HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

BlowFish in L.A.-suggestions?

Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 04:23 PM

Next week I have a dinner planned at BlowFish. Please share your thoughts along with any suggestions too.

Thank you,

Stuart

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. m
    mc michael RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 04:34 PM

    Make sure it's BlowFish season before you ingest.

    1. c
      calabasas_trafalgar RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 04:35 PM

      where is this place? Do they have hats or t-shirts?

      1. DonnaGrayson RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 04:44 PM

        If you are talking about Blowfish Restaurant on Sunset Blvd - I have been there once ... and we had an amazing Green Tea Cheesecake for dessert ...
        I don't recall much about the dinner, except that we were all sharing sushi....
        But that Green Tea cheesecake was the best ...

        1. j
          jenngen RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 04:46 PM

          Have plenty to drink before dining.

          1. Tinitime RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 06:26 PM

            I work in the building that houses Blowfish, at lunch I've had sushi that ranges from fair to vile. If possible try to go elsewhere.

            7 Replies
            1. re: Tinitime
              Hypnotic23 RE: Tinitime Jun 15, 2007 09:31 PM

              Thank you board for warning me about this restaurant, we'll be at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday night and that was the advanced dinner, an extra $500 per person if you want to eat at BlowFish. I think we'll just make dinner plans at Tokyo Table instead.

              1. re: Hypnotic23
                DonnaGrayson RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 10:27 PM

                $500 to eat at Blowfish ?!?!? No, no, no .... If you really want to try the restaurant out, go on another night where you can pay regular prices. Its really just a regular sushi restaurant - even though I did like the dessert. What is on the regular menu is not worth five hundred bucks, unless they are serving something very different on the night you are planning to go or having a special event for you. But a night at the Playboy Mansion - sounds like fun !

                1. re: Hypnotic23
                  adevejian RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2007 11:13 PM

                  I'd opt for the omakase at Urasawa.

                  1. re: adevejian
                    f
                    foodmonster RE: adevejian Jun 16, 2007 03:07 AM

                    And save $200 bucks while he's at it.

                2. re: Tinitime
                  b
                  badmeow RE: Tinitime Aug 30, 2007 03:59 PM

                  Hey Tinitime. This is a little off-topic, but I think I saw that a new restaurant opened or is opening next door to Blowfish, to the west. Have you happen to notice what it is?

                  1. re: badmeow
                    Tinitime RE: badmeow Aug 30, 2007 05:28 PM

                    It's an Italian resto called Nonna. EaterLa said was the chef that opened Il Sole. I haven't had the pasta dishes yet, but the salads albeit pricey are good. They have been really gracious to me when I've gotten takeout and it's really a lovely space.

                    1. re: Tinitime
                      b
                      badmeow RE: Tinitime Aug 30, 2007 06:07 PM

                      Great, thanks!

                3. d
                  Dave and Stuff RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2007 11:37 AM

                  I would suggest you go 1/3 mile East to Ten Masa

                  6 Replies
                  1. re: Dave and Stuff
                    Hypnotic23 RE: Dave and Stuff Jun 16, 2007 02:41 PM

                    Please tell me more about Ten Masa, if its not to far from the Playboy Mansion this would be perfect. Again a very good sushi restaurant where I can get a reservation for next Thursday. I sense Ursawa is a bit pricey since this is on the boss and I dont want to take advantage say around $200 maybe a bit more per person.

                    Thank you,

                    Stuart

                    1. re: Hypnotic23
                      f
                      Faulkner99 RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2007 02:44 PM

                      You're going to end up having to park and be shuttled to the mansion anyway, so you might as well eat anywhere in the neighborhood. Are you set on having sushi? Or open to other suggestions? Do you know where the shuttle pickup is going to be?

                      1. re: Hypnotic23
                        d
                        Dave and Stuff RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2007 03:00 PM

                        Ten Masa is about 1/3 mile East of Blowish on the South side of Sunset. It's been there 20 years or more, and has my favorite "not-Urasawa" sushi in LA.

                        1. re: Hypnotic23
                          Tinitime RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2007 03:34 PM

                          I would suggest WA on Holloway and La Cienega as an alternate.

                          1. re: Tinitime
                            Hypnotic23 RE: Tinitime Jun 16, 2007 05:29 PM

                            What does WA stand for?

                            Yes, we are set up a Sushi meal before the party.

                            Thanks everyone,

                            Stuart

                            1. re: Hypnotic23
                              Tinitime RE: Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2007 09:25 PM

                              Wa Sushi
                              1106 N La Cienega Blvd
                              West Hollywood, CA
                              90069

                              Phone: (310) 854-7285

                      Show Hidden Posts