Serving the greater Los Angeles area in an orange truck painted with the simple logo of a samurai in a sombrero, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito food truck attracts large crowds looking to try one of its many variations of the sushi burrito.
Serving the greater Los Angeles area in an orange truck painted with the simple logo of a samurai in a sombrero, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito food truck attracts large crowds looking to try one of its many variations of the sushi burrito. We checked in with owner/chef Yo Pratioto to find out more information on the origins of the sushi burrito, his favorite locations for service and food trucks he recommends. Truck Name: Jogasaki Sushi Burrito Cuisine style: Japanese Modern Fusion Sushi Hometown: Los Angeles Usual Locations: Greater Los Angeles Area Years in Business: Two years Owner/Chef: Yo Pratioto Background: I had a special item menu in my previous restaurant in Redondo Beach called Sushi Burrito. It was one of those days where as a sushi chef you often get request from customers to just serve chef's choices, which in Japanese is "Omakase." The sushi burrito is one of those specials that I served to my customers. That item quickly become one of our best selling special exclusively for the sushi bar customer and, finally, we put it on our menu. I thought, why don't I try to further introduce this unique dish to the people of greater L.A. area? That's how I ended up on the truck. Specialty menu items: Jogasaki #1 thru #5 (Sushi Burrito). What inspired the sushi burrito? The diversity of Los Angeles has allowed me to reach my roots as well as incorporated the style and flavor of L.A. Top seller? Jogasaki #2A, Lobster Burrito, Salmon Ceviche Taco Your favorite food trucks? Slumming Gourmet, Lomo Arigato, India Jones Chow Truck If you could meet one chef who would it be and why? Jiro Ono (Sukiyabashi Jiro)—He is truly sincere and dedicated for over 70 years for his work to be able to reach a better standard each and everyday in his venture to serve the best sushi in the world. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa (Nobu)—his ability in successfully combining two different cuisines into a world renowned new delicacy. Favorite music to listen to in the truck? J-Pop, J-Hip Hop, American Hip Hop. Favorite location? West L.A., San Fernando Valley (Granada Hills), Orange County (Irvine) Social Sites: Website Twitter Facebook Facebook Tweet Linkedin Pinterest Google + Interested in becoming a Contributor?