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May 28, 2008 08:52 AM

Sushi Restaurants

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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  1. Hamasaku in West LA is your spot.

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    1. re: JE33

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

      1. re: JE33

        Third the Hamasaku rec for rolls.

      2. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: TwoGuys90068

            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.

            1. re: hogtie

              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. 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. 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