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Good Japanese near Main St in Santa Monica?

RustyShackelford Jan 22, 2007 06:15 AM

I've been looking around, but haven't found one yet. Am I missing somewhere?

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    epop Jan 22, 2007 04:00 PM

    i believe not

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      chowmominLA Jan 22, 2007 04:59 PM

      I can't think of anything. I'm not a fan of Hama Sushi. I think the closest really good Japanese spot is for izakaya and sashimi, which is Musha on Wilshire and 4th.

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        bulavinaka Jan 23, 2007 08:34 PM

        Chaya on Main St and Navy in Venice is the closest thing to Japanese(/French) that comes to mind. Abbot Kinney has Shima - Yoshi's brown rice sushi is great but $$$ and hours are limited - and Wabi-Sabi - trendy, yuppy and ok.
        As mentioned above, Hama - ehhh - they started sliding downhill long back, then slid even further with the new owners...

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          trubee Jan 24, 2007 07:58 AM

          It isn't terribly close to Third, but definitely check out Yabu on Pico.

          1. tritip Jan 24, 2007 02:26 PM

            The Hump. About 1.5 miles east of Main Street at Santa Monica Airport.

            1. wilafur Jan 24, 2007 02:51 PM

              musha as chowmominLA mentioned.

              1. Swoshmn Jan 25, 2007 07:31 PM

                No matter how "yuppie"...

                I have always had great meals at Wabi Sabi, Abbot Kinney and Venice, they also have a sweet happy hour if your hungry early.

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