I am always looking for a new everyday sushi place in the Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood area. There are so many to choose from! I curious to know if anyone can recommend one that has been flying under the radar.
for "under the radar:" havent been since the early 90's but i used to really like u-zen on santa monica near bundy... they had air mail hamachi in those days...
Sushi Zo, Kiriko
En Sushi, listed above, is pretty good.
Noma, on Wilshire, for my money, is perfect "everyday sushi." Very fresh, no surprises i.e. mind-bending fish flown in from Japan at mind-bending prices...if that's your idea of everday try The Hump.
Second U-Zen. It is my default sushi bar, and it never disappoints. But be sure to sit with Masa, who's on the south side of the sushi bar.
NAGAO on 26th and san Vicente is wonderful! They make "moonlight" rolls, wrapped in cucumber with no rice. I also love their spicy tuna chopped salad and spider rolls! We're going there tonight after a week in NY!
sushi zo! i was just there a few days ago and always amazed how consistent and great the quality is. it's on palms (or where national becomes palms off the 10 freeway) and in the vons shopping complex.