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3star May 28, 2008 08:52 AM

I am planning a first trip to LA towards the fall and I love sushi. I am looking for some great sushi restaurants that have particularly unique and creative specialty rolls or something different from the average sushi restaurant. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    JE33 RE: 3star May 28, 2008 09:47 AM

    Hamasaku in West LA is your spot.

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      Juji RE: JE33 May 28, 2008 09:52 AM

      Agree with Hamasaku, and you might also want to check out Kaya Sushi in Marina Del Rey. They have a ton of rolls.

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        J.L. RE: JE33 May 28, 2008 10:34 PM

        Third the Hamasaku rec for rolls.

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        namstermonster RE: 3star May 28, 2008 10:41 AM

        rU looking for fusion sushi type places that are good at rolls, or actual sushi places?? if you're looking for the latter, i'd say try sushi zo, nozawa, kiriko, sushi gen, etc.

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          TwoGuys90068 RE: 3star May 28, 2008 04:26 PM

          I'm not sure where you'll be when in LA but if you venture to the Valley, we like Teru Sushi on Ventura Blvd in Studio City. People also rave about the original Katsu-ya also on Ventura Blvd but I didn't like it as much as Teru. The best that I've had so far is Geisha House in Hollywood. VERY good sushi, great atmosphere, great service...I highly recommend it.

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            hogtie RE: TwoGuys90068 Jun 6, 2008 02:21 AM

            Geisha House is positively horrendous. There is nothing good to be said about the restaurant whatsoever, and the worst part is the food itself. It is not edible.

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              westsidegal RE: hogtie Jun 6, 2008 07:48 AM

              now, now, there is SOMETHING good to be said about geisha house: it is a preferred spot for birthday celebrations for 16 year old girls.

          2. love2eat RE: 3star May 28, 2008 04:54 PM

            My favorite sushi is at Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo. However, it looks like you are looking for more of a fusion place that add avocado, jalapeno, and sauces to their fish. For that kind I like Matsuhisa, Nobu, and Katsuya.

            422 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

            Nobu Malibu
            3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

            Katsuya Hollywood
            6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            1. JEN10 RE: 3star Jun 6, 2008 08:04 AM

              For GREAT fusion rolls head up to Palos Verdes and have some excellent sushi and tempura as well.

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

              1. martiniman RE: 3star Jun 9, 2008 08:47 PM

                Well, I personally don't think you shouldn't limit yourself to "creative" places, as this can surely disappoint. L.A. is definitely the sushi capital of the U.S., so if you must try "creative", go to the guy who popularized it, Nobu Matsuhisa. He has 3 restaurants in the LA area. His original is Matsuhisa on La Cienega. He has another one down the street called Nobu and another one in Malibu. The food is basically the same in all 3 places, basically the only thing that is different is the decor. If you go, you should get the omakase menu.

                If you want good old fashioned sushi, try Sushi Nozawa. And if you want extravagant try Urasawa in Beverly Hills.

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