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Nov 3, 2006 06:24 PM


Went last night ordered Omakase with Chef NOBI.
Cost approx 55-ea
Better overall than anything we've had recently at Sushi Zo, Kirko, or Mori and less expensive also.

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  1. I know I will get flamed for this, but Sasabune (alone with Ike in Hollywood) are my two favorite sushi joints in LA.

    Bar none.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Ike - No! Consider yourself "flamed"!!

    2. Why? I haven't been to either but friends keep saying to go to Sasabune...

      1. Personally I think Sasabune is overrated. It's like a factory - churning out the same omakase to everyone. The waitresses take your plate away just as you're taking the last bite, and drop another one in front of you. There's no enjoyment in being rushed like that, and quite frankly, their fish is fresh but that's not hard to find in LA.

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        1. re: Clare K

          Clare, my post says to have Chef Nobi at the bar serve you Omakase, no one else is serving you.
          Yesterday nothing was rushed , every piece of fish was perfect(way above the normal quality level at most sushi bars).

            1. re: kevin

              Request NOBI and the rest is easy. Some of the best Sushi in LA.

        2. Sasabune is hands down my favorite sushi joint in town. One thing I really appreciate is actually ordering ala carte items. I usually get two of those awesome crab rolls, an order of the iced toro, albacore with sweet sauce and a few other pieces. Turns out to be less than the omakase (about $35) usually and I get exactly what I want and no one ever gives me a hard time about it (unlike Nozawa). The quality of the fish they serve is really great, and I love that the new space is large and one doesn't feel too cramped.

          1. 55 per, that's not bad,

            someone said before they do an american omakase here, and a more interesting japanese omakase?

            i thought sasabune had gone severly downhall?

            the big question, thoug, better than nozawa???

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            1. re: kevin

              On Par Fishwise with less attitude.

              1. re: russkar

                I disagree.

                I think the sashimi at Sasabune is much better than the stuff at Nozawa.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Concur , because Nozawa doesn't actually do Sashimi other than the pitiful Ahi with Ponzu he starts with?

                  1. re: russkar

                    Not necessarily true. At the bar (either omakase or otherwise), I've had sashimi straight up, unadulterated with ponzu, or a whiff of the blow torch, or anything else for that matter.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      At Nozawa??
                      BTW I agreed with you about Sasebune's Sashimi being better than Nozawa's.

                      1. re: russkar

                        russ, i've never seen any other sashimi at nozawa other than the standard baby tuna sashimi in a huge puddle of ponzu with chopped scallions in the bowl. i enjoy it, but yeah it's not exactly fine sashimi.

                        i'll have to try sasabune with nobi, do they allow you to wait if his section is already full, i would'nt want to spend hard earned dough un a faltering trainee.