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Best sushi for $80 pp or less

On my radar -
Katsu-Ya
K-Zo
Hide
Nozawa
Toshi Sushi
Kappo Ishito
Hiko Sushi

we are somewhat novices, and enjoy ROLLS

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  1. from reading past posts...I have to add Masu to the list.

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    1. re: 1newyorkguy

      If you like rolls, you definitely need to cross Nozawa off the list - the "sushi nazi" doesn't do rolls.

      1. re: RacerX

        except for the lobster and the blue crab hand rolls.....

      2. re: 1newyorkguy

        from actually trying masu, i would recommend deleting masu from the list.

      3. Suggest adding:

        Echigo and Kiriko(West L.A.)
        Sushi Sushi (Beverly Hills)

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        1. re: Bob Brooks

          Definately Echigo. Toshi is a hoot and also a hell of a sushi master.

          1. re: TomSwift

            Total opposite reaction from me: Echi-don't-go....

        2. You can add U-Zen to your list.

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          U-Zen Japanese Restaurant
          11951 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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          1. re: Servorg

            not a fan nowadys as they are so inconsistant. i'd have a good meal, then a few weeks later have an utterly crappy meal. i've written them off forever.

            however, to get an "afffordable" sushi fix, i tend to go to masu and echigo in west la.

            if i venture to the south bay, i go to kanpachi or muira.

            1. re: wilafur

              I guess they have been in our regular rotation for at least 20 years and in all that time I can't say I have ever had a crappy meal here. Sushi has always been good without being stellar, and we also enjoy their other small plate dishes such as their sauteed garlic sprouts, mushrooms and shrimp and their spicy tofu and the baked green lip mussels with crab meat.

          2. Not Nozawa, because he is traditional nigiri only, and bear in mind that Hide is cash-only, so bring a couple of Benjamins along.

            If you don't absolutely NEED rolls, I suggest Nishi-Ya in Glendale (so close to Burbank, yet still not Burbank).

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I really like Hide. Not really a place for "rolls", just really good fish. It is very affordable as sushi can go. The downside is they don't take cards. I think they have an ATM there since so many people are caught off-guard.

              If you really have to have "rolls", Katsu-Ya is pretty good. If you are a novice, Hide is a low-key place where nobody will judge you.

            2. Kappo Ishito is NOT a sushi place. It serves Kappo cuisine.

              If you like rolls, try Hamasaku, on Santa Monica Blvd.

              Nozawa will literally kick you out of the restaurant if you try to order a California roll there.