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TOMODACHI SUSHI in Westwood

Has anyone been? I am desperate for affordable, excellent spicy tuna rolls for friends tonight with a passable ambiance. Any hep would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. The last time I was there was about five years ago. Since then they have cleaned up the outside. As I recall it was decent and cheap, although we went there for the booze and no I.D. check.

    There's a mini-chain called California Roll and Sushi on Westwood by the Rite-Aid. We used to go there for cheap sushi lunches - it's not bad for the price.

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    1. re: umeakai

      I used to eat here when I worked in Westwood. Nice people work there.

    2. 1) Tomodachi - largest roll selection in Westwood with basic atmosphere.

      29 - Fresh Rolls - #1 Jalapeno Spciy Tuna 8 pieces = $5.95 (from 2 yr old menu).
      16 - Cooked Rolls - #7 Dragon Rolls $12.50 most expensive on menu.
      20 - Tempura Rolls

      2) Ami - 1051 Broxton (1/2 block away) - nicest atmosphere.

      24 rolls - Heart Attack Roll = spicy tuna, avacado & jalapeno = $?

      3) Itz Sushi - westwern end of Kinross 2 doors west from Fat Burger

      #? rolls - they didn't have any togo menus available.

      There really is no "excellent" sushi in Westwood.

      Maybe try Ami or Tomadachi first, order 1 roll and if you're not happy then go try the other one 1/2 block away. Ami has several booths you can get a party of 4 into, whereas Tomadachi does not. Itz has booths.

      I would avoid:

      Asuka
      Tengu
      isshin
      ALCU - Closed for the time being.
      For Tuna.

      ISO Fushion I haven't tried yet.

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      1. re: JBC

        Thank you so much!! Do you have any similar ideas for ANYWHERE in West LA/Santa Monica?

        1. re: cupcake

          No not really. I think a good idea would be to use the search funtion above for westside Sushi and find the review or comments that best appeals to you. "Excellent" sushi thats reasonablly affordable is IMHO a very personal thing taking into consideration taste-to-value evaluations versus your favorite more expensive nirvanna sushi experiences.

          1. re: cupcake

            see my response to your other post.

            my vote is for nagao in brentwood.

            1. re: 1_healthnut

              We are going to Asuka tonight. Went to Nagao for lunch!! Thank you all. : )

                1. re: 1_healthnut

                  I ADORE Nagao. Have been going there for years. I am addicted to their spicy tuna chopped salad, moonlight #3 roll, and spider roll. YUM.

            2. re: cupcake

              Try Asakuma on Wilshire and Barrington, you won't be disappointed...sushi bar is the place to be for the best sushi, but tables are OK too.

              1. re: GK in SO

                We went to Asuka on Westwood. It was wonderful, especially their special ISSHI roll. Dinner for 3 was 64 dollars!!