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Sushi on the west side or near LAX?

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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!

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

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    1. re: wilafur

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

      1. re: wilafur

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

      2. 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. Irori in Marina Del Rey is also very good.

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

            1. 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!

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              1. re: susancinsf

                remember sushi zo is closed on sundays