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Sushi-All U Can Eat by CBS Studios-Studio City?

Last night while leaving Outtake Bistro I noticed this "All U Can Eat" Sushi restaurant across the street from CBS Studios in Studio City, I never even knew of this spot-it was called Aki sushi or something similar?

Can anybody share feedback on this spot, compared to say Midori?

Thanks,

Stuart

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  1. i don't know, but Midori is the worst sushi i have ever had. It made me very ill. I would say the sushi at 7/11 is more fresh.

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    1. re: baxtermadux

      Totally agree. The sushi at Midori is horrible. The fish is cut deli slicer thin. In fact maybe they use a deli slicer. I wouldn't be surprised. Also, all the fish seems very tasteless to my palate. I can only guess that it's because the fish is all sliced far in advance and the exposure to air has leached out the oil and much of the flavor. You also better like rice, because the nigiri sushi is served on rice meteors and if you don't eat it all, you get charged the al la carte price

      If, however, sushi rolls are your thing, and you love mayonnaise and imitation crab, you may enjoy Midori.

      As so many people have said, sushi and AYCE just don't work very well. Lord knows, I wish it did.

    2. I always wondered how places can have "All U Can Eat" sushi for even $15-20.00, just doesn't sit with me either?

      This spot I drove by last night is in Studio City on a side street down Laurel Canyon across from the CBS studios lot, curious on feedback on this spot?

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      1. re: Hypnotic23

        Stuart -
        A CA SHI SUSHI BAR is the name on the ABC website and it is located in what I believe was a former Subway sandwich shop. Directly across from the Radford entrance to CBS.
        No knowledge of the food, however.

      2. Thank you Carter, you are correct-very curious on if this spot has decent food or not, I like how it was secluded with a very neighborhood hidden feel to it, now to hear about the food?

        Happy Holidays,

        Stuart

        1. Stuart, I frequent the Farmers' Market in that area on Sundays, and have also noticed it and wondered about the food.

          However, I would think that with so many sushi bars in the area (most or all of which we've all heard of, some good, some bad etc.), it seems strange that you, I, Carter, nor the good lord in heaven have not even HEARD of the place, much less the food. Plus, AYCE and sushi should usually not be said in the same sentence.

          However, any Hound out there that can provide evidence to the contrary? The mystery continues...............

          1. I just rang this location and they said they've been there for 5 years, amazing that we haven't heard any reports on their food.

            The # is 818/760-0313

            They said $20 for lunch at $25 for dinner, I asked how it compares to Midori and he just laughed yet what would you expect a competitor to say.

            I might try it in the future,

            Stuart

            1. I think Midori is $26 at dinner, plus a dollar/order surcharge for a few items, and a few other items are limited to one per meal if not going a la carte.

              Midori actually serves decent sushi. I've been three times and it's always fresh, if unimpressive except for volume. It's no Tama, but if you're starving, want sushi, and don't want to blow $100, it's not a bad choice. It's hands-down better than Teru or Sushi 101, for instance.

              Most people have never had really good sushi. If you don't know what you're missing, Midori would be a godsend. I don't know why the typical California roll eater would go anywhere else.

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              1. re: Alimentary My Dear Watson

                I think Midori is impressive sushi for the price. Namely, try the Hawaiian King Mackerel, the Yellowtail belly and the Pompano. All delightful. Occasionally the Hawaiian King Mackerel is more chewy, other times, more buttery-- inconsistent but always hella fresh and flavorful.

                Recently Midori hired a grumpy sushi chef who is rude. Instead of saying "Can I help you?" or "Welcome, what can I make for you?" he just stares. Odd. All the other chefs are warm and risible.

              2. I have been to A Ca Sushi, or as I now call it, a.k.a. Sushi. It's not very good. Fish tasted stale (though it's prepared on order) and the service was slower than slow (even for a time-limit AYCE place that is motivated not to bring out food quickly). I got very frustrated with the food quality and the service, and left hungry. The other posters are correct about Midori -- for good (not great) sushi at an afforable price, Midori is far superior.

                1. Instead of an All U Can Eat, try Sushi Don on Laurel Canyon, north of Riverside (east side of the street, in a mini mall next to a Jack In the Box.) You won't be disappointed.

                  1. Hmm.. why would you want to go for All You Can Eat sushi?

                    When in Studio City, go to Sushi Nozawa (the famed sushi nazi). It's my favorite sushi in the valley, and some of the best in LA.

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                    1. re: ammichaels

                      Price is often a factor. Nozawa isn't cheap. and you seem to mostly be paying for pretentiousness at icky Nozawa

                      1. re: ammichaels

                        hey ammichaels--
                        hmmm..... why would you want to go for Sushi Nozawa when you can just drive over the hill and go to URASAWA? Urasawa is the universal favorite for sushi in the entire city after all. . . .

                      2. Isn't suggesting eating at Nozowa instead a little like suggesting buying a BMW instead of a Honda Civic? Price is the obvious factor. Sometimes you just need a sushi fix on less than $80/person.

                        1. I've eaten at Midori 40 or 50 times and it's wonderful for the price. I've also eaten at Nobu, Sushi Nozawa and Katsuya, among others.