Great sushi + udon, for lunch, on the Westside?
I'm looking for great sushi (i.e., excellent nigiri) at an affordable price (like Kiriko, Sasabune, Hide). However, a member of our lunch group is vegetarian and wants some udon instead. Is there a place on Sawtelle or near Santa Monica/Century City that can meet all our requirements? Thanks!
Taiko, in Brentwood, would work. For your situation, though, it might be like the tail wagging the dog because the udon is about the best on the westside, while the sushi is good but not at the level of Kiriko and also is kind of expensive.
Kiriko has at least a few vegetarian items on the menu, maybe you could persuade your companion to try those?
The best I could think of is Best Bowl. However, I can't remember if they have nigiri and if they do, it's not going to be on the same par as Kiriko/Hide. What's great about this place is it's pretty inexpensive. They've got huge california rolls and some good udon.
It's on Sawtelle in the strip center with Hurry Curry.