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ming Nov 7, 2007 06:35 PM

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a new place to become my go to sushi fix. Previously, it was sushi gen, but its too far away now that I'm in West LA. Then it was Hide, but I feel it has gone downhill over the last few years. Recently its been Sakura in Culver City, but I'm looking for something closer.
This place has to have good sushi but at reasonable prices. Zo, Sasabune, Mori are great, but too pricey for biweekly meals. I'm definitely not into chic sushi or roll places like tengu or zip fusion. Please let me know if there is a good value traditional sushi place nearby.

Thanks!

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  1. Servorg RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 07:05 PM

    Maybe give U-zen or Echigo a try. Both in West LA and very close together. U-Zen is on Santa Monica Blvd. just a block east of Bundy on the N side of the street and Echigo is also on Santa Monica Blvd. just a couple of blocks west of Bundy upstairs in a two story mini mall also on the N side of the street.

    Echigo
    12217 Santa Monica Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    (310) 820-9787

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      PimpinDG RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 07:10 PM

      I second Echigo, but it can get expensive. I'm also a big fan of Nagao. They have the best albacore, amazing spider rolls, and I highly recommend a spicy scallop or spicy tuna handroll (or cut) in soybean paper. If you're looking for something cheap that is pretty good. Try Daichen Kaiten on Sawtelle and Olympic in the Olympic Collection second floor. It's a conveyor belt but you can order and the ono and salmon are really good for two bucks an order.

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: PimpinDG Nov 7, 2007 09:28 PM

        i second nagao.

        it's been my #1 go-to westside sushi place for years.

        and re: the recommendation below, yes, unfortunately sushi tenn did close a while back.

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        jacinthe RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 07:37 PM

        Sushi Masu, on Westwood. I've only gone there for omakase, but given at how reasonably I've gotten out for that, I'm assuming the rest of the prices are accordingly fair.

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          ns1 RE: jacinthe Nov 7, 2007 09:57 PM

          second this rec. Me and the gf always get omakase, leave stuffed, for less than $120 after tax/tip

        2. burumun RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 08:47 PM

          I really like Asakuma in brentwood. Not chic, i think it's more expensive than Hide, but I think their fish is better and the prices are still reasonable.

          1. ipsedixit RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 08:55 PM

            Sushi Tenn
            www.sushitenn.com

            No attitude, no frills sushi. Solid quality fish.

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              liu RE: ipsedixit Nov 7, 2007 09:11 PM

              I believe that Sushi Tenn quietly closed its doors a few months ago. That space is currently occupied by Yuzando. (But for how long...anyone's guess.)

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              fdb RE: ming Nov 7, 2007 10:36 PM

              Sushi King on Wilshire & 14th is a local favorite.

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                glutton RE: ming Nov 8, 2007 05:15 AM

                U-Zen is a good option. Also, you could try Fukui, which is in the shopping center with Albertsons on Lincoln/Ocean Park in Santa Monica. It's a bit random, but the sushi is not too bad and the prices are decent.

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                  Ogawak RE: ming Nov 8, 2007 06:17 AM

                  There is a place called Kaido, a strip mall on Santa Monica Blvd and Yale. Their nigiri sushi lunch is a great value, but I've never sat at the sushi bar. My GF likes the tempura, and the tonkatsu is also good. Great service.

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