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Really fresh sushi on westside?

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chloecat Apr 29, 2007 04:09 PM

I loved the sushi at Sushi Hara (formerly Top Cloud) in Marina del Rey and was devastated when they closed last year. They were supposed to reopen when they found a new location, but have seen nothing yet! So am looking for really fresh sushi at a fairly moderate price, but with some creative selections. Any suggestions?

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  1. StormKing RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 04:11 PM

    Try Hide Sushi near Sawtelle and Ohio. Long lines - for a good reason. If you don't want to wait, go to Asahi Ramen across the street (no sushi, but it's a great deal too).

    1. tony michaels RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 04:28 PM

      There is a (pretty recently opened) sushi place called Hara Sushi on Wilshire Blvd. just a block west of Bundy on the SE corner of Amherst and Wilshire in West LA. Don't know if it's related to the one that was in the Marina, but it's a little local place so probably is not too expensive. (We have not been here).

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        allisonteal RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 04:50 PM

        No reason to go anywhere else other than Sushi Zo -
        9824 National Blvd
        Los Angeles, CA 90034

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          bulavinaka RE: allisonteal Apr 29, 2007 05:32 PM

          The OP might want to get more familiar with Sushi Zo before going by reading related threads about this seemeingly great sushi destination. A fair amount chefs in this category have certain expectations; also, knowing a little about Keizo-san may help in navigating the counter. :)

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/390517

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/389672

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          Cinnamon RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 05:41 PM

          If you're looking for closer to MDR than some of the other suggestions, Sushi Karen on Washington in Culver City (west of Overland) is nice. Great albacore.

          1. westsidegal RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 07:26 PM

            if you want to stay in the marina,
            the food they serve at irori is far superior to the food that used to be served at top cloud.

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              MahiMahiFish RE: chloecat Apr 29, 2007 10:19 PM

              Fresh (excellent) sushi, moderate price & creative selections, packed from the minute it opens to closing:
              Sakura Japanese Restaurant
              4545 S Centinela Ave
              Los Angeles, CA 90066
              (310) 822-7790

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                pooper RE: chloecat Apr 30, 2007 04:33 AM

                sushi zo definitely. just be open to his ways and he will take you to the sushi promised land.

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                  emilymm RE: chloecat Apr 30, 2007 08:26 PM

                  Hiko Sushi is where you need to go for fresh sushi on the westside.

                  Sawtelle and National

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