recommendations for best sushi in downtown LA?
- ej Aug 3, 2001 12:10 PM
Hi - We'll be visiting S. Calif. next weekend and are searching for a good Sushi Bar/Restaurant located in Downtown LA. (also if they have good non-sushi entrees for my more squeemish friends). Any suggestions?
If you really want downtown there have been some good reports on the board for R23. (923 E. 3rd Street, Ph-
My wife is Japanese and a borderline sushi snob - she likes:
Downtown LA - R23 or Sushi Gen (in Honda Plaza)
West LA/Hollywood - Nishimura
Valley - Sushi Nozawa
Beach Cities - Kikusui in Palos Verdes (HIGHLY receommended)
Santa Monica/West LA - Sasabune (you can't order here and sushi is "Edo mae" (?) style - big pieces of sushi and rice is warmer than regular sushi rice)
Venice - Canal Club (also makes our list because it's walking distance and we like Nick-san, the main sushi chef, so we may be biased.....)
Has anyone tried Mori Sushi on Pico/Gateway yet....?
re: David L
Kikusui is a full service family owned Japanese restaurant (its in Hillside Village on Hawthorne Boulevard just north of the Palos Verdes Peninsula). The fish is wonderfully fresh and the preparations are traditional (be prepared for a good natured scowl if you order spicy tuna roll). Conveniently, you can even reserve spots at the sushi bar.
Mention all over this Board, Tsukasa has wonderful sushi. Make sure you sit in front of Kawasaki-san, he has the most experience as a etame-san and (coming from a sushi-snob trained by Shibuya-san himself) I believe you'll get the best sushi (i.e. fish/rice ratio, firmness of the nigiri, proper cut of fish) from him.....enjoy!