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Jan 26, 2008 06:38 PM

Has probably been discussed: Good quality, moderate priced sushi in LA?

I am sure this has been beaten to death, and yes yes there is no cheap good sushi.

Lately have been trying out a lot of new places, and generally tend to visit Hide about once a week.

So far the best places I have dined at are:
Nozawa, Sasabune, Hiko, Go 55, Katsu-ya, Iroha, Blowfish, Roku, HamaSaku, Matsuhisa etc.

They all have their highs and lows, but Hide continues to stay on top due to their fresh fish, great prices, and consistency.

Lately I have been wanting to find somewhere new that has very similar prices to Hide, with the same quality etc. Although Hide doesn't carry fresh wasabi, nor 'real' ginger, they are my choice for best bang for your buck.

So Chowhounders, please recommend some great sushi places which wont dent my wallet, as I tend to visit Sushi joints way too often.

(On the list to visit: Echigo, Kiriko, Zo) Any others? I'm really only into sushi and don't eat all the fancy rolls etc. A place which carrys fresh wasabi at a reasonable price would also be a major plus!

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  1. You might give Sushi Masu a try. It's on Westwood Blvd. just a block or so south of Santa Monica Blvd. on the west side of the street.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Do you know what their Omakse runs PP?

      1. re: mpr86

        I haven't had omakase there, just ala carte. But it seemed reasonable the couple of times we went.

        1. re: mpr86

          re: masu omakase, freaking BARGAIN

          the most expensive I've had there for me and the GF was 120 pre-tip.

          It usually runs us 80-90 and we eat quite a bit. Highly recommend.

      2. Tama Sushi is great with very affordable omakase.
        They have 3 different omakase, $35, $45 and $55.


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        1. re: eileen216

          Yes and if you want to go even cheaper, they have a $20 sushi plate that comes with like 12 pieces of sushi & miso soup. You won't get the "top of the line" stuff but very good and fresh nigiri. Or you can get sashimi instead. Add 6.50 for a small bottle of Yaegaki sake and you're out the door stuffed for 26.50 + tax + tip. Not bad.

        2. Azami on Melrose near LaBrea

          1. i can tell you where to avoid. Go 55. I hit a serious low there yesterday for lunch. the young itamae had serious attitude and obviously was not enjoying his life. the fish was old and the toro was chewy. the mirugai was good but that was about it. i don't know what happened. maybe it was an off day but i've never been to sushi Gen and had an off day like this one. this place used to be really good.

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            1. re: trolley

              Last time I had Go 55's Toro, it was very off par. Way too frozen, and too chewy.

            2. For moderate-priced sushi, I like both Hirozen and Sushi Ike (and actually Ike is my favorite sushi spot overall at the moment).

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              1. re: SauceSupreme

                Ike's good, and there's some good people-watching, too, due to the area.