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Aug 2, 2006 05:26 AM

irori sushi in marina del rey?

anyone been to this sushi place? is it any good

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  1. Many positive Chowhound reviews of Irori Sushi on Marina Del Rey. Just use the "Search" function to find them.

    One of the best reviews is Perceptor's Photo Review of Irori:

    1. I love Iori! The garlic tuna (very unusual since most Japanese places never use garlic) is very good. But if they have Spanish mackerel, get that times four! The last time I went, we cleaned them out.

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      1. re: gourmetla

        I just had spanish mackerel for the first time at Sushi Zo yesterday for lunch -- it was outstanding and I can't believe I was always such a wuss and never ate it before.

        Every piece of fish I had there yesterday was awesome --

      2. Irori is great. I really enjoy the food as well as the ambience. I like sitting in the 'holes'. They have very fresh, tasty and creative foods.

        On another note, does Sushi Zo have a lunch special? I had the spanish mackerel there as well and it was the best I've ever had.

        1. I believe that the owner-chef at Irori was one of the long-time chefs at Hide Sushi on Sawtelle. Can someone confirm this?

          When he left Hide, things really began to change at Hide. The last several times I have been there, the quality has not been the same as it was perhaps a year ago. I had a salmon skin salad that was sparse on the salmon skin. Also, the service is just okay.

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          1. re: liu

            i believe the chef/owner at sushi zo was a long time chef at hide.

            1. re: wilafur

              Also -- as was the chef-owner at Irori.

          2. after reading several threads and receiving personal rec from another foodie, i set out for Irori last nite with high hopes.

            we had a great time, but contrary to common reports, the omakase ended at @ $65/pp and was fluffed with too many cooked dishes, majority of which were mediocre and EXTREMELY oversalted.

            we loved the senior sushi chef and his profferings, we loved the room, the attentive staff and sushi/sashimi. i'm just curious about everyone's experiences with the cooked items. this place is just no Tama.

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            1. re: TonyC

              Yeah, we enjoyed Irori, the room, the service and selection of dishes. But for the overall sushi EXPERIENCE, we had a much better meal at Sushi Zo for just a little more money... It was worth it IMHO...