Sushi on Westside
Used to live in the city of angels and am visiting soon for a few days. Wanted to know what new/old sushi places are good on westside? Used to go to Hana Sushi on wilshire in brentwood back in the 80's but dont know if its still around. On a different topic what about dim sum? Empress pavilion downtown was the place? Thanks for your chow help everyone.
Sushi Zo in West LA (right on the border of Culver City) is "the" sushi place on the westside. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/465025
If you have an unlimited sushi budget you might want to also check out Sushi Mori at the intersection of Gateway Blvd. and Pico (just west of the 405 Fwy / Sepulveda Blvd.) for comparison purposes.
I'll recommend Kiriko on Sawtelle for sushi. And Zo is really easy to get to since it's a stone's throw from the National exit on the 10. If you're willing to travel a bit further east, there's Hirozen on Beverly. There's also a really traditional edo-style place on Sepulveda whose name escapes me, but I ducked in one time when Zo was closed.
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064
8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Westsidegal, in all seriousness, what sushi places DO you like, as you clearly hate the two you mentioned?
Eileen, I went to Karen for lunch this week based solely on your review, and thought it was quite good. Big pieces of fish, fresh but not sublime, very well priced, left me alone to sit at a table for 4 as a solo without insisting on me sitting at the bar. I'll go again, and thanks.
Top Westside sushi joints (my 2 cents') as of December 8, 2007...
5. Mori (Pico) $$$$
4. Yuzando (Sawtelle) $$$
3. The Hump (Santa Monica Airport) $$$$
2. Sushi Zo (National) $$$
1. Kiriko (Sawtelle) $$$
Special corporate account/fat wallet category award goes to: Urasawa $$$$$+
2 more cents: Echi-DON'T-go...