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Mar 2, 2007 09:22 AM

romantic sushi places in LA

Any rec's for intimate ambiance/patio/candlelit type sushi places in la or w. la? So far, someone has suggested zip fusion in little tokyo for their outside patio.

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  1. Nishimura in West Hollywood would be my pick (across from the PDC on Melrose).

    1. I think the food at Zip is sooo bad. Would not be worth the ambience to me. What about the Hump?

      1. How about Wa Sushi and Bistro? In addition to a nice view, the food is really good!

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        1. re: jkao1817

          yes, the view at wa is good, but the actual ambience is lacking...

        2. How about the Hump at the Santa Monica Airport?

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          1. re: liu

            Oh, absolutely! The Hump is very romantic and the sushi is wonderful.

          2. Funny how infrequently good ambiance and good sushi have gone together in my experience. Nozawa in Studio City is my all-time fave but basically anti-ambiance. Had a delicious and innovative-wthout-losing-the-plot sushi dinner at Wa Sushi and Bistro on La Cienaga and Holloway -- but ambiance only a 6/10. Not a big Matsuhisa fan ambiance or meal-wise. The most ambiance-oriented place I've been in the area is Sushi Roku -- but have had mixed experiences with the sushi -- sometimes tastey othertimes disconcertingly flavorless. But nice lighting, decent selection of sakis and a place where you can relax and linger over an intimate meal.

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            1. re: bite bite

              roku depends on the location. there's nothing romantic about eating bad fish...which has been my experience on more than one occasion at the santa monica location.

              the bev. center/weho location has better food, but the only romantic spot there might be on the patio.