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Sep 20, 2008 10:49 AM

Best AYCE sushi, but not Midori or Todai

I'm looking for a place that I can get my fill of sushi that isn't the obvious 2 places listed above. I found a place in the Grove (Kado) that has a fun little conveyor belt, but it's definitely not better than Midori (just closer). Anyone know of anything else?


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  1. With the understanding that I have not been here, (just relaying a recommendation by a friend):

    Big Wasabi
    6357 Wilshire Blvd. (just west of Crescent Heights and east of La Jolla)
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Phone: (323) 655-8060

    1. There's a couple places, same owner in the valley, Kyoto Sushi. One on the north side of the Fallbrook mall and the other @Reseda/Devonshire.
      I tried Kasaka Sushi & Grill in Santa Clarita and was impressed.
      Kiku Sushi in Monrovia has decent fish.
      Is Todai still considered sushi?
      I like Midori, my fav location is the one in Encino just west of Balboa.

      1. There's a place in Encino on Ventura called Tokyo Ice that does AYCE. Never been.

        There's also that place in tarzana, "Healthy something"?? Never been there, either.

        My favorite Midori is the Sherman Oaks one. Can't get much better.

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        1. re: Diana

          i believe you are thinking of new light and healthy sushi bar in woodland hills.

          New Light & Healthy Sushi Bar
          19817 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

          1. re: wilafur

            that's the one. Although how anyone could call AYCE ANYTHING "light" or "healthy" is beyond me

        2. We used to frequent HOSAKA on Sepulveda Bl near Washington in Palms during the early 90's. Ownership changed hands more than 10 years ago but we used to love this place. It was AYCE for one hour for like $22 and they pretty much did not have any restrictions on what you couldn't order. Anything on the sushi list was available. We typically ordered at least two uni orders each and typically ate for an hour and a half. Of course, we left good tips to make up for the extra time they gave us. I just couldn't imagine how this place made any money.
          This place was always crowded like a zoo.
          Anyone remember this place?

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          1. re: roadfix

            i believe the place changed owners a while back adn was renamed otom. heard they got rid of the AYCE deal. haven't been though.