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Jan 27, 2008 09:23 AM

Best Special Rolls Sushi in the Valley?

So far, I havn't found many places in the Valley that have outstanding sushi rolls. Obviously this is not simple or authentic sushi, but it is what I love.The only places with a high quality & delicious version of rolls in the Valley has been; Sushi Hirosuke, Oishi, Katsu-Ya, and Kushiyu. Tatsuki has been a disappointment, and so has Crazy Tokyo Sushi. I haven't tried Teru yet, and I'm wondering if the Sasabune in the Valley even has
interesting rolls? Any word on these two places in terms of scrumptious rolls or any new great finds for rolls in the Valley? --JET

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  1. Asanebo in Studio City or Katsuya in Encino. Two places I'd definitely recommend!!!

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    1. re: foodiescientist

      Asanebo DOES NOT have "Special Sushi Rolls" Asanebo is best for nigniri and sashimi, but Rolls are not something the chef does, nor enjoys doing.

      Katsuya will do them.

      I reccomend Sushi House of Taka on Van Nuys in Sherman Oaks. Really good, not overly sauced, and imaginative tasty rolls. huge, too. Get the stuffed orange or stuffed tomato, or just hit the menu and work your way down! All good. His hand rolls are fabulous, tasty, and immense-three things that don't usually go together.

    2. I don't eat rolls anymore, but when I did, the spot in the Valley I'd go to is Brothers Sushi in Woodland Hills on Ventura Blvd.

      1. Shibuya in Calabasa has an awesome Shibuya Roll...

        1. Just had a really good Lobster Roll at Ahi Sushi in Studio City - 12915 Ventura Blvd.

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          1. re: omakase

            Sasabune in the Valley is mainly sashimi over a bowl of rice. Thats what they specialize in only.

            1. re: waxfondler

              They also have some rolls, mostly the plain old fashioned spicy tuna, salmon skin, spicy scallop, etc. While not huge, they are good quality but probably not what the OP had in mind.

              I second Sauce's reco of Brother's Sushi...try the Keri roll, spicy or not. You won't be disappointed, I's huge, and it's got crab, diced tuna/salmon, a chopped shrimp tempura, some onions. It's really just amazing, and I've been going there for around 15 years now to get it.

              Also, any rolls on their specials board is good.

              Try Little Brothers, as well, further west down Ventura for some of the same rolls as Brothers, including Keri, but some others you won't see at (big) Brothers.