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Apr 2, 2007 05:10 PM


Would like to find a good sushi place tonight that's not too expensive. Going with two small children and my Mom, so a place that's accomodating and that has a few other dishes avaiable. Based in Hollywood, so even Little Tokyo's a possibility. Alright Chowhounders, BRING IT ON!

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  1. Might West LA be a possibility as well? It's not too much further on the drive-time as long as the 10 is flowing...

    My kids - 7 and 5 - enjoy alot of places along Sawtelle - and of course there's places to grab snacks and desserts as well... lots of price points and variety all within walking distance of two to three blocks...

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      which places would you recommend that would be open on a monday night?

      1. re: westsidegal

        Sorry - that I wouldn't know - I'm usually a weekender... I'm guessing by your question that alot of them are closed on Mondays?

        1. re: bulavinaka

          well hide is closed on mondays.
          after i looked on line at the menus of sushi karen and irori, i decided that the a la carte menu of sushi zo wasn't that much more expensive so we ended up at zo and ordered a la carte-- it came out to cost about half the price of the omakase.

          fantastic fish there, as always.

    2. Ended up doing having our first Sushi Gen experience and it was fantastic. One of the best Japananese meals I've had.

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      1. re: markethej

        did you set at the counter or table? what did you have and cost?

        1. re: rickym13

          I was with my wife, mother, and two small children so we sat at a table. We had pickles, edamame, and seaweed. Then a large order of tempura which was very generous. It had at least 4 large prawns. The we had 3 orders of the most expensive sushi combination. It comes with an awesome salmon skin salad and more of the seaweed with foamed yam. The combination was very classic. The tuna roll was amazing, melt in your mouth. Honestly, I couldn't finish, but somehow others at the table managed to pick. My wife had sake, my mother had a beer, and I had a green tea. All in the check came in at $105. I give this a very high value / price ratio! I've had meals that didn't measure up to this one, costing the same.

        2. re: markethej

          That would have been my choice. My 4 year old loves their gindara. My 2 year old just likes Toyo-san.

          The other place that is particularlly good with kids is sushi-go-55. BUT they are much slower than at Sushi Gen.

          BTW, we always sit at the sushi bar with the kids....

          1. re: jkao1817

            It just felt that with 5 people, we'd be too spread out. what is Toyo-san?

            1. re: jkao1817

              Where is Sushi Gen and are they open for lunch?

              1. re: candee

                Don't know, but would think they're open for lunch. They are in Honda Plaza at the corner of Central and 2nd street. There is a parking lot at the restaurant.

                1. re: markethej

                  Markethej, glad you had a nice meal at Gen - one of my fave sushi restaurants in LA. I've never had a short wait there and i can understand why. fish is superfresh and the bar is a lot of fun to sit at. My gf and i always end up talking to people around us.

                2. re: candee

                  lunch is only served on weekdays and be ready for a long wait unless you show up right at open (11am?)

                  1. re: zack

                    Re: lunch at Gen: that should be a LOOOONG wait, if you're not there early. . We got there at 11:30 a couple of weeks ago, and the wait was 20-30 minutes for a table (10-15 for the bar); (the famous Gen lunch specials are available at tables only) when we finished at 12:45, the wait was up in the 50+ minute range...

                    but it's worth getting there early. Now, if I can only manage to score one of the Izayoi early bento specials one of these days...