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Good Sushi with oceanview?? HELP

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silkthong Aug 13, 2010 04:12 PM

Recently moved to Venice but haven't been able to find a good sushi place with an ocean view. Are there any?? Doesn't have to be IN Venice - Malibu? Santa Monica? Marina del Rey? Redondo?

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    AAQjr Aug 14, 2010 07:19 AM

    Can't think of any place in L.A. with a real ocean view. There's always Tomiko in S.D. You could always go to Mori, then drive down to the beach.

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      Servorg Aug 14, 2010 07:55 AM

      I wonder how the ocean view is from the casual Sarku http://www.sarkujapan.com/ in the new Santa Monica Place food court?

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        Obessed Aug 14, 2010 08:03 AM

        There is also Zenga in Santa Monica Place Court. It is definitely not a sushi place by any means, but they do have some rolls on the menu. We had a salmon roll that was amazing.

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          New Trial Aug 14, 2010 01:21 PM

          There is the outside dining terrace, which offers a great view, so one could grab and go. The website for Santa Monica place also lists a place in the food court called Sushi Itto. The much more upscale Ozumo, on the same level, also offers sushi but I am not sure if it provides a to-go option and, unlike most of the other restaurants, does not seem to offer any exterior views at all...except as you are walking out the door.

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        yogachik Aug 14, 2010 08:06 AM

        Catch at Casa del Mar.

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          mc michael Aug 14, 2010 08:13 AM

          you can get good seafood and a view of the Marina at Cafe del Rey.

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            westsidegal Aug 14, 2010 02:25 PM

            i LOVE cafe del rey, but it is not a sushi bar.

          2. Porthos Aug 14, 2010 03:53 PM

            Depends what you call good sushi but Sushi Roku in Santa Monica is right by the water.

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              westsidegal Aug 14, 2010 04:33 PM

              irrc,
              it is 'right by' the water, but does not have an ocean view, nor, in my opinion, does it serve good sushi.

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                hrhboo Aug 14, 2010 04:37 PM

                There are seats at Sushi Roku that have an ocean view.

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                  Porthos Aug 14, 2010 04:58 PM

                  Just trying to be helpful and not start sushi war MMMCXVII. :-)

                  None of the sushi places I go to are even close to the ocean so that wasn't going to help OP any.

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                    hrhboo Aug 14, 2010 05:05 PM

                    To be fair, the sushi at Roku isn't bad at all. I ate there recently and it's actually quite good, though not at all in the same league as Mori or Zo. It's trendy a la Katana and the like, which doesn't mean it's bad - it's just not for purists. Depending on what Silkthong's idea of good sushi is, it certainly fits the search criteria.

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                silkthong Aug 16, 2010 11:08 AM

                Thanks for your responses. FYI, I have been to Roku several tiimes. My husband only eats yellowtail and it's ok there...usually. Myself, I would rather have really good sushi and no view but he wants by the ocean....

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                  yogachik Aug 16, 2010 04:05 PM

                  I'm telling you, go to Catch at Casa del Mar. It's fantastic and the view can't be beat.

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