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Sushi near LAX

bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 11:55 AM

Got my folks in town just for the night and they are staying by the airport..
can anyone reco a good sushi place for us??

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    foodiebiz RE: bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 12:53 PM

    Hands down. Sugar Fish in Marina Del Rey. Nice marina setting, super close, damn good sushi.

    Also, you may want to look into sushi in Manhattan Beach. Also very close and scenic, but no personal recommendations.

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      ljeanne RE: bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 12:59 PM

      Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa 4722 1/4 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292


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        westsidegal RE: ljeanne Dec 18, 2008 06:11 PM

        i respectfully, completely disagree with the sugarfish recommendation.

        their sushi is, at best, fair to poor, imho.

        if you like your tuna sashimi to be full of white veins of connective tissue (the kind that look and taste and have the mouth-feel of white dental floss), and you also like to have the dental-floss-sashimi flooded with a gallon of ponzu sauce to cover up the taste, you may like sugarfish.

        if you don't like ordering for yourself, and are willing to accept insipid rolls and other fillers as a required parts of the 'package deals' that one is required to order in that place, then maybe you'll like sugarfish.

        i did have some sushi that was actually good in the LAX area a couple of years ago at taiko on rosecrans (el segundo/manhattan beach area). if i were limited to the LAX area, that's where i'd go.

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          lasushiblog RE: westsidegal Dec 19, 2008 02:32 PM

          I went to sugarfish and had mixed feelings. We ordered the "surprise me", some items were decent, others not so good. Overall just average and not totally worth the size of the bill..

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            Foodandwine RE: westsidegal Mar 20, 2009 05:22 PM

            Taiko has gone downhill very fast. Not what it was a few years past.. A friend of mine was there two weeks ago. Its a pass...

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              westsidegal RE: Foodandwine Mar 20, 2009 11:50 PM

              that's too bad.
              thanks for the warning.

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          bulavinaka RE: bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 05:51 PM

          Try this thread - there's another thread within the thread by Servorg as well...

          1. goodhealthgourmet RE: bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 06:44 PM

            you'll have better options if you're willing to travel a short distance...there's K-Zo or Sushi Karen in Culver City; Shima or Chaya in Venice; The Hump in SM...

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              Servorg RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 18, 2008 07:18 PM

              Even Irori in Marina Del Rey would be fine.

              4371 Glencoe Ave
              Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
              (310) 822-3700

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                westsidegal RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 18, 2008 07:24 PM

                the hump, aside from being the farthest of the group, can also be UNBELIEVABLY pricey--sometimes costing more than urasawa.

                i've now heard several stories of unpredictable and unbelievably high checks coming out of that place.. . . .

              2. westsidegal RE: bigdrew Dec 18, 2008 07:28 PM

                what night of the week will they be here? many sushi places are not open on sundays.

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                  Juji RE: bigdrew Dec 19, 2008 01:17 PM

                  Sorry if this is late and they were here last night, but I have a friend who loves Kanpai on Lincoln near Manchester. They apparently have a great selection of sake.

                  1. lasushiblog RE: bigdrew Dec 19, 2008 06:19 PM

                    You can always hit some of the spots in Venice like Wabi Sabi and Hama for decent sushi. Not the best in the city, but good and close enough to the airport

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                      westsidegal RE: lasushiblog Dec 19, 2008 09:46 PM

                      if they are willing to travel that far from the airport, then imho they should go to sushi zo and order the omakase.

                      if they want to be in the wabi sabi neighborhood in venice, right across the street, at shima, the quality will be far better (and, as one would expect, the prices would be somewhat higher)

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                      Poeticalmath RE: bigdrew Mar 20, 2009 02:33 PM

                      if i was in LA and wanted some great off the chain sushi i would definitely visit....

                      Club Sushi Hollywood
                      6374 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
                      (323) 461-3330

                      awesome place

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