How do we feel about Sushi Sushi on Beverly Dr?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.