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Apr 16, 2008 03:03 PM

Recommendations for sushi close to K-town

My colleagues and I work in mid-Wilshire (all part of Koreatown now) near the corner of Vermont and Wilshire. Unfortunately, one of my colleagues can only get away for fifty minutes for lunch, and she likes sushi. Does anyone have any recommendations for good sushi near this location (besides for Noshi Sushi on Beverly which I know about)? Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Shibucho on Beverly is superior to Noshi. It is related to the great Shibucho of Costa Mesa.

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    1. re: Ogawak

      Thanks for that suggestion. I will definitely look into that and consider that.

      1. re: advernture_N_introspection

        My apologies. Your request was for lunch. Apparently this Shibucho is only open for dinner after 6. Closed on Sundays. Sorry about that.

      2. re: Ogawak

        You sure it's related to the Shibucho in Costa Mesa?
        Shige doesn't strike me as the type to want to expand to Costa Mesa.

        1. re: cls

          Costa Mesa is the father. Beverly is owned by his son. Not as good (but who is), but definitely better than other choices in the immediate area.

          1. re: Ogawak

            Not sure that they are related. One worked for the other.

            1. re: jkao1817

              yeah if u do a search through CH about shibucho, some people have written about some of the history.

              last i went to sushi shibucho in costa mesa, father and son worked together behind the counter. mom out front.

            2. re: Ogawak

              Wow, that's new information but looks like you're right:
              Guess I need to get down to Costa Mesa.

        2. Never been, but Fat Fish is really close to you.

          If I were you, I would hightail it down to Sushi Gen for their lunch special. I think you'd be cuttin it dangerously close to the 50 minutes, but I think it's worth the risk.

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          1. re: andytseng

            That's a good suggestion, but I'm afraid that we would never make it back in time. A few weeks ago, we went at 11:15 am as it opened at 11:30 am, but there was already a line of thirty people waiting, and we were not able to get the first seating. We tried another sushi place in Little Tokyo and it was fine but nothing to write home about.

            1. re: andytseng

              I also recommend Fat Fish off of 6th Street. By no means am I a sushi expert but the fish is fresh and everything is pretty tasty. They do conveyor belt style so getting in and out quick isn't an issue. The decor is modern and service is attentive but I've never been during lunch time, only dinner. Its BYOB (liquor store across the street).

              Fat Fish
              3300 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

            2. There's A-Won on Vermont near Olympic; the sushi is mundane, but the hwe dup bap (Korean sashimi salad) is excellent. Unfortunately, Odaesan, which would have been your best bet, is defunct.

              The other Korean sushi places everyone mentions are Arado and Busan; we haven't made it to either of these yet so I can't recommend from personal experience, although I have looked in the door at Busan and it looked fine.

              Arado Japanese Restaurant
              4001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

              A-Won Japanese Restaurant
              913 1/2 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

              Bu San Sushi Bar
              201 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

              1. FAT FISH (on 6th, near New Hampshire) tho i like NOSHI better

                FURUSATO (on Wilshire between...Wilton(?) and Western) tho i enjoy the tempura more than the Sushi