Sushi in Hollywood
What are your favorite places? Looking for some thoughts.
for the food: my new fave is Azami (near Melrose & La Brea) Sushi Cafe. Very nice staff (though last time I went it was crowded and everyone was running around frantically... Poor busboy! I kept hearing "JAVIER!!!" every other minute) and excellent food.
for the Hollywood scene: probably Geisha House (near Hollywood & Highland), the sake cocktails are pretty nice, food's not bad (and not overly pricey esp. if you stick to apps and rolls) and there's usually a few celebs hangin' about.
What about Shintaro on Highland and Franklin? It's less traditional than Ike (as in, they have rolls and salads, which Ike scoffs at). Great for easy, neighborhood sushi.
OK -- it's lonesome here by myself -- BUT we did not like Sushi Ike at all.
I didn't like the quality of the fish, and there was some chaos going on around us: one person was on the phone, there were some private conversations between the chefs and clientes so that the chefs were not really paying attention to the whole bar, and there was just a lot of noise.
I have no reason to return when there are places like Azami, Zo, Kiriko, Hump, R23, Gen, and Iki to keep me happy!