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Sushi. Tonight. Help!

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queen jord Jul 8, 2008 12:18 PM

Some relatives came into town today unexpectedly and want to go for sushi tonight. I know there are a ton of topics on this, but I’m in a jam and don’t have time to search properly, so I know you all can point me in the right direction!

I guess we’d like to spend around $50 a person, and some of us are adventurous sushi eaters while some aren’t. I would love to make a reservation, too, so a place that takes them would be helpful. I’m open to Culver City, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills… help! Thanks in advance!

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    justified Jul 8, 2008 03:37 PM

    Irori in Marina Del Rey.
    Allows reservations at the sushi bar.
    Nice atmosphere, fresh fish, great sushi (for the adventurous) and also cooked dishes (for the timid).
    ~$40/pp
    (310) 822-3700

    Recommended Dishes:

    - Spicy, Crispy Shrimp Tempura
    - Escarole Sushi
    - Albacore Sushi News
    - Live Sweet Shrimp (ask to see them alive before prepared)
    - Spanish Mackerel Sushi
    - Wild Salmon or Toro
    - (Ask chef what else is super fresh that he recommends for sushi)
    - Red Snapper in Plum Wine Sauce
    - Fresh Water Eel Sushi
    - Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream

    1. wilafur Jul 8, 2008 02:38 PM

      if you can, show up early at hide (unfortunately they do not take reservations). you can definitely stay within your $50pp mark there.

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      1. re: wilafur
        Das Ubergeek Jul 8, 2008 03:40 PM

        However, bear in mind that Hide is strictly cash-only... don't be caught embarrassed when it's time to settle the bill.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          wilafur Jul 8, 2008 04:02 PM

          yep. but they do have an atm inside the restaurant. =)

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            New Trial Jul 8, 2008 05:04 PM

            For those who need a bit of lettuce to top off their rice.

      2. Ciao Bob Jul 8, 2008 02:36 PM

        K-Zo in Culver CIty is always a good choice for an incoming class of Sushi Seniors AND the Freshmen.

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          slacker Jul 8, 2008 01:01 PM

          Kiriko on Sawtelle.

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          1. re: slacker
            westsidegal Jul 8, 2008 02:26 PM

            i have NEVER gotten out of kiriko for dinner at or below $50/pp, it always cost me more than that.

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            cls Jul 8, 2008 12:35 PM

            For $50 per person without drinks at a table most places will work. How many people, and where (more specifically) and what kind of sushi eater are you and the relatives?

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              Diana Jul 8, 2008 12:20 PM

              Most places that offer reservations don't offer them for the sushi bar itself, but you might get a table. I think Tama on Ventura takes reservations. Sorta out of your area, though

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