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New and Notable Sushi Mid-City/East Side?

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I'm not opposed to going west - but would prefer to stay fairly close to home. I've been to R23, Sushi Gen, Sushi Go 55, Komasa, O-Masa, and many of the J-town staples. Looking for someplace new to try. We don't go in for the crazy-roll kind of joint, but we can't affort Urusawa prices either. Something with a traditional flair would be OK, up to around $100.00 per couple with drinks. Any suggestions are much appreciated. If you have favorite dishes, or details about the chefs and ambiance - that would be appreciated too.

Thanks everyone!

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  1. Heading westward, my favorite is Sushi Ike, right off the Gower exit off the 101. Nearby also is Shibucho on Beverly, though I've never been.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      I recall seeing some very good reports on Saito Sushi in Silver Lake. Contact info below:

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/rAW28ZLHpre3B...

      1. re: Servorg

        The sushi at Saito is pretty good and definitely the best in that neighborhood. If you care much about ambience, though this might not be the place as it's in a fairly nasty strip mall on Sunset.

    2. I recommend Azami Sushi in the mid-city (Melrose east of LaBrea) area. Sit at the counter and let the chef know you're looking for "something with a traditional flair" as, IMHO, it can get fusion-y there.

      7160 Melrose Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90046
      (323) 939-3816
      http://www.azamisushi.net/info/index....

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      1. re: yinyangdi

        correction: Azami is, ahem, *west* of LaBrea by one and a half blocks.

      2. Hokusai - on the North side of Wilshire between San Vicente and la Cienega.