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Im craving sushi!

Im craving some sushi lately and there arent really any good sushi places anymore.

Do you guys know a place with good sushi???
Preferebly not a hip trendy Hollywood or LA cafe or bar.

I wants some real authentic japanese food.

I want some saba fish or some good rolls

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  1. Not sure what saba fish is...but check out Horizon on Beverly & Orlando.

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    1. re: Obessed

      Saba usually refers to mackerel. ;)

      1. I have a bit of difficulty accepting your statement that: "there arent really any good sushi places anymore." Where have you been looking?

        I think the consensus here is that Urasawa is clearly the top when it comes to sushi. In fact, I just posted about it recently: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/564129

        Other places that have their fans include: Asanebo, Echigo, Go's Mart, Hama, Katsuya (the original), Kiriko, Komasa, Mori, Sushi Gen, Sushi Zo, etc.

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        1. re: kevin h

          This person is a chowhound newbie... I can understand why he/she feels this way. It's not because the good stuff isn't available... it's that the city is so big and intimidating that it's difficult to know where exactly to begin. Sadly the hip and trendy Yelp/Citysearch places tend to stand out in the limelight and get repeated in magazines, papers, etc.

          Go to Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo. Get a table (*not* the sushi bar) and order the 'sashimi deluxe', which costs about $15 for lunch or about $25 for dinner. Very traditional, very good quantity and quality fish (for the price).

          Mr Taster

        2. Try sushi Zo, though he only does a few handrolls (blue crab, scallop). His menu is omakase only but you won't be disappointed. Awesome selection of fish. Don't act like you know more about sushi than he does and you'll be fine.

          1. ".... there arent really any good sushi places anymore."

            Have you been sleeping under a rock?! We got a boatload of great sushi here in L.A!

            If rolls are what the poster is after, I think that he/she would enjoy:

            Hamasaku
            (310) 479-7636

            By the way, "real authentic Japanese food" is so, SO much more than just sushi.

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            1. re: J.L.

              And rolls barely come into play.

            2. Sushi Sushi on Beverly Dr. Great saba. Along with everything else.

              1. what do you consider 'really good sushi' to be?
                if you are looking for amazing fish served very carefully/exactly in terms of cut, termperature, condiments, etc. then you are looking for a place like sushi zo. be forewarned though, they do not serve the typical americanized stuff. it is very 'pure' and it is not a place to go if you want to order off a menu as opposed to omakase nor is it a place to go if you are on a budget.

                if you like the americanized rolls with tons of mayonaise and sauce and mixtures of ingredients that are not found in traditional sushi (i.e. cream cheese) and you like to mix wasabi in your soy, there are many places that specialize in that style, too. others on this board will need to help you with this type.

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                1. re: westsidegal

                  I actually like Cafe Sushi if I am going with someone who wants white washed sushi.

                2. Also Katsu. Can't help you with the rolls.

                  1. I like Omino in Chatsworth for sushi. It's a nice neighborhood sushi spot and everyone is very friendly. Places other people have suggested like Katsuya might have better and more specials.

                    20959 Devonshire St
                    Chatsworth, CA 91311

                    1. Kanpachi in Gardena is very authentic. Not sure what you mean by "rolls" but they do have "temaki" (handroll in Japanese). The popular rolls in many bars are not really "authentic", but are hybrids born of the popularity of sushi in this country. Kanpachi is authentic. The sushi masters aren't the friendliest, but they are pretty good. And if you order the omakase, you will have sushi like you've probably never seen in LA. I have had saba, sanma, baby octopus. My limited understanding is that this is a Tokyo style sushi bar.

                      It's worth a try. Then you can have a shave ice at nearby Teri Hawaii.

                      1. There are quite a few good sushi places, but maybe the OP has only found the "fake crab 'n mayo" ones that are all over.

                        If he likes mackerel he must be hardcore (grin).