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Dec 16, 2006 10:22 PM

Quick! Need 1st Date Rest. Rec at 3rd St. Promenade

Going on a first date in a matter of hours, my first date in almost a year. We were going to Monsoon but they're closed tonight for a private party. I need a replacement that is not too expensive (the Lobster, Ocean Avenue and Sushi Roku are out), has good ambience, food is good (not as important since it's a first date), not too crowded or noisy on this Saturday night, and it must be at least in walking distance to the 3rd St. Promenade. Is there a sushi place close enough that fits the bill? If not, any cuisine would work. THANKS!

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  1. I'd rec Musha, on Wilshire between 4th and 5th. It's definitely a fun date place and the creative (and sometimes interactive) serving methods of some of the dishes is great conversation fodder.

    Earlier today I noticed a sushi place called Mon on Wilshire in that general vicinity but I haven't eaten there so I can't vouch for it's quality.

    1. Try

      Sushi Mon
      401 Santa Monica Blvd

      Akwa (more fusion, chic)
      1413 Fifth St

      1. Thanks!!! Anyone ever been to all three of these places and can recommend the "winner"?

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        1. re: chowmominLA

          I've been to both Akwa and Musha. Akwa is about as pricey as Sushi Roku so if that's out of your price range then Akwa will be too. I didn't really enjoy my meal there (the fish had an oddly mushy consistency).

        2. I noticed that Akwa looked kinda pricey. I read up on Musha and it looks perfect, so we're trying that. I have a feeling I'll like it more than Monsoon too so this will be a blessing.

          Thanks Chowhounds for coming through!!!!!

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          1. re: chowmominLA

            Great choice! Musha is really one of my favorite date places ever.