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srsport1 Jan 2, 2009 05:09 PM

I need a downtown LA sushi bar. Going there for dinner before the LA Kings game tomorrow night. Any help is much appreciated:)

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    cls Jan 2, 2009 06:29 PM

    Izayoi is probably your best bet.
    Sushi Gen is maybe possible, but there's usually a line before opening (it's good but it's not that good.)

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    Izayoi
    132 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    1. ipsedixit Jan 2, 2009 08:51 PM

      Komasa or Takumi are both very good -- both in Little Tokyo.

      Takumi http://www.takumirestaurant.com/

      Komasa,
      351 East 2nd St.
      (213) 680-1792

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        E Eto Jan 6, 2009 09:56 AM

        I would skip Komasa. It's just not very good. I'd skip Hama too for the same reason.

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          Clyde Jan 6, 2009 10:37 AM

          really? i went to komasa for the first time last month and the fish was fresh, portions were huge, and the bill was small.

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            E Eto Jan 6, 2009 10:42 AM

            Really. Komasa is one of those places geared toward the less than serious non-Japanese clientele. I would be embarrassed to bring anyone who's a connoisseur there.

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              soniabegonia Jan 6, 2009 11:23 AM

              Agree with that. It's value priced sushi. You get what you pay for. It's good if you want ok sushi but don't want to spend big bucks.

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            Ben7643 Feb 11, 2009 07:23 PM

            I've got to disagree i've been to most of the sushi places in Little Tokyo and Hama is one of the better bets in the area. Granted it's not the best sushi in LA, but for it's price point i think it is the best sushi.

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          strummerjones Jan 3, 2009 10:55 AM

          I prefer Hama in Little Tokyo. In fact, I just had lunch there yesterday. Very tasty. Not fancy, but the fish is really fresh.

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            K K Jan 6, 2009 10:31 AM

            Is Hama the restaurant where Toshi Suigura used to work (the CEO of Sushi Academy Los Angeles)?

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