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Jun 16, 2008 10:24 PM

Sushi at 11pm?

Folks, I'm still doing it. I'm not sure why. But by the time dinner rolls around, it's 10 or 11pm and 90% of anything decent within driving distance of downtown LA is closed or winding down. I've posted on this before, and have managed to keep myself fairly satisfied with the usual rotation of semi-late night restaurants (mostly in K-Town).

But last night, I found myself with a deep, primordial craving for sushi. I was wandered around Little Tokyo and everything was pretty much closed (izakaya sashimi plates weren't quite what I was looking for), when it hit me.

Is there anywhere one can get some decent late night nigiri or *gasp* omakase even? With the number of sushi joints about town, I'm thinking there should be something out there that keeps later hours. Studio City, Santa Monica, maybe even in the South Bay. I'd be willing to work for it. Maybe!

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  1. Yes, yes, and yes.

    shibucho on beverly near the original tommy's on rampart.

    You can have omakase or otherwise. Any way you do it it won't be cheap, just a word of caution. His albacore salad with microgreens, olive oil, and balsamic is quite good, and shows his tendency to Franco-Italianize his Japanese food. Desserts are great too. And if you care to spend oodles and oodles of dough he has a wine list filled with bottles that on the average run into hundreds of dollars.

    I guess the area would be called Silverlake adjacent, just west of Downtown proper.

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    1. re: kevin

      you know i've heard a lot about shibucho and drive by it on occasion, but have yet to try the place. how late do they stay open until?

      1. re: rameniac

        yes, forgot that part. 12 midnight.

        He used to be open at 3am, but cut back the hours close to a decade ago.

    2. I actually like Oomasa in Little Tokyo, I have ordered sushi there till about 2am. Surprised you did not run into it. The family that runs it has been in little tokyo since the beginning of time.... Anytime I have out of town guests, and had a few too many at the noribang, we head here.....

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      1. re: Schweinhaxen

        hmm, good call! and i've been there before. maybe they close early on sunday night? or maybe i just walked right by it when i noticed imai, komasa, and hama were all done for the night. i'll have to check again the next time the craving hits...

      2. Mori-san at Place Yuu will serve you excellent fare until 12:30AM. Just for you, Rameniac. Don't tell anyone else.

        Place Yuu
        2101 Sawtelle

        1. There's a Korean owned sushi place called Kuru Kuru at the corner of Wilshire and Alexandria in Korea Town. They open till 12am and serve sushi on those roatating belt table. Plates are $1, $2 or $3. From 11pm~12am everything is 50% off. You can have 20 pieces of sushi for $5. It's not the best sushi. But I won't complain with that price.

          Kuru Kuru
          3377 Wilshire Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA, 90010
          (213) 365-9060

          1. Not exactly what you're looking for, but Sushi Dan for some Rockin Sushi til 2am!!!