi and original dishes with Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian and American touches. Award-winners include the composed Seaweed Salad, the inspired, show stopper Albo-cata and the whimsical Whiskey Back and Soda, no-rice sushi roll.
Specialties of the Bar
The bar menu includes soju, the affordable, smooth but strong South Korean drink known as Asian vodka (approximately 20% alcohol) and Bekseju, a rich rice wine with medicinal characteristics ; an full array of sakes, western wine and Korean beers.