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Sushi Style & Substance in LA?

I've been to and love Nozawa but am wondering if anyone has any recs for a sushi place that has incredible sushi with great atmosphere. not looking for traditional only. thanks!

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    1. re: russkar

      No kidding. Make that two millenia.

    2. You know, I'll put my .02 in for two neighborhood joints that I like a lot. One is Hirozen on Beverly, which is a nice little spot with great quality also.

      The other is Sushi Ike on Hollywood and Gower. Definitely not as "saucy" as Hirozen, which makes for a more focused meal but still quite good.

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        FWIW, Bette Midler used to be a regular at Sushi Ike.

      2. I second the Hirozen rec.

        For more atmosphere and less substance, there's always Katana. And at least there, you can get a good buzz on with their yummy cocktails, or try their robata skewers for a nice twist.

        1. I think Sushi Ike in Tarzana is good, and the design is gorgeous. I complimented the owner on the design and he proudly told me that he designed the place himself. It's small and simple, but very elegant - what the Japanese call "shibui". However, I'm not sure if by "great atmosphere," you are looking for shibui, or something more flashy and theatrical.

          1. You might like the Hump.