Crazy Fish on Olympic
There's this sushi place on Olympic that always has a huge line outside. Is it that good? A review would be nice.
There's been a couple mentions here but no reviews (link below to one of them). Verdict seems to be: overrated. I've eaten there a couple times but it was years ago...I recall they have a LOT of variations on rolls, and the pieces of fish they used were enormous, but otherwise very unremarkable. And certainly not worth standing in that line!
re: Lisa Bee
Horrible bastardized version of sushi.
You want good value sushi
U-Zen on Santa Monica Blvd. near Bundy.
There is another place on Sawtelle on the West-side of the street going north from Olympic. It is a pretty good secret (not in Zagat) in a bit of a hole-in-the wall. Sit at the sushi bar and just tell them to bring it on. Hide on Sawtelle is good as well. (Cash Only)
re: Ski MO
I assume you're referring to Sushi Sasabune (corner of Sawtelle and Nebraska)? A secret, perhaps, to the average Zagat-fiend, but not to the intrepid Chowhounder!! (It comes up often on this board, as well as possessing a nice writeup from J. Gold in his Counter Inteligence collection.)
I live a few minutes away (on foot, so you know I'm close!), but have only gone once. It seems to be the definition of "gimmick sushi joint." If you're hankerin' for an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-roll or that eternal classic, the Beverly Hills roll (smoked salmon and cream cheese, if memory serves), I guess this is your place (along with the mystifyingly large hordes of others waiting their turns outside). Happily, the mini-Japan of Sawtelle Blvd. is a short drive away, so I don't have to go here again for my sushi fix.