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Jun 3, 2008 03:54 PM

Sushi Lunch

I am looking for a sushi place that is open for lunch on the weekends. We live in Culver City so anything near there is preferred.

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  1. Do you have a budget in mind? Lots of places open on Saturday, not so many on Sunday. Will Saturday work for you instead of Sunday or does it have to both days?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yes Saturday is fine. I find most places we go to are open for dinner and not lunch on Saturday. It is always nice to find a good deal but anything less than $50/pp which includes a couple beers is what I am looking for.

      1. re: tmauch

        Another Sawtelle (Little J-town) sushi place that is open for lunch on both Saturday and Sunday is Hide.

        Hide Sushi
        2040 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles 90025
        Between La Grange & Mississippi Ave
        Phone: 310-477-7242

        1. re: Servorg

          The only thing about Hide is the wait. I always have gone during off hours.

          1. re: Ogawak

            Good point. The unusual thing about Hide, (and a plus if you are trying to avoid the crowds) is that they don't close between lunch and dinner on either Saturday or Sunday. So if a late sushi lunch is your thing, this is a good choice.

    2. Local favorites Sushi Zo and Kiriko are both closed for lunch on weekends. I like Bar Hayama on Sawtelle, open for lunch both days. Not cheap, but can be enjoyed in your price range.

      1. Not what you are asking, but if you are ever free for a sushi lunch, Kiriko has a great omakase lunch for a little over $30.

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        1. re: Ogawak

          the kiriko lunch is not available on the weekends.
          also, after they have served the things included in the omakase price shown on the menu, they will continue to serve you additional food without letting you know that the food is, in fact, not included and that you will be charged an additional amount. this means that, unless you specifically ask them to tell you when the omakase ends and the additional charging begins, you may well end up with a much bigger tab than you expected. this is what happened to me.

          1. re: westsidegal

            That's surprising. It's never happened to me or anyone I've ever known. Are you sure you asked for the omakase lunch and not just for a regular omakase?

            1. re: Jwsel

              i am positive that we asked for the omakase lunch.

        2. Yen Sushi, corner of Beverwil and Pico, upstairs in the Ralph's/Long's complex, is decent, and more importantly, open for lunch on Saturdays. The spicy tuna salad (dressing on side) is a good value. Granted, it's not serious, Zo quality sushi, but it's good and it's 5 minutes from Culver City.

          1. I usually go to Otom on Sepulveda right next to the Washington 405 exit. I think it's near the Ramada Inn.The place is easy to miss, but I think the sign on the outside says "Sushi-ya" or something. It's on the east side of the street.

            It's not fancy and kind of hole-in-the-wall and I've never had their rolls there, but I've been pleased with the nigiri I've had there. The price is also reasonable. I've been able to have omakase at lunch there for $30-40. Although the last time I went, it ended up being twice that, so I'm not sure if they upped their prices or not.