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santamonica May 22, 2008 10:34 PM

I've had yellowtail collar at my local sushi restaurant and its very good. I have had it at few other places I really did like it at R23. So chowhounds can you recommend a where I might try for so yummy YT collar??

Thanks in advance
Donald

  1. SauceSupreme May 22, 2008 10:48 PM

    Last place I for sure ordered it was Honda-ya in DTLA, but really any izakaya should have hamachi/yellowtail collar.

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      mollyomormon May 23, 2008 07:56 AM

      I don't think saucesupreme got to try it last time a few of us hounds met up for dinner at Bar Hayama, but they definitely have it there.

    2. Schweinhaxen May 22, 2008 11:06 PM

      Sushi-Gen

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        glutton May 23, 2008 05:07 PM

        This is my favorite. Much better than what I tried at Hide Sushi, among the dozen or so places that I've tried it.

      2. riceflour May 23, 2008 02:32 AM

        Hatfield's has a hemp-crusted yellowtail collar on their tasting menu that is a yummy combination of juicy, salty, and creamy.

        1. JEN10 May 23, 2008 07:38 AM

          If you want to drive up to Palos Verdes Black Bamboo usually has it. Call ahead of course.

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          Black Bamboo
          724 Yarmouth Rd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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            jotfoodie May 23, 2008 07:54 AM

            They are called Hama Kama in Japanese. It is actually a common dish in a lot of Izakaya places. You can actually buy it yourself in Japanese Supermarkets like Mitsuwa (caution: they may not always have it), and broil it at home, a little miso paste, mirin, and ponzu, and you are on your way to a delicious meal.

            I recommend a couple of places:

            Tama Sushi (try calling first)

            11920 Ventura Blvd
            Studio City, CA 91604
            (818) 760-4585

            Izakaya Haru Ulala

            368 E. 2nd St.
            Los Angeles, CA 90012
            (213)-620-0977

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              chowbee May 23, 2008 12:22 PM

              I'd been meaning to try this for a while, having seen it at various izakayas. We finally tried it at Redondo Beach Sushi at the RB Pier. It was fantastic and the highlight of the meal (if anyone does go here, skip the sushi/sashimi despite the name and go for the cooked seafood).

              We have since purchased it at Marukai and made it at home on the grill and it was fabulous and about a third of the price. You need to salt it a bit ahead of time and let it rest, and then cook it for longer than you'd think for fish. But, boy was it good.

              1. Ali B May 23, 2008 12:34 PM

                Katsuya in Brentwood -- the yellow-tail collar is the best deal on the menu!
                Takao, also in Brentwood (not to be confused with Taiko, across the street in the retail center with CPK & Daily Grill).

                1. JAB May 23, 2008 04:45 PM

                  Many places have Salmon Collar / Kama as well as Yellowtail Collar / Hamachi Kama:

                  Honda Ya
                  Shin Sen Gumi
                  Sushi Gen
                  Sushi Go 555
                  Izayoi

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                    Dave and Stuff May 23, 2008 04:56 PM

                    Azami Sushi on Melrose has Yellowtail collar that is perfection.

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                      Alice May 24, 2008 12:54 AM

                      yabu, furaibo and hide sushi all have it.

                      sometimes, if you ask at japanese restaurants, they might have it even if it's not on the menu. i believe place yuu has it as well.

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                        SauceSupreme May 25, 2008 10:14 AM

                        I'm sure that while the sushi chefs are prepping the filets for use on their menu, they're saving the collar for the staff meal!

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                        fooddude37 May 25, 2008 10:29 AM

                        I had an awesome yellowtail collar at Mori, though he does not always have it.

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                          epop May 26, 2008 10:40 AM

                          second mori

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