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$75 per person Omakase in SFV...is that possible?

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  • kajtf Mar 5, 2007 09:48 AM
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Where could I have omakase for about $75 per person anywhere in the San Fernando Valley...?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Tama is close..Many people like it. I was treated quite badly there. But I seem to be in the minority

    1. Tama Sushi (I'm one of many admirers on this board) offers three different Omakase options, at $30, $40 and $50. I've had the $40 (back when it was only $30, it was the deal of the century). It was almost too much food. I can't imagine finishing the $50 option.

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      1. re: Jack Flash

        Where is this place?

        1. re: kajtf

          On Sushi Row in Studio City. South Side of Ventura Blvd., just east of Radford. Practically next door to the more famous (but not as good) Teru Sushi.

          http://tamasushi.bravehost.com/tamapa...

      2. Nozawa is usually under $75 pp if you avoid ordering sake (which is overpriced there IMO) and stick with beer or tea.

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        1. re: HPLsauce

          I have been wanting to try this place, but have been hearing scary things about the chef. :-) Do you think it's really worth a try?

          1. re: kajtf

            the answer to that is a resounding YES! it's not a place to go for atmosphere or service or variety. the stories of people being kicked out are few and far between and often exaggerated through numerous retellings. sit at the bar and you'll be served wonderfully fresh fish, the meal ending in under an hour. what you'll be getting is the highest quality sushi for the bucks. i agree about the overpriced sake. there's a camp of people who like koi, matsuhisa, geisha house; then there are those who like purist sushi. nozawa obviously falls in the latter category. it's all about expectations really. nozawa-san is not the friendly itamae throwing back beers with the customers.

            1. re: zack

              Ok, you have convinced me. I am going to give this place a try! Thank you!

        2. Most sushi-ya these days, except for the uber-high-end types, offer different levels of omakase; just tell your itamae what your budget is (BTW, is $75 with/out drinks?) and you should be accommodated just about anywhere. If you are in doubt regarding a specific restaurant, just call ahead to confirm.

          For omakase in the SFV, I recommend Asanebo.

          Asanebo
          11941 Ventura Blvd.
          Studio City, CA 91604
          818-760-3348

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          1. re: yinyangdi

            I believe the omakase at Asanebo begins at $70 - that price factors in the tap water pairings for each course.