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How do we feel about Sushi Sushi on Beverly Dr?

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TailbackU Jul 31, 2008 10:01 AM

We talk about sushi all the time here on CH but rarely do I see Sushi Sushi being mentioned as one of the better sushi joints in LA. I had never even heard of this place until recently when one of my friends insisted that I try it. Has anyone been? what are your thoughts? Seems to receive really high marks on yelp and omakase runs ~$80-100pp. Is it comparable to Nozawa and Sasabune?

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    karamazov RE: TailbackU Jul 31, 2008 11:00 AM

    I've only been several times for lunch and never for dinner, but the quality and variety were excellent. The emphasis here is definitely on pure sushi, i don't think there are any rolls on the menu. Not sure how it compares to the likes of Zo, but i'd put it above most sushi places around. I'd say it ranks just below Kiriko for me.

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      JE33 RE: TailbackU Jul 31, 2008 12:34 PM

      I think you should try it. It is a lot better than Sasabune. I have never been to Nozawa.

      1. Bob Brooks RE: TailbackU Jul 31, 2008 02:29 PM

        I think it's a hidden gem. Maybe not quite at the level of Zo, but certainly on a par with Kiriko. Be sure to try their uni.

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          alexfood RE: TailbackU Aug 1, 2008 06:41 PM

          If you sit at the bar & do straight omakase, you're going to get a great meal. It's a very different ride than Sasabune or Nozawa, which are street-vendor-style: warm rice, big fish. (Personally, i find Sasabune's fish to be very watery like the slices have been soaking.) Sushi sushi is more likely to give you smaller & more intensely flavored pieces, like toro that the chef sears right in front of you or snapper with sea salt. I'm a fan.

          1. westsidegal RE: TailbackU Aug 2, 2008 02:40 PM

            imho they serve EXCELLENT sushi.
            not quite as good as sushi zo.
            i've heard that sasabune preslices their fish, sushi sushi would NEVER stoop to that level.
            i haven't been to nozawa, but i have tried his place in the marina which was on the poor side of meh; sushi sushi is in a completely different, MUCH higher league that that place.

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              TailbackU RE: westsidegal Aug 4, 2008 11:46 PM

              when i went to Sasabune about a month ago, they did NOT pre cut their fish. I might have walked out if that was the case.

              As far as Sugarfish, Nozawa's joint on MDR, it is not the same thing. Please go try the real thing in the valley.

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                arisp RE: westsidegal Oct 4, 2008 09:20 PM

                Actually, I just ate there tonight, omakase -- and while it was quite good, the pieces I was offered (mackerel, sea eel, toro, BF tuna etc etc) were ALL pre-sliced.

                Yes, there are only 2 chefs, but the place is pretty small and while it was almost full, I don't think I'll be going there again b/c of the pre-sliced fish i was offered.

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                kuishinbow RE: TailbackU Aug 2, 2008 06:33 PM

                Sushi Sushi has excellent sushi, much better than Kiriko. More so now since the owner of Kiriko is not working due to tendinitis in his arm. But even when the owner was working before the injury, Sushi Sushi had by far better sushi. Also I agree with the other poster that said that the fish at Sasabune is very watery. Especially the aji. The sushi at Sushi Sushi is Edomae style. They are quite small and delicate compared to Sasabune. I think that Sasabune's sushi lacks balance due to the size.

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                  J.L. RE: kuishinbow Oct 5, 2008 03:52 PM

                  Ken-san has been back at the helm at Kiriko for quite a few weeks! Just chatted with him during our dinner there 2 weeks ago!

                  Will try Sushi(squared) for comparison.

                2. westsidegal RE: TailbackU Oct 5, 2008 11:29 AM

                  the quality of the fish at sushi sushi is FAR superior to the fish at sasabune.

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