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gordita Aug 16, 2007 06:26 PM

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.

  1. d
    Diana Aug 16, 2007 06:32 PM

    Ummm, you have no choice but Urasawa?

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

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    1. re: Diana
      gordita Aug 16, 2007 06:35 PM

      How high is the tab for Urasawa?

      1. re: gordita
        jaydee Aug 16, 2007 06:41 PM

        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
          russkar Aug 16, 2007 07:14 PM

          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
            TomSwift Aug 16, 2007 08:00 PM

            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
              gordita Aug 16, 2007 08:58 PM

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

              1. re: gordita
                Pablo Aug 17, 2007 09:25 AM

                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
                PlatypusJ Aug 17, 2007 09:43 AM

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

                1. re: PlatypusJ
                  Servorg Aug 17, 2007 09:53 AM

                  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
            Diana Aug 16, 2007 06:43 PM

            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
              gordita Aug 16, 2007 07:01 PM

              Indeed I did, thanks for the help.

        2. LaFemmeKatya Aug 16, 2007 07:12 PM

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

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          1. re: LaFemmeKatya
            calabasas_trafalgar Aug 17, 2007 09:14 AM

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

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

          2. westsidegal Aug 16, 2007 07:41 PM

            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
              gordita Aug 16, 2007 08:56 PM

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

            2. wilafur Aug 16, 2007 07:55 PM

              sushi zo - omakase - @ $100-140pp

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              1. re: wilafur
                Servorg Aug 16, 2007 08:22 PM

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

                1. re: Servorg
                  nimo Aug 17, 2007 09:16 AM

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

                  1. re: nimo
                    Servorg Aug 17, 2007 09:22 AM

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

              2. d
                Diana Aug 17, 2007 09:16 AM

                So, where are you going?

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