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Mar 24, 2008 02:05 AM

Floor Seating Japanese Restaurant

I'm looking for a good sushi place that you sit on the floor like how it is in Japan. Anyone know a good sushi place like that?

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  1. Don't know about tatami rooms at a sushi-ya (wouldn't you want to sit at the bar?), but there are lots of tatami rooms at various izaka-yas and yakitori-yas around town. Many of them also serve cut rolls and sashimi if that's what you're looking for. Just off top of my head... Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Torrance, FuRaiBo in West LA, and Honda-ya in Downtown all have tatami rooms. Musha in Santa Monica even has one where it's actually a pit so you're not truly sitting on the floor.

    The Mitsuwa market in Torrance has a small section where it's a traditional seating area... you can get dishes from any of the food stalls there and sit there, though it's probably only best for a party of two.

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    1. Tsukiji in Gardena has 1 table as you have mentioned and two or three more where your feet and legs go below floor level ( not sure of types and names of Tatami ) Had a great meal there a few weeks back

      1745 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

      1. Kiriko has one table on a small platform at the back of the restaurant. It is part of the main room, not a tatami room.

        1. Yagura Ichiban in Little Tokyo, if I recall right (it has been a LONG time) has tatami seating. There is a tatami room at Shinsengumi in Gardena, but typically one orders chanko-nabe there, not the yakitori (though you certainly can).

          1. There are tatami rooms at Thousand Cranes in the Kyoto Grand Hotel (nee New Otani) in Little Tokyo / downtown Los Angeles.