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sushi for lunch on a sunday in little tokyo?

trolley May 6, 2010 10:32 PM

Does decent sushi for lunch exist on sundays? mom wants to eat sushi and I'm in pasadena and sushi here is terrible. i figure little tokyo is the place but where? i only go to sushi gen when downtown which is closed on sundays for lunch. i tried the go55 place a while back and it was a downer. any suggestions? thank you. i'm not trusting the yelp reviews.

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  1. westsidegal May 6, 2010 11:07 PM

    the only place that i know of that is open for lunch on sundays is very far from you: Hide on sawtelle.
    if you can wait for dinner, K-zo in culver city is open for dinner on sundays.
    hopefully someone else will chime in who is familiar with spots that are closer to your location.

    1. J.L. May 6, 2010 11:25 PM

      Sushi on a Sunday in L.A. is ill-advised. Many places are closed, since the fish market is also closed (hint hint).

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      1. re: J.L.
        wilafur May 10, 2010 05:24 PM

        agreed

      2. PommeDeGuerre May 7, 2010 12:53 AM

        If you can hold until 3 PM, go to the happy hour opening at Kiwami on Ventura Blvd in Studio City. Chef Katsu is one of the best in town. Sunday may not be the optimal sushi day, but it is doable.

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        Kiwami
        11920 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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          mc michael May 7, 2010 07:03 AM

          If she'd settle for sushi-like, you could take her to Orris on Sunday night.

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            westsidegal May 7, 2010 08:13 AM

            be aware that orris often gets crowded, does not take reservations, and doesn't really have a good spot to wait.
            for that matter, you should also be aware that hide, a place that i recommended, also doesn't take reservations and because they are practically the only good sushi bar open on sunday for lunch, are normally crowded at that time.

            1. re: westsidegal
              trolley May 7, 2010 08:44 AM

              well, it has to be lunch b/c mom goes to bed early and she doesn't like to drive at night. we'll also have my 19 month old toddler and so night dining is really out. hence, needing to be close to pasadena/home. orris does sound nice and i appreciate the suggestion.

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                mc michael May 7, 2010 09:03 AM

                I don't believe Orris does Sunday lunch. You may be left with something like Sushi of Naples. Well, you could always have a bento box or teriyaki.

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                Sushi of Naples
                735 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

                1. re: mc michael
                  trolley May 7, 2010 09:19 AM

                  i was afraid of that mcmichael. oh, sushi of naples :(

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                    merovingian May 10, 2010 03:07 PM

                    Sushi of Naples is the best sushi in the area if you choose to order from the preimum sushi menu which is by the piece and at premium prices. I would put my recent experiance there well above the average experiances I've recently had at katsuya (meh, overpriced and not at all quality), sushi nozawa (it's never going to be like it was but I go every once in a great while to test it out) and Sushi Roku (which I think has solid non-sushi/sashimi food).

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                    Sushi Roku
                    33 Miller Alley at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91103

                    Sushi of Naples
                    735 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                      PommeDeGuerre May 11, 2010 01:38 AM

                      Unfortunately, I can't agree with this. All Katsu restaurants and Sushi Nozawa have had far better food than Sushi of Naples in my experience. Sushi Roku, however, is just tourist food.

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                      Sushi Nozawa
                      11288 Ventura Blvd Ste C, Studio City, CA 91604

                      Sushi Roku
                      33 Miller Alley at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91103

                      Sushi of Naples
                      735 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

          2. Servorg May 7, 2010 09:49 AM

            I believe that Toshi Sushi downtown (assuming that they are still there) was always open for Sunday (and Saturday) lunch. You might check to see if that is still the case or not.

            Toshi Sushi
            359 E 1st St
            Los Angeles, CA 90012
            (213) 680-4166

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