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best sushi in santa monica? or best new restaurant?

mmmclapclap Sep 2, 2007 03:56 PM

looking for something open monday

  1. J.L. Sep 2, 2007 05:08 PM

    To start off... Sushi can be dicey on a Monday - by Monday, the fish market's been closed for 2 days. Yes, the miracle of modern refrigeration can do wonders in keeping fish fresh, but why pay for merely good (and refrigerated) fish when you can go on a Tuesday-Friday night and have EXCELLENT, fresh sushi & Sashimi?

    That having been said, sushi recs in Santa Monica (& environs) (& I don't know if any of these is open for Mondays):
    1. The Hump (at the SM airport)
    2. Mori Sushi (on Pico)
    3. Kiriko (on Sawtelle)
    4. Yuzando (on Sawtelle)
    5. Tengu (near the pier)

    In my opinion, you should skip:
    Sushi Roku
    En Sushi

    3 Replies
    1. re: J.L.
      fdb Sep 3, 2007 02:03 PM

      And not to forget two local favorites: Sushi King & Noma. Nothing fancy but solid sushi.

      1. re: fdb
        whatsfordinner Sep 3, 2007 03:49 PM

        Haven't tried Sushi King, but Noma has really gone down hill over the years. On my last visit the toro was so tough and stringy that it was inedible.

      2. re: J.L.
        brunello Sep 3, 2007 08:18 PM

        tengu = awful

      3. Emme Sep 2, 2007 05:59 PM

        Concur on the dicey nature of Monday sushi... If you want Japanese fare, I would definitely recommend Musha, tho certainly not *new*

        New, you might try Abode or Rustic Canyon.

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        1. re: Emme
          fdb Sep 3, 2007 02:03 PM

          Have not tried Rustic Canyon, but love Abode!!!

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