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I tried MIKA SUSHI on Olympic and Sepulveda

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cupcake May 14, 2007 10:11 PM

After reading about it here. My husband and I did not have high expectations, and that's probably a good thing. The place was EMPTY on Saturday night at 6:30. Literally. We ordered some standard rolls, and really everything was mediocre. The spicy tuna was on par with Gelson's, and the crab was imitation, I believe. We got what we paid for, basically, and will never go back, which is a shame. I'm still searching for the perfect low-key, West LA sushi find. Onward and upward!!

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    blackie135 Jul 2, 2009 04:08 PM

    When I used to live over on that side of town, I used to really like Niko Niko Sushi across from Trader Joe's at National and Westwood. Nothing fancy but good sushi and good prices.

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    1. re: blackie135
      westsidegal Jul 2, 2009 06:08 PM

      imho, niko niko definitely does not serve good sushi, but it does have good prices.

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        TYRUSHAMADA Jul 2, 2009 08:15 PM

        DOES NIKO NIKO HAVE A LOCATION IN LA HABRA?

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      ultralowincome Jul 2, 2009 03:40 PM

      this place is GOOD. inexpensive, quick service, good food. give it another chance.

      1. tony michaels May 15, 2007 12:19 PM

        We are pretty regular at U-zen on Santa Monica Blvd. just a block or so east of Bundy on the north side of the street. It's across the street from a mini mall with a really good Oaxacan place, Monte Alban. There is also Anju in the mini mall on the SE corner of Barrington and Gateway, (and coincidentally also with a good Oaxacan place called Tlapazola Grill).

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          westsidegal Jul 3, 2009 11:15 AM

          would heartily recommend u-zen.

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          amoretignis May 15, 2007 12:12 PM

          Would Sushi Sushi be considered low key? Sushi Sushi's located on Beverly just north of Olympic. It's traditional sushi that won't break the bank if you choose to go a la carte. I show up early evening (before 8pm) and have had no difficulty getting seated. It's small, quiet and the fish is divine.

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          1. re: amoretignis
            westsidegal Jul 2, 2009 06:07 PM

            imho, sushi sushi serves great sushi.

          2. hch_nguyen May 14, 2007 10:20 PM

            Sheesh, I'm sorry to hear that, cupcake. I was gonna try this place, too. Guess I need to keep looking. You might try Sushi Karen or Mashiko in the Ralph's strip on Jefferson and Overland. They're on my to-do list for low-key West LA sushi, too.

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              westsidegal Jul 2, 2009 06:06 PM

              i would absolutely avoid sushi karen. supermarket sushi is higher quality than the stuff they served me.
              also, the restaurant smelled strange. . .

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