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Sushi near Hollywood / Silverlake

PlatypusJ Jan 22, 2010 09:35 PM

Hey hounds,

A friend of mine wants to celebrate his birthday with a sushi dinner, and we need a great spot relatively close to Hollywood / Silverlake. There will be some foodies and some novices. Sushi Zo is my favorite, but this needs to be significantly more affordable. Please help!

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    cls RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 07:30 AM

    From Silverlake your options are limited. In Hollywood, there's Ike which is good and a good deal at a table. If you want to head East, Toshi Sushi downtown (1st and Central) has IMO the best deal on a sushi dinner. $43 Omakase and plenty of other specials that are very good.
    I avoid Saito Sushi in Silverlake, even though it's the only local sushi restaurant that's even edible.

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      PlatypusJ RE: cls Jan 23, 2010 10:53 AM

      Thank you for the words of warning. What about if we we went to the West Hollywood area? Would there be a stronger rec than Toshi Sushi?

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        cls RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 01:21 PM

        A table at Ike, or for West Hollywood, Hirozen or Jinpachi can all be good deals. The table is your best bet to keep the price down and most sushi restaurants have similar pricing. It's omakase and specials that drive the bill up.

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      mc michael RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 09:18 AM

      Sushi Ike, but not cheap.

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        PlatypusJ RE: mc michael Jan 23, 2010 11:30 AM

        Thank you. I'll have to check it out some other time. Right now I'm looking for something all my friends will be able to afford.

      2. J.L. RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 04:27 PM

        Shibucho, on Beverly.

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          silverlakebodhisattva RE: J.L. Jan 23, 2010 05:30 PM

          Shibucho has fans, and detractors, but I don't recall ANYONE's suggesting that their prices are on the low side of the sushi scale...

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            kevin RE: silverlakebodhisattva Jan 24, 2010 05:56 PM

            what do you get from shibucho?

            how much was it when you visited?

            and have you been recently???

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            kevin RE: J.L. Jan 24, 2010 05:56 PM

            what have you had at shibucho? anything really interesting? and how much did it cost when you checked it out? thanks.

            a friend walked in once thinking it was a very reasonably priced joint and boy was he in for a shock, but pleasantly suprised because the sushi was of such high quality,

            you do get what you pay for at times.

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              cls RE: kevin Jan 24, 2010 06:52 PM

              Last I was at Shibucho it was $175 per person food only. Sure it was good, but I am sure not what the OP was thinking of. Tables at Shibucho are hit and miss. It's possible to control the price, but Shige doesn't really like them, so the quality can suffer.

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                kevin RE: cls Jan 25, 2010 08:09 AM

                shige does not reallyy like them? the tables??? what did you have for the sum of 175 that is a little pricey even for shibucho? beluga caviar topped sushi pieces? foie gras? lots of toro?

                thanks.

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                  cls RE: kevin Jan 25, 2010 10:33 AM

                  The sushi bar pricing is a bit arbitrary. There was nothing too unusual last I went. The time before that at Shibucho it was $125pp food only, and I don't think it's been less than that for years.
                  Yes, I believe Shige prefers serving customers at the bar rather than tables. I think walking into Shibucho and requesting a table is a recipe for disappointment.

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            silverlakebodhisattva RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 05:31 PM

            I'd say Gen, or Takumi, in J Town...

            1. rednyellow RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 07:49 PM

              In Hollywood go to Ike at Hwd and Gower. in Weho, go to Ajisai on Palm just north or Smb

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                Val RE: rednyellow Jan 28, 2010 05:11 PM

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                Robert Ogden RE: PlatypusJ Jan 23, 2010 11:43 PM

                Yoshida
                2026 Huntington Dr
                San Marino, CA 91108

                It's opposite direction from the west side, but not too far away. Best sushi in there area.

                1. mollyomormon RE: PlatypusJ Jan 25, 2010 11:09 AM

                  I think if it's a group that also includes novices who might want cooked dishes, then I think Hirozen in WeHo might be the best way to go.

                  Here's a link to the menu to see if the prices look about right:
                  http://www.hirozen.com/lunch.html

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