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sunday sushi on westside

westsidegal Feb 6, 2008 08:53 PM

sushi zo is closed sundays
sushi sushi is closed sundays
shima is closed sundays
mori sushi is closed sundays
sasabune is closed sundays

where can i go for a good sushi dinner on sunday night?

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  1. J.L. RE: westsidegal Feb 6, 2008 09:45 PM

    Seeing a pattern?

    Gee I wonder why they're all closed?

    Could it be....hmmm... that the fish is not so fresh, since the Los Angeles fish market has been closed for 2 whole days by Sunday night???

    Food for thought.....

    Instead, have ribs, not fish, on Sunday night.

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    1. re: J.L.
      westsidegal RE: J.L. Feb 6, 2008 10:14 PM

      i have a guest flying in from out of town on sunday afternoon.
      he will be leaving on monday morning.
      he is dying for sushi since there is not one sushi bar in his town.
      this is a mission of mercy.
      our idea of 'not-quite-perfect,' will be his idea of nirvana because he's missed having sushi so much. most of the time he has been able to engineer his california visits for monday-thursday. he wasn't able to do it this time.

      his town has loads of terrific barbeque places.
      he needs sushi.

      1. re: westsidegal
        fdb RE: westsidegal Feb 6, 2008 10:53 PM

        Irori, U-zen, Yuzando, Hide, Sushi King or even Bar Hayama may work for your friend, and they are open on Sundays.

        1. re: fdb
          goodhealthgourmet RE: fdb Feb 6, 2008 11:02 PM

          take him to hide. he'll be happy.

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            fdb RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 6, 2008 11:05 PM

            reminder: cash only at Hide

          2. re: fdb
            truliketrudat RE: fdb Feb 7, 2008 11:18 PM

            I had the omakase at U-zen two Sundays ago and it was incredibly fresh and mouth meltingly tender. The chef we had that night was great, very nice and he enjoyed explaining what everyting we tried.

            For almost $70 for two people (before tip and with no drinks) we each had a pair of oysters, red snapper, bluefin tuna, barracuda, amberjack, sockeye salmon (covered in ponzu with a fried garlic chip on top), japanese scallop, and unagi (the SO always insists on ending sushi with unagi since he loves it). The cuts were fairly generous yet still an easy one or two bites.

        2. re: J.L.
          ronnie_gaucho RE: J.L. Feb 7, 2008 04:25 PM

          thank you

          sushi on sundays=bad idea

        3. Emme RE: westsidegal Feb 7, 2008 12:42 AM

          irori sushi is marina del rey, and i like it well enough.

          another westside option is asakuma - not my favorite, but reliable.

          if you'd be willing to take him to the valley, asanebo is worth the drive.

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          1. re: Emme
            Ciao Bob RE: Emme Feb 7, 2008 08:12 AM

            Asenebo is indeed X-C-Lent, and open on the day of rest. Kiriko, mentioned below, is also quite good. If I had to stay Westside, and I didn't mind dropping big coin, I would do The Hump!

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            Jwsel RE: westsidegal Feb 7, 2008 06:39 AM

            Kiriko is open on Sunday nights.

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            1. re: Jwsel
              lizziee RE: Jwsel Feb 7, 2008 08:16 AM

              Takao in Brentwood. Also, many celebs go on Sundays.

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              DeLobster RE: westsidegal Feb 7, 2008 09:34 AM

              Yabu on Pico, just west of Barrington. Be sure to get soba noodles. Also, second the rec for Hide on Sawtelle. Probably the best sushi for the price on the westside.

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                lizziee RE: DeLobster Feb 7, 2008 03:26 PM

                Takao is absolutely amazing. Hide isn't even close in terms of quality. Also Takao's cooked dishes are extraordinary and his tempura is the best. I will have to do this in a series of posts to attach photos.

                Takao oyster - first photo

                Takao sashimi - 2nd and 3rd photo

                Takao spoons of assorted fish

                1. re: lizziee
                  goodhealthgourmet RE: lizziee Feb 7, 2008 04:15 PM

                  i must have hit takao on an off night. i've heard such good things about it, but the one meal i had there was just okay. the sashimi was fine, but not at all memorable.

                  i'd rather go to nagao down the street for consistently good quality and slightly lower prices...but that's just my preference based on personal experience.

                  btw, westsidegal, if you don't want to do the "cash only" thing at hide, nagao is open on sundays.

                  1. re: lizziee
                    J.L. RE: lizziee Feb 7, 2008 10:48 PM

                    Agree with lizziee... Takao will wipe the floor with Hide any day.

                    I'm certain that I'm in the minority on this board by saying that Hide has truly slid downhill over the past 2 years. It's no longer a "value sushi" pick.

                  2. re: DeLobster
                    lizziee RE: DeLobster Feb 7, 2008 03:30 PM

                    Takao has real Kobe - not Wagyu - photos 1 and 2

                    Takao's toro with caviar - 3rd photo

                    Takao's cut roll wrapped in rice paper

                    1. re: lizziee
                      lizziee RE: lizziee Feb 7, 2008 03:34 PM

                      At the sushi bar, if you order omakase each piece of tempura is fried to order and served separately so it never gets cold or greasy.

                      Takao uni tempura - first photo

                      Squid tempra

                      Shrimp tempura

                      1. re: lizziee
                        lizziee RE: lizziee Feb 7, 2008 03:37 PM

                        Takao's cooked Maine Lobster - first photo

                        King Crab - second photo

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                          fdb RE: lizziee Feb 7, 2008 04:56 PM

                          Is this omakase?

                          1. re: fdb
                            lizziee RE: fdb Feb 7, 2008 05:56 PM

                            Yes. I didn't show all the sushi items and hand rolls after the sashimi, cooked items and tempura. Also, takao will often add a soup course - also not shown.

                    2. re: DeLobster
                      westsidegal RE: DeLobster Feb 7, 2008 11:41 PM

                      thank you, i concur on your hide assessment.
                      went there for dinner with my daughter tonight.
                      huge servings.
                      decent quality fish.

                    3. PrettyPlaty RE: westsidegal Feb 7, 2008 06:10 PM

                      I put in another vote for Irori in MDR. I had a similar issue with a guest from Vermont who is a finicky eater and showed up on a Sunday. We took him to Irori and he was happy.

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                        NAspy RE: westsidegal Feb 7, 2008 07:35 PM

                        If Kiriko is in fact open I would take your friend there. It is extremely good fish, just a slight notch lower than Zo in quality, but has the added advantage of its house smoked salmon, cooked dishes and house made ice creams and sorbets. Your friend will never go home.

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                          J.L. RE: NAspy Feb 7, 2008 10:45 PM

                          Actually, we just revisited Kiriko. I think it's a dead-heat tie between Zo & Kiriko - you can't go wrong with either.

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                            westsidegal RE: NAspy Feb 7, 2008 11:43 PM

                            he's been to kiriko before, so now, at least i have a good choice for him.
                            he liked kiriko, but loved zo.
                            i'm sure, though, that he'll be happy to have kiriko on sunday.

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