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angyl Oct 26, 2010 02:04 PM

It's my friends birthday in a couple of weeks and she had a request: The best sashimi possible.

I'd normally take someone to KZO or wherever for an event, but sashimi and sashimi only is what the birthday girl is requesting...

Any recs that are not Ursawa and preferably on the west side?

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    JudiAU Oct 26, 2010 09:45 PM

    Kiriko would be a good choice. Sashimi specialist.

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    Kiriko
    11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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      jdwdeville Oct 27, 2010 08:40 AM

      +1 for Kiriko- fish quality is absolutely awesome, and the default preparation is sashimi. There is a daily selection of the kind of hard to find Japanese fish that I love- Kinmedai, Kamasu, etc. Great place, though not cheap by any means- counting $55 for a bottle of Junmai Daiginjo sake and tip, we usually end up paying about $300 for two (but that's for a "blow-out", try every fish on the menu meal)

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      Kiriko
      11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      1. re: jdwdeville
        Porthos Oct 27, 2010 10:32 AM

        Kiriko is the best rec for this request.

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        Kiriko
        11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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        vinosnob Oct 27, 2010 10:37 AM

        Regarding Kiriko, the food is delicious, but beware of slow, indifferent service if you sit at a table. Sitting at the counter is preferred.

        Sushi Zo would be my first choice.

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        Sushi Zo
        9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        Kiriko
        11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        1. re: vinosnob
          J.L. Oct 27, 2010 11:57 AM

          Beware of indifferent service if you sit at the counter at Zo.

          +1 for Kiriko.

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          Kiriko
          11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      3. Servorg Oct 26, 2010 05:01 PM

        Don't know your budget, but if you have never been to Sushi Zo (different place from K-Zo) then it might be time to give it a test drive. You must put yourself in the hands of the chef, it's only "omakase" but it's a wonderful place for the purist. Take a look at the photos of this blogger's visit to Zo and see what you think: http://darindines.com/2010/09/10/sush...

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        Sushi Zo
        9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        K-Zo
        9240 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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        1. re: Servorg
          westsidegal Oct 26, 2010 09:21 PM

          the omakase at sushi zo is not composed solely of sashimi.
          it is not even mostly sashimi.
          the birthday girl's request was for sashimi ONLY.

          1. re: westsidegal
            Servorg Oct 27, 2010 04:34 AM

            I may be wrong but I think he is willing to do sashimi only if you inquire about that as an approach and then let him figure out what types of sashimi he thinks is best that night...

            1. re: westsidegal
              carln Oct 27, 2010 09:27 AM

              I am a regular at Sushi Zo and my mother is allergic to rice. Every time we visit, Chef remembers her allergy and has no issue in making her omakase meal sashimi only.

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              Sushi Zo
              9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

              1. re: carln
                westsidegal Oct 28, 2010 10:17 PM

                fantastic to know! thank you!

          2. westsidegal Oct 26, 2010 02:06 PM

            k-zo makes sashimi.
            if you like k-zo, i'd stick with a winner and have your friend order their sashimi.

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