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Sushi Pizza- California specialty?!

downpressor Jul 11, 2008 12:28 PM

Hi California Chowhounds:

I am an ambassador from the Ontario chowhound board where we had a question maybe you guys can answer. We were discussing whether Sushi Pizza was a delicassy native to Toronto sushi restaurants. Someone made the claim that it had originated in California. See the link here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/52267...

Is anybody in a position to verify whether this is true or not?
In case there is any confusion this is what Toronto sushi pizza is as described by someone on the link above: It's a round rice patty, maybe 4-5" in diameter, deep fried (so that it gets nice and crispy/chewy and golden-brown on the outside), and topped with mayo, fish (usually salmon, but somtimes tuna and/or crab), and roe.

Anyone have that? If so, is it a standard on sushi menus?

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    stacyface Jul 11, 2008 09:45 PM

    i believe a place in studio city called Sushi Dan makes one. there's also a place in granada hills, called Sushi Raw that makes sushi "pizzas" its spicy tuna on top of a crispy rice patty, like the above poster said. delish!!!

    1. Emme Jul 11, 2008 08:37 PM

      this may not be the answer you're looking for, but i know Yamato in Encino/Tarzana definitely has them, and they're pretty good there actually.

      1. mermy Jul 11, 2008 04:00 PM

        I don't think it's standard but besides Tokyo Table, Nobu also has that dish.

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          recovering_vegetarian Jul 11, 2008 04:35 PM

          But both Tokyo Table and Nobu are relatively new restaurants--ie. too new, I think, to have invented a dish that has already spread throughout Canada.

        2. Cecilbee Jul 11, 2008 03:28 PM

          Yoshida in San Marino has a version.

          1. Das Ubergeek Jul 11, 2008 02:35 PM

            It may have originated here -- I have no way to know -- but it certainly isn't common. I've eaten in many, many pizzerias (high end and low) and many, many sushi shops (ditto) and have never heard of sushi pizza.

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              justagthing Jul 11, 2008 01:45 PM

              never heard of it, may be regional to your area.

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                recovering_vegetarian Jul 11, 2008 01:03 PM

                I have honestly never heard of such a thing.

                1. Dommy Jul 11, 2008 01:02 PM

                  Herm... the only place in L.A. I know that has has it Tokyo Table...


                  But I have NO idea if they originated it...


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