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BlowFish in L.A.-suggestions?

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

Thank you,


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  1. Make sure it's BlowFish season before you ingest.

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

      1. 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. Have plenty to drink before dining.

          1. 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.

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            1. re: Tinitime

              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

                $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

                  I'd opt for the omakase at Urasawa.

                  1. re: adevejian

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

                2. re: Tinitime

                  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

                    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.

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

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                  1. re: Dave and Stuff

                    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,


                    1. re: Hypnotic23

                      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

                        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

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

                          1. re: Tinitime

                            What does WA stand for?

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

                            Thanks everyone,


                            1. re: Hypnotic23

                              Wa Sushi
                              1106 N La Cienega Blvd
                              West Hollywood, CA

                              Phone: (310) 854-7285