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Jun 1, 2007 11:12 PM

HELP!! SUSHI with friends WEST LA/SM/Westwood

Please help. I am having friends in from OC. They want moderate priced sushi with great rools, especially spicy tuna. HAS to be on the west side. Ambience not so important, but wouldn't hurt. Most important is yummy and under 100 dollars for 3 people. I don't want Hide or Musha. Can anyone help me out? Is there anywhere ok in Westwood? Anywhere between Westwood and the Marina. Thanks so much, and would love reponses ASAP!!

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    1. I wish I could help, but all I have is Katsuya--in Brentwood, and spendier than I think you want--but a good spicy tuna. Well, at least this will knock you back to the top of the list.

    2. we like ami in westwood village on broxton. some folks are fond of asuka on westwood blvd. last night our friends took us to irori in marina del rey which was fun. it was different & kitschy. you take your shoes off and sit on the ground. it's in a shopping center off of glencoe.

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      1. re: woofer

        If you want to be right in Westwood, I like Asuka, also. I have a friend who loves Tengu. Ambiance is nice there.

        1. re: gsw

          Tengu will cost way more than $100 for three.

      2. Sushi Sushi on Beverly Dr near Olympic (326 1/2 Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212). The a la carte menu is reasonable and you can't go wrong with the Chef's Choice 8pc or 10pc. I treated friends who came into town earlier this week from Berkeley and they reported it was the best sushi they've ever had. I don't know if it betrays the kind of sushi they've had in the past but I do agree that this traditional sushi restaurant is quite the experience. :)

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        1. re: amoretignis

          to meet your budget at sush sushi, you will need to be careful when ordering.
          same at irori.

        2. Asakuma - there's a location in a strip mall at the corner of Barrington/Wilshire and I think there is one in MDR as well.

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          1. re: umeakai

            Asakuma in MDR is a takeout joint.

          2. For that price range, U-Zen on Santa Monica near Brockton comes to mind. In the past, I would have normally added Tsuji No Hana in MDR but my last visit was disappointing.

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            1. re: New Trial

              I haven't been to Asuka in years. What are the prices like now?

              1. re: cupcake

                We like Asuka as well. Prices are moderate and sushi tastes fresh. Also like Asakuma as umeakai mentioned.