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Best chirashi in LA?

cincodemayo1 Sep 22, 2006 07:28 PM

Where can I get a really good chirashi at a really good price?

I've had it at Irori and also at that sushi place on Lincoln not far from the airport. I've also had it at a few other random places. Always good, but nothing spectacular.

As much as I enjoy sushi rolls, I'm a bigger fan of the chirashi/sashimi type dished.

Any suggestions?

  1. modernist Oct 20, 2006 09:51 AM

    i would like to hear if anyones had a better chirashi than the one at kasen in fountain valley

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      mcsmcs Sep 29, 2006 08:29 PM

      Odeasan in Koreatown has a great korean-style chirashi

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        pongstress Sep 23, 2006 05:43 AM

        I second Sushi Tenn and Kiriko, though I am not a fan of Kiriko style tamago.

        1. omotosando Sep 23, 2006 05:37 AM

          I vote for Sushi Tenn on Sawtelle. At lunch, chirashi is $18, which is an incredible bargain given the quality of the fish. Sushi Tenn gets expensive if you start ordering a la carte, but with the chirashi, you get the same high quality fish at a reasonable price.

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            mc michael Sep 23, 2006 05:11 AM

            I've had good inexpensive chirashi at Mako in Weller Court in Little Tokyo.

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              SwissMiss Sep 23, 2006 04:26 AM

              What is Chirashi?

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              1. re: SwissMiss
                judge dee Sep 23, 2006 04:49 AM

                I believe chirashi sushi can be interpreted as "scattered sushi" - it's just a bowl of sushi rice (shari) with toppings arranged on the rice. At Sushi Gen, the toppings include tomago, various sashimi slices, perhaps octopus, ikura, shrimp, etc.

              2. dee Sep 23, 2006 04:22 AM

                It's a bit a far from LA, but I liked the chirashi at Shaab in Old Town Pasadena when I used to work in Pasadena.

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                  judge dee Sep 23, 2006 04:00 AM

                  I, too, like Sushi Gen, but I cut my teeth on chirashi sushi at Brother's when they were on Corbin in Northridge.

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                    Hailyn Sep 22, 2006 10:13 PM

                    Yes, Sushi Go 55 still serves an amazing and chirashi -- just had it a couple of weeks ago. It includes the usual cuts of fish, plus mackerel, squid, and octopus. Uni available for an extra charge.

                    Also, Izayoi has a beautiful chirashi on their lunch memo.

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                    1. re: Hailyn
                      RacerX Sep 25, 2006 11:29 PM

                      Love the chirashi at Sushi GO 55 - their lunch box is only $15 and is huge!

                      Dinner is slightly more expensive at $18.95. With uni and scallop they bump it up to $23.95.


                      1. re: RacerX
                        judge dee Sep 29, 2006 08:16 PM

                        I just had chirashi sushi at Sushi Go 55. It is a very large serving, but in terms of flavor and freshness, Sushi Gen is better.

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                      Jerome Sep 22, 2006 09:39 PM

                      I feel funny pushing this place so much lately, but call sushi go 55 and see if they still serve chirashi.

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                        oleskoo Sep 22, 2006 09:07 PM

                        I recently had a great chirashi at Jinpachi in West Hollywood -- artfully assembled and included less-typical offerings like uni and squid. Worth every last penny at around $20.

                        Also, I enjoyed a workmanlike chirashi at the Sushi Kushi Imai (Wilshire / San Vicente). That one was definitely cheaper.

                        Lastly, I vaguely remember a very solid chirashi at Kiriko on Sawtelle, but that should not surprise.

                        Looking forward to hearing other ideas.

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                          smssms Sep 22, 2006 08:50 PM

                          sushi gen? that's my dad's favorite chirashi, anyway.

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