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Best Ankimo in LA?

macrogal Feb 13, 2007 02:27 PM

I was so disappointed in the ankimo at Hiko, normally my favorite sushi joint. Sasabune does a fairly good job but they have turned into a sushi factory as of late and so I prefer to get my soosh on elsewhere. Suggestions?

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    kevin Feb 14, 2007 02:59 PM

    oh, yeah nozawa's ankimo handroll are a little sweet but great.

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      kevin Feb 14, 2007 02:58 PM

      i'll be the lone dissenter here.

      i enjoy the soybean paste that sometimes garnishes ankimo.

      But I beyond hate the warmed up ankimo. i have a feeling it's sometimes done to out of season ankimo.

      but recently ive had some great stuff at go's mart sushi. it was good and cold along with some other treasures.

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        rameniac Feb 14, 2007 01:39 PM

        if you're talking strictly ankimo, Noma on wilshire in santa monica (i think 14th or 15th street? somewhere around there) has excellent stuff.

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          MeowMixx Feb 14, 2007 12:03 PM

          Finally got my Sushi Zo fix last night and the ankimo was DELICIOUS.

          1. PseudoNerd Feb 13, 2007 08:35 PM


            1. eatdrinknbmerry Feb 13, 2007 08:11 PM

              Sushi zo. does not taste like cold paté or liverwurst. it's steamed perfectly where you have a bite to it. next time i go to zo, i'm ordering 8 pcs of ankimo a la carte.

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              1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
                mc michael Feb 13, 2007 08:33 PM

                You might check with your cardiologist first before injesting that much ankimo.

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                  eatdrinknbmerry Feb 14, 2007 01:42 PM

                  an ankimo overdose is very possible.

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                    kevin Feb 14, 2007 03:00 PM

                    is monfish liver actually as bad as chicken liver, cholesterol wise, et al.????

              2. luswei Feb 13, 2007 07:51 PM

                Izayoi, little Tokyo

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                  chefthisguy Feb 13, 2007 07:50 PM


                  1. Clare K Feb 13, 2007 05:51 PM

                    Sushi Gen has the best ankimo I've ever had - and I've had a lot as that is one of my favorites. He serves it in a ponzu-like sauce with finely chopped scallions - perfect balance for the richness of the ankimo.

                    Clare K

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                      Bert Feb 13, 2007 05:11 PM

                      By FAR, the best ankimo i've had is at Kiyosuzu in arcadia. Never fishy, so soft and melty... I've had ankimo at probably a dozen places and nothing compares. Just served traditional sashimi style in a bowl with ponzu, scallions and grated daikon.

                      If you like the warm preparation, Echigo's with the miso sauce ain't bad.

                      I can't stand bad ankimo (which for me means it's either too firm or too fishy). Always perfect at kiyosuzu.

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                      1. re: Bert
                        willwork4food Feb 14, 2007 08:11 AM

                        Do you recommend this place tonight? I haven't been in years, but I remember last time it was pretty good. Off Baldwin and Duarte right?


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                        El Chino Bandido Feb 13, 2007 05:09 PM

                        Sushi Zo and Echigo are the absolute best. Hands down.

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                          macrogal Feb 13, 2007 04:57 PM

                          Oh lordy, don't even get me STARTED on cold ankimo :)

                          1. Bob Brooks Feb 13, 2007 04:55 PM

                            Sushi Zo and Echigo are the absolute best. Both served warm, of course.

                            1. russkar Feb 13, 2007 03:50 PM

                              The one thing I really like at Echigo is his Ankimo with Miso Paste or Sushi Gen.

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                                wakko11 Feb 13, 2007 03:39 PM

                                Sushi Iki on Tarzana on Ventura Bl. has very good ankimo when it's available.

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                                  mc michael Feb 13, 2007 02:43 PM

                                  Don't know about best, but it's real good at Sushi Ike, Hollywood & Gower.

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                                    gnarlex Feb 13, 2007 02:33 PM

                                    Sushi Zo. Unctuous.

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