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Sushi Lunch

tmauch Jun 3, 2008 03:54 PM

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.

  1. Servorg Jun 3, 2008 06:10 PM

    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
      tmauch Jun 4, 2008 08:44 AM

      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
        Servorg Jun 4, 2008 10:00 AM

        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
          Ogawak Jun 4, 2008 10:15 AM

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

          1. re: Ogawak
            Servorg Jun 4, 2008 10:19 AM

            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.

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      Ogawak Jun 4, 2008 09:14 AM

      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.

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        Ogawak Jun 4, 2008 09:51 AM

        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
          westsidegal Jun 4, 2008 12:56 PM

          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
            Jwsel Jun 4, 2008 01:28 PM

            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
              westsidegal Jun 5, 2008 10:52 PM

              i am positive that we asked for the omakase lunch.

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          gnarlex Jun 4, 2008 12:54 PM

          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.

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            PandanExpress Jun 6, 2008 11:56 AM

            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.

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