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Aug 16, 2007 06:26 PM

Sushi, only the great need to reply

Taking my husband out for the once a year birthday blowout meal. Come on hounds, lead me somewhere amazing! Don't bother posting marginal, cheap or it was O.K.
What's the word on Go's while we're at it...thanks.

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  1. Ummm, you have no choice but Urasawa?

    If you can't afford the high tab, try
    Sushi Gen
    4 on 6

    10 Replies
    1. re: Diana

      How high is the tab for Urasawa?

      1. re: gordita

        if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't go. =)

        just razzin you. i think WITHOUT booze, you're looking at 250 a person - easy (if my memory of other posts serves me right).

        i would add izayoi and tama to Diana's list.

        1. re: jaydee

          The price for Urasawa jumped to $275-pp at the beginning of 07' and horror of horror's a $30- per bottle Corkage Charge was also added which pushed our Tab to $450-pp including Manjyu Sake. I still see Hiro about twice a month at the Wholesale Fish Mkt and his business is better than ever!
          One of my favorite reviews is from Kevin H, his blog below:

          1. re: russkar

            What Russ doesn't say and what shouldn't need to be said (so why am I saying it?) is that even at $275 ++ Urasawa is the finest LA sushi/Japanese experience and your husband wil be WOW'ed. My only complaint is that they refuse to serve tap water and insist on bottled water only (an enormous profit center).

            1. re: TomSwift

              I think i've got my place, thanks for the guidance.

              1. re: gordita

                If you take him to Urasawa, I want to know how he's going to top that one for your blow-out birthday!

              2. re: TomSwift

                I'm pretty sure California law requires restaurants to offer free tap water.

                1. re: PlatypusJ

                  No law compels it. It's obviously an almost universal practice. But if someone / place chooses not to do so the only way you can make your point, if it leaves you feeling "had", is to vote with your feet.

          2. re: gordita

            Well, it's omakase only, and the meal starts (starts, mind you) at $250 per person. that's not including tip tax and drinks. It is the best, and you said only the best need apply!

            1. re: Diana

              Indeed I did, thanks for the help.

        2. What about The Hump? I think it's wonderful, plus the airport ambiance is really fun.

          1 Reply
          1. re: LaFemmeKatya

            The Hump doesn't even qualify as marginal. Probably the most overrated place in Socal!

            if you want airport ambiamce, go to LAX...

          2. if you can't afford urasawa (roughly $400/pp to get out of there),
            then give us a little guidance--would you be happy with being limited to 'traditional' sushi--i.e. no cut rolls, no mayonaise rolls, no fancy american conglomeration-of-ingredients rolls?
            would you be happy only being able to order sushi, or would you want to order other, cooked, dishes?

            1 Reply
            1. re: westsidegal

              Money isn't an issue, just looking for the best...thanks

            2. sushi zo - omakase - @ $100-140pp

              3 Replies
              1. re: wilafur

                If it's all about the food then Zo is the perfect choice.

                1. re: Servorg

                  ....if you can't afford Urasawa.

                  1. re: nimo

                    Or you just want sushi without the other dishes served at U.

              2. So, where are you going?