Inventative Sushi Rolls?
I should start out by saying I am not an expert on Sushi by any means. I enjoy the "American" versions of sushi with rolls rather then the traditional sashimi. In saying that, my favorite places for this kind of sushi are both in Las Vegas....Sushi Fever and Ka Japanese Bistro and Grill. And the prices for both are pretty decent too. I haven't been able to find a place like this in Los Angeles. I have tried California Roll Factory, and wasn't impressed. Does anyone have any suggestions? Anyplace in Los Angeles or the San Gabriel Valley.
California Roll Factory
11629 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
A couple of SFV options:
Sushi Ichiban Kan in Woodland Hills. The owner created the BSC (baked scallop over California roll) and they have a lot of inventive rolls. The quality of the fish also is very good, so you do not sacrifice quality for inventiveness.
Hirosuke in Encino. This was once owned by current owner of Ichiban Kan, and the quality is no longer as good as it was. However, they have a lot of different rolls and the price is good. From 5:30 to 6:30, they have a happy hour with discounts on a lot of different items.
ChoChoSan in Tarzana. Also known as revolving sushi, because it has a conveyor belt around the sushi bar. They have a wide selection of rolls, including a number of very good ones for $5 or under. Their Rock in Roll -- baked scallop, sweet mayo, smelt egg and baked avocado wrapped in a hand roll -- is fantastic and decadent. They also do a great spicy tuna. In addition, they have a lot of options in the $9-$12 range.
17237 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Sushi Ichiban Kan
19723 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA
Revolving Sushi Chochosan
19010 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
Some of the more clever and tasty rolls around. They have one call Forestfire which is an incredible spicy roll with the Forestfire on the top of the roll. It's my daughters absolutely favorite place and she costs her Dad a fortune (she's worth it). She also loves the eel handroll (dessert) with fresh radish sprouts. Worth the trip to the valley.
Iroha Sushi of Tokyo
12953 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604