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Best chirashi in LA?

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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?

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    smssms RE: cincodemayo1 Sep 22, 2006 08:50 PM

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

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      oleskoo RE: cincodemayo1 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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        Jerome RE: cincodemayo1 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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          Hailyn RE: cincodemayo1 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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            RacerX RE: Hailyn 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.

            http://sushigo55.com/index.html

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              judge dee RE: RacerX 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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            judge dee RE: cincodemayo1 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.

            1. dee RE: cincodemayo1 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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                SwissMiss RE: cincodemayo1 Sep 23, 2006 04:26 AM

                What is Chirashi?

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                  judge dee RE: SwissMiss 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.

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                  mc michael RE: cincodemayo1 Sep 23, 2006 05:11 AM

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

                  1. omotosando RE: cincodemayo1 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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                      pongstress RE: cincodemayo1 Sep 23, 2006 05:43 AM

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

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                        mcsmcs RE: cincodemayo1 Sep 29, 2006 08:29 PM

                        Odeasan in Koreatown has a great korean-style chirashi

                        1. modernist RE: cincodemayo1 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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