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Feb 11, 2009 07:28 PM

SUSHI on Valentines Day

Me and my X are planning on going out on valentines day for a non valentines~valentines day sushi feast....... We don't want to spend a fortune, we were thinking Hama sushi since we've never had a bad meal there. But I was wondering is Sushi Go 55 better then Hama and if so is the price point the same as Hama. Any other rec's are welcome in that same price range as Hama NOT MORE, I live in culver city and don't mind driving up to 15 minutes. Hama to me "like sushi gen but without the scene" is a place i can get high quality sushi at a reasonable price.


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  1. imho, k-zo in culver city has much higher quality sushi than hama.

    here's the page with the sushi prices:

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    1. re: westsidegal

      Better then hama in downtown LA you mean i'm not talking about the hama in venice?

      I think it's pricier then hama downtown as well but i could be wrong.

      1. re: Ben7643

        oh, i meant the hama in venice.
        dunno anything about the downtown restaurants, sorry.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Ya, hama in venice is mediocre the one in little tokyo which is a different rest "not a chain" has far better fish similar to sushi gen but without much of the fuss.

    2. One of my favorite Sushi bars is Sushi King on Wilshire near fourteenth in Santa Monica. Excellent sushi and hot food ...Some of the best calamari in the city. The prices are reasonable and the quality of the fish is always fresh and good. I don't care for Hama. I've had really bad sushi there ...won't go back.

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      1. re: delishdonna

        imho, the quality of the fish served at k-zo in culver city is far superior to that of sushi king in santa monica.
        for that matter, the quality of the fish served at hide on sawtelle is also superior, but the ambiance at hide is much worse.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Have either of you tried Nagao I heard someone say it was good sushi.

      2. Saito, the owner at Sushi KIng used to work at Hide many years ago. I don't know what you ordered, but the fish at both restaurants has always been good in my opinion. I agree there are better sushi restaurants, but in that price range I believe it is one of the best.