HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food quest?

Sushi on the west side or near LAX?

susancinsf Jan 29, 2007 01:03 PM

I have a meeting that ends at 5 p.m. on Pico, near the Hillcrest Country Club (Avenue of the Stars), and a 9 p.m. flight from LAX. I'd love to take my daughter and her new husband to dinner, and his favorite is sushi. They can meet me somewhere around 5:30.

I've done a few searches, but am coming up empty handed.

If no sushi recommendations we might try Ayara near the airport, since my daughter and I both love Thai....but since they live downtown, I'd rather stay closer to my meeting location then make them drive out too far towards LAX...

Obviously, time is an issue, so I will want to make reservations or be assured of no wait. I'd prefer something with a bit of atmosphere, but not stratospheric prices....Any ideas appreciated! Thanks!

  1. susancinsf Feb 1, 2007 08:53 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions, hounds! Sushi Zo looked great, the location was excellent given my parameters, and we were really looking forward to it.....until I arrived at my last meeting of the day, and was informed that the time had been moved back an hour or more:meaning I would miss my plane if we had dinner...I even tried to get a later flight, but no such luck...

    So alas, dinner was a horrid sandwhich from a deli across from the boarding area, and some Southwest peanuts. Fortunately, I'd had a large lunch (at Frida, which I will report on in a seperate post), and daughter and hubby and I agreed that when I come back ifor my next meeting in a few weeks I will have to spend the night so that we can try Sushi Zo!

    1 Reply
    1. re: susancinsf
      westsidegal Feb 1, 2007 09:49 PM

      remember sushi zo is closed on sundays

    2. pinotgrisgirl Jan 29, 2007 04:56 PM

      The Sushi House on Pico (near Bundy) has great sushi and rolls -- nothing fancy but very good and they play Reggae music!

      1. s
        sidwich Jan 29, 2007 01:27 PM

        Irori in Marina Del Rey is also very good.

        1. m
          MeowMixx Jan 29, 2007 01:10 PM

          About 2 1/2 miles away is Sushi Zo. It's absolutely amazing stuff.

          9824 National Blvd Unit C
          Los Angeles, CA 90034
          (310) 842-3977

          1. wilafur Jan 29, 2007 01:08 PM

            although not in the LAX area (but a bit closer than hillcrest), head a few miles south to sushi zo in palms.

            3 Replies
            1. re: wilafur
              MeowMixx Jan 29, 2007 01:18 PM

              hahaha jinx! we posted this almost exactly at the same time :)

              1. re: MeowMixx
                wilafur Jan 29, 2007 01:51 PM

                lol! =)

              2. re: wilafur
                Snoopy Jan 29, 2007 04:10 PM

                I second this. You can shoot down Beverly/Castle Heights from Pico and you'll be right there.

              Show Hidden Posts