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May 19, 2009 08:41 PM

Sushi Restaurant in Hollywood

Can anyone recommend a really great sushi restaurant in Hollywood with a fun scene? We love people watching along with good food.

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  1. scene + good sushi often don't go hand-in-hand ;)

    for good (not fantastic, but good) sushi *and* a scene, options include Katsuya, Katana & Koi.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Don't forget that grand old dame Geisha House for "sushi" (yes, with "quotes" around it)...

      Katana is more of a robatayaki-ya, but heck! Who cares on Chowhound anyways?!

      1. re: J.L.

        "Who cares on Chowhound anyways?!"
        not sure what that comment is about.

        yes, Katana does robata, but they also offer a full sushi menu.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I guess my sarcasm escaped you.... When the food is mediocre to awful, the genre becomes quite meaningless. Anyways, it was directed at the original poster, not you, goodhealth.

          1. re: J.L.

            I actually think Katana is your best bet. I find there robata-yaki good, and solid. You can walk across the street afterwards and head to skybar. Cab over there, and you are centrally located in the city.

            1. re: J.L.

              got it. i can usually tell when a post is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but i missed it this time around ;)

        2. If you want better sushi than Katana and less people watching in Hollywood, check out Sushi Ike at the corner of Hollywood and Gower.

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          1. re: lotta_cox

            I love Ike. No hollywood scene, but the food is always good.

          2. It's not exactly a "scene" but Ike Sushi on the NE corner of Hollywood and Gower has phenomenal sushi, a master (Ike) behind the counter, all in a cheesy min-mall. His flash-grlled, sake-marinated Tako is preternatural.

            1. There are a couple of options for sushi and people, although the people watching is subtle at beast.
              Omakase room at Matsuhisa
              Sushi Wa on La Cienega
              I don't think any of these would qualify as "fun scene" though.

              1. I third Ike. Best sushi in the area, hands down. You will not get the "hollywood scene" but you may run into Justin Long, Drew Barrymore or James Spader. I have seen them there in more than one occasion.