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

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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
      310-576-7011

      Or
      Akwa (more fusion, chic)
      1413 Fifth St
      310-656-9688

      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.