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johnnyshungry Feb 9, 2007 01:16 PM

Ok so my real ? is where in lala land can I get real wasabi on my sushi ?
I have seen post in the past but the new way to search does not allow to look at the most recent post and you have to go through all the post as far back as well you get it.
was up with that.

So where do they use real wasabi ?
Sushi Gen ?

Thanks from a newbie to this cyber world.


  1. m
    MeowMixx Feb 9, 2007 01:25 PM

    Mori Sushi on Pico and Gateway. That's all I can think of right now....

    1. wilafur Feb 9, 2007 01:25 PM

      urasawa =)

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      1. re: wilafur
        MeowMixx Feb 9, 2007 01:28 PM

        Oh, how I wish I could go to Urasawa. My sister told me she'd take me for my birthday. When I told her how much it costs, she said I could go and enjoy........while she waits in the car......

        Being such a purist, I'm surprised Keizo (Sushi Zo) doesn't have fresh wasabi

      2. johnnyshungry Feb 9, 2007 01:40 PM

        of course urasawa but really my s.o. would kill me for spending that much.
        Maybe for super special celebration.
        surely there must be a reasonably priced place somewhere...... I hope.
        Ahhh dreams of urasawa.

        1. Porthos Feb 9, 2007 01:52 PM

          Mori does. Kiriko sometimes does. On my most recent visit, I sat in front of Ken and couldn't figure out why he was using paste wasabi when he had fresh wasabi roots displayed on the counter. He even used it on the live japanese mantis prawn which was a shame. Luckily, it didn't overpower the insane sweetness of the prawn.

          1. w
            wakko11 Feb 9, 2007 02:37 PM

            Sushi Iki uses it

            1. johnnyshungry Feb 9, 2007 04:24 PM

              yeah Iki !
              I am down the street and was actually gonna give it a try tonight and now I am sold.
              Thanks folks TGIF!!!!!

              1. johnnyshungry Feb 9, 2007 04:45 PM

                we are talking about the hollywood Iki ?

                1. k
                  ktm Feb 9, 2007 04:50 PM

                  Nishimura on Melrose across from the PDC.

                  1. c
                    Cucinamore Feb 9, 2007 05:02 PM

                    Yabu on La Cienega--but with sashimi only.

                    1. annagranfors Feb 10, 2007 01:13 AM

                      I've heard that many/most sushi bars will serve freshly ground wasabi, if you ask for it. they'll probably charge you for it, mind you...at least they did at Go 55 when I asked. and it was quite good, but probably not all that.

                      1. annalulu Feb 10, 2007 07:58 AM

                        Azami serves it with their omakase. I'm sure you could request it.

                        1. bodie Feb 10, 2007 08:30 AM


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