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Sushi near Brentwood

tmarr1 Jul 9, 2008 10:51 AM

I am meeting friends who will be staying in Brentwood Thursday night. Any good recommendations for Sushi that will take a reservation for 6 people? Good atmosphere is important. Thanks.

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  1. wilafur RE: tmarr1 Jul 9, 2008 10:57 AM

    not hot on atmosphere but the sushi at takao is very good. it's smack dab in the heart of bw, on san vicente.

    if you want atmosphere, scene and decent/mediocre sushi, you can always go to katsuya.

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      lizziee RE: wilafur Jul 9, 2008 02:20 PM

      Absolutely agree that Takao excels at excellent sushi and Katsuya excels at scene.

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      valleychowhound RE: tmarr1 Jul 9, 2008 12:19 PM

      There's also Sasabune on Wilshire. Not exactly Brentwood, but it's close.

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        EliAnnKat RE: valleychowhound Jul 9, 2008 01:34 PM

        I second Sasabune. Yum!

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          westsidegal RE: valleychowhound Jul 9, 2008 06:29 PM

          is sasabune the place with the presliced fish?

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            epop RE: westsidegal Jul 9, 2008 09:49 PM

            yes, I think Sasabune is to be avoided, since moving to the new space

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              EliAnnKat RE: epop Jul 12, 2008 01:30 PM

              I must disagree. I was there on a very busy Thursday night a couple of weeks ago and everything was fresh and delicious.

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          yogachik RE: tmarr1 Jul 9, 2008 01:25 PM

          Katsuya - great scene.

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            kb04 RE: yogachik Jul 14, 2008 12:28 PM

            LOVE Katsuya!!

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            GK in SO RE: tmarr1 Jul 9, 2008 09:11 PM

            Asakuma on Wilshire and Barrington.

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              Emme RE: GK in SO Jul 9, 2008 10:36 PM

              not a fan of asakuma myself, for good sushi i always like noma on wilshire.

            2. Servorg RE: tmarr1 Jul 12, 2008 02:32 PM

              There is also Taiko (different place than Takao, which can be a bit confusing) upstairs on San Vicente in the same building (I think) that houses the Daily Grill and CPK, which has a nice selection of hot dishes as well as sushi.


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                ldodb RE: tmarr1 Jul 12, 2008 07:16 PM

                For excellent quality and close to brentwood, and a bit more low key than katsuya but still classy atmosphere go to Mori Sushi on pico,
                you will not be disappointed.

                1. burumun RE: tmarr1 Jul 14, 2008 09:38 AM

                  I didn't like really like Takao, I thought it was just okay ... I much prefer Asakuma (Wilshire and Barrington) although it might be a tad more expensive?

                  For hip ambiance and high prices, there's Katsuya.


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                    lizziee RE: burumun Jul 14, 2008 04:32 PM

                    I really disagree with you with respect to Takao. We always make a reservation and always request that we sit at the bar with Takao. Maybe, that makes a huge difference. Also we always do omakase, chef's choice. We also tend to go on the early side, before Takao gets slammed.

                    I think for a neighborhood sushi bar, the quality of the fish is very, very good. The cooked items at Takao are extraordinary - Maine Lobster, Grilled Duck skewer, Seared Toro, Grilled Japanese Barracuda, Grilled Sardine, Deep-Fried oysters, Chawan-mushi to name a few.

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