Sushi/Japanese in Burbank area?
I'm always going out there (from Oxnard) to pick up the Boyfriend from the Airport whenever he comes back into town from UC Davis. He just tried Sushi for the first time out in Sac, but I wanted to take him someplace near the Airport or just the general Burbank area that had good Sushi and Japanese food.. Anyone know of anywhere? Haha, I know of really good places in Ventura County (Ask me!) but he's starving whenever he gets off that plane. Oh, and sorry if this is a repeted post /)-_(\
Ochiba, Ochiba, Ochiba. Saticoy near Lankershim. Some consider it a scary neighborhood, but the quality for the price - no the quality and the service is worth it (to tell the truth I don't find the neighborhood scary). The chefs are more than willing to help you out. Good luck. I think you will find it there.
Chiba Japanese Restaurant
11713 Saticoy St, North Hollywood, CA 91605
I have to agree that Chiba is the absolute best -- great service, great fish, no pretense -- but it's also in North Hollywood, so that doesn't exactly answer your question.
As a Burbank resident, though, I can tell you that if you're trying to stay nearer to the airport or just in the Burbank area, rather than in NoHo, there are a few places you may be interested in:
If you have tons of cash and like for sushi chefs to choose for you: Sushi Nishi-Ya on Victory and Western.
Reasonably priced good sit-down sushi: Sushi Dake on Olive/Verdugo or Tomo Sushi on San Fernando
Wicked Cheap semi-fast food: Osaka on Alameda and Tokyo Yakidori on Glenoaks
There are some other places I haven't tried but that I've heard mixed reviews of:
Momotaro on Glenoaks
Wokano on San Fernando
I *do not* recommend Kabuki on San Fernando at all. I have had 2 horrible experiences there. Bad service, small cuts of fish, obnoxious pricing for what you get.
All that being said, if you're willing to stray from Burbank a little, Chiba's *totally* worth the 10 - 15 minute drive.
1712 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201
Osaka Teriyaki & BBQ House
1009 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
1722 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
144 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
200 S Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
509 S Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
150 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
Momotaro = meh
Wokcano = ditto
Sushi Dake is quite tasty; also tasty, though run by Koreans, is Kuru Kuru on Hollywood Way and Verdugo, in the plaza across from Taste Chicago, five minutes' drive from the airport.
If you're willing to go a bit past Burbank, Studio City is justifiably famous for sushi... Tama would be my choice there.
re: Das Ubergeek
Sushi Dake = meh
2x Chirashi + 1 small asahi + 1 blue crab hand roll = 50 bucks
Blue Crab handroll was ok, blue crab tasted pretty good but a fairly boring handroll.
Chirashi B-/C+ on freshness. Not enough rice vinegar. Some pieces slightly water logged, some slightly fishy. Octopus rubbery.Tomago and salmon were the best parts.
Overall C+; have had worse.