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Affordable Sashimi

Paliau Dec 13, 2006 05:07 PM

I love to eat massive quantities of Sashimi, but it's usually so overpriced in most Japanese Restaurants - What's the best deal on a Sashimi plate in LA metro where I will not have to visit the hospital afterwards! I thinking a fairly filling plate for under $15.

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    chowmominLA Dec 13, 2006 06:03 PM

    Get the sashimi lunch special at Sushi Gen (in the Little Honda Plaza, 2nd and Alameda near Little Tokyo.) It has excellent cuts of fish (including toro, yellowtail, spicy tuna, salmon, albacore, and other cuts) with lots of soup and sides for $13. Either go early (right at 11:00), or late (after 1:30) or be prepared to wait for a long time. Can't get the specials at the sushi bar.

    The sashimi special at Sushi Go 55 on the 3rd floor of a mall on 3rd and Alameda is also very good although not quite as good as Sushi Gen. But, there's no wait, or a much shorter one.

    Another very inexpensive way to get lots of good sashimi is to go to Safe n Save, a Japanese market on Sawtelle next to Hide, and just buy it at their fish counter.

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      WHills Dec 13, 2006 06:30 PM

      You should try the Lighthouse in Santa Monica off of 3rd Street Promenade and Arizona. They are an all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet for around $20 for dinner. They have all-you-can-eat sashimi at night, and it's pretty decent quality. One of the best Japanese buffets around.

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        chowmominLA Dec 13, 2006 06:38 PM

        Isn't the Lighthouse Todai??? If so, I would NOT recommend it. Hopefully it used to be a Todai but is now something else that's edible!

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          wilafur Dec 13, 2006 06:45 PM

          related folks that started todai started lighthouse.

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            WHills Dec 13, 2006 08:47 PM

            No, it's not Todai. I refuse to eat at Todai and like decent Japanese food. I find Lighthouse to be decent, especially for the price. I actually see Japanese people in there.

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              ladius Dec 14, 2006 04:35 AM

              Ha ha! that's funny. yes Todai probably doesn't have any Japanese staff.

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                monku Dec 14, 2006 05:27 AM

                Probably not...Todai is Korean owned.

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                  Bert Dec 14, 2006 08:44 PM

                  So is Lighthouse

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                    monku Dec 15, 2006 05:13 AM

                    Thought I read somewhere that the Lighthouse people were the original Todai owners who were Japanese.

                    I hear that new yogurt place in Little Tokyo is owned by the Todai group.

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            chowmominLA Dec 14, 2006 01:18 AM

            ok I'll have to try it then!

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