Best sushi for $80 pp or less
- 1newyorkguy May 25, 2009 02:51 PM
On my radar -
we are somewhat novices, and enjoy ROLLS
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.
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.
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.
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.