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Jan 22, 2010 09:35 PM

Sushi near Hollywood / Silverlake

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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  1. 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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    1. re: cls

      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?

      1. re: PlatypusJ

        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.

      1. re: mc michael

        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.

        1. re: J.L.

          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...

          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

            what do you get from shibucho?

            how much was it when you visited?

            and have you been recently???

          2. re: J.L.

            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.

            1. re: kevin

              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.

              1. re: cls

                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?


                1. re: kevin

                  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.

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

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

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