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Apr 5, 2010 05:59 PM

Korean style sushi reccomendation

I'm hoping to take a friend out in Korea Town for Korean style sushi this evening. I've previously been to Busan, A-Won and Masan and liked them all to varying degrees. In this particular case, I think I'm looking for something a little bit "nicer" for lack of a better word. I used to really like the vibe and food at O Dae San (back before it closed to become AYCE bbq). Something along those lines would be great.

Any ideas?


Masan Restaurant
2851 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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  1. If you want nice get Japanese sushi, go to Little Tokyo and visit Sushi Gen. A little expensive but worth it!

    Little Tokyo Restaurant
    150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

    1. Neptune's Net, on 6th St.?

      Sushi Dokoro Kirala, on Little Santa Monica, may not be in Ktown, but it's got decent "vibe"...

      1. Give Arado a try. It sounds like what you are looking for.

        Arado Japanese Restaurant
        4001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

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        1. re: Servorg

          Arado was also highly recommended by a Korean restaurant owner in Melrose when I inquired about options for Korean style sashimi.

          Have not had a chance to check it out myself though.

        2. Not sure if it's Korean style, but Noshi Sushi is in K-town on the south side of Beverly just east of Western. Last time I was there it was cash only. But very good fish reasonably priced.

          Noshi Sushi
          4430 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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          1. re: trimtab

            think thats more of a Japanese style and not korean style as described below by peppermonkey. but yes, noshi has very excellent sushi and yes its cash only still.

          2. What is Korean-style sushi exactly? I lived by Koreatown for 2+ years and never came across this. What'd I miss?

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            1. re: andytseng

              They do things like "hwe dup bap" or "al bap" that you won't find in Japanese sushi bars.


              1. re: andytseng

                Koreans like eating more sashimi. And they will dip in chojang (a fermented red pepper paste) although wasabi is offered. Koreans also wrap their fish in perilla leaf with whatever else you like. The fish is very fresh but it's not about tasting the nuances of flavor and texture from the different kinds of fish. Like all korean food its about the flavor and the texture. The fish is more of a texture vehicle to deliver the flavor of the other ingredients. Japanese sushi leaves you contemplating the precise balance of flavors and texture of a particular bite of sushi. Korean style sushi hits you upside the head. There is no thinking, just eating

                1. re: peppermonkey

                  Perilla leaf = shiso leaf, in case anyone's interested

                  1. re: J.L.

                    the korean one is different although in the same's more pungent and funky...almost precisely the difference between japanese and korean food

                  2. re: peppermonkey

                    Koreans will also dip in sesame oil with salt, which is tasty in its own way.

                    A lot like to finish up with a spicy fish stew.

                    And usually soju is involved.

                    I haven't been to a Korean-style sushi/sashimi place in a long long time, but I remember Arado as being one of the better ones.