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Best Japanese Sushi Restaurant in LA

Suitopi21 Nov 8, 2006 09:26 PM

My absolute favorite place is Sasabune. I don't think I can live without it. I go there about once a week and although it is somewhat pricy, it's so worth it.

What Japanes Sushi restaurant do you consider the best in LA?

Omakase style

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    Alex250 Nov 8, 2006 10:23 PM

    Sushi Zo

    1. DanaB Nov 8, 2006 10:23 PM

      Here's a link to a recent (and LONG) thread on this exact topic to get you started:


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        WileysHungryAgain Nov 9, 2006 05:46 PM

        Are there any good Chinese Sushi Restaurants in town?

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          monku Nov 11, 2006 03:29 PM

          Don't know of any Chinese...but there are a lot of Korean sushi restaurants and most people don't realize they're eating at one.

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            cfylong Nov 11, 2006 05:28 PM

            I heard in an earlier post that sushi Z in alhambra is Chinese owned and is considered one of the top sushi bars in L.A.

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              monku Nov 11, 2006 05:35 PM

              Thanks...now I know of one.

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                condiment Nov 11, 2006 06:37 PM

                When San Gabriel Square first opened 15 years ago, there was a sushi bar that catered largely to elderly Chinese who had first tasted sushi during the occupation. It served perhaps the most traditional Edomae sushi in town.

          2. monku Nov 11, 2006 04:34 PM

            One of the most ironic things is that most of my Japanese American friends laugh and would never think of going to these high end "BEST" omikase type sushi restaurants.

            Time for an "LA Sushi Board."

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              epop Nov 11, 2006 06:04 PM

              and where oh where do they go for sushi?

            2. monku Nov 11, 2006 06:24 PM

              Places "like" Sakura on Centinela. Old standby kind of joints that existed long before the sushi craze that started 20 years ago.

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                biancasmith Dec 29, 2007 07:58 PM

                That make alot of sense. What sushi is supposed to be.

                But you GOTTA love Roku.

                .....It's my I have my dates take me.

                (the ones that can afford it.)

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                amnesiac Nov 12, 2006 04:44 PM

                Try Miura in Lomita, on Pacific Coast Highway.

                It's some of the best sushi I've had, exquisitely prepared. Not terribly overpriced like most Westside locations either. A friend of mine who spent a few months in Tokyo says it compares favorably to the best places he's eaten over there. Now that may be a slight hyperbole but it's honestly fantastic.

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