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Sushi question - with a few stipulations.

Will be visiting the LA area for my yearly pilgrimage from 12/21-12/24, traveling with family this time around and planning on plenty of great eats (Melisse, BistroLQ, Drago Centro, Pizzeria Mozza, Bouchon.)

For lunch one day my sister and I would like to enjoy some great sushi - the sort you can't get in Ohio. Unfortunately my mother/aunt are completely opposed to raw fish and would need alternative options (cooked fishes, tempura, chicken, shrimp, etc.) Clearly this eliminates Zo which would have been high on my list, and likely Mori as well. Was thinking about Matsuhisa but clearly reviews here are mixed.

Location does not really matter provided it is somewhere between Santa Monica and downtown, just want fresh top quality fish for two of us and something else for the others to enjoy.

Thanks, as always.

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Matsuhisa
129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Drago Centro
525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Pizzeria Mozza
641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. My first choice would be Matsuhisa. Another option would be R23.

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    Matsuhisa
    129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    R23
    923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    1. These days there are so many Japanese hybrids, where you can get good sushi and good cooked dishes.
      Here are some of my favorites:
      K-Zo, Culver City
      Yabu, on La Cienega in West Hollywood
      Asenebo, San Fernando Valley
      Kiriko, Sawtelle
      Sushi Wa Bistro, WeHo

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

      Yabu Restaurant
      521 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

      Sushi Wa
      9319 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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

      1. Jinpachi is also a great choice, on Santa Monica in WeHo.
        As is Bar Hiyama on Sawtelle.

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        Jinpachi
        8711 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

        1. i think K-zo or Kiriko are great ideas. Also, not sure of everyone's opinion on Katsu-ya, the studio city location - but i've been there twice years ago and remember they had some really good non-sushi items. R23 is also a nice choice as well. Honda Ya for something a bit different- they have TONS of non-sushi items on the menu and you can also get sushi- so that's something to consider as well. Or, you separate and have them go to Honda Ya and you can go to Sushi Go 55, right next door. You probably don't want to do that, but it's an idea.

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

          R23
          923 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

          Sushi Go 55
          333 S Alameda St Ste 317, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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          1. re: Clyde

            Sushi Go 55 is outstanding and they have a few cooked dishes like spider roll and fried oysters
            while not in the same league I like Noshi Sushi on Beverly and they have Tempura and the prices
            are very reasonable. The rolls are huge its like a family style sushi place that has been there
            foreever ,warning cash only. Regarding Mori this place is in my opinion overpriced with attitude.
            It really has snob appeal although I must say the fish quality is good but the portions so small you
            can hardly see them. My Japanese friend an expert says Sushi in LA is in serious decline with
            only 4 or 5 being worthwhile. He says the orginal owner of Katsu is one of the people to follow.

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            Sushi Go 55
            333 S Alameda St Ste 317, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Noshi Sushi
            4430 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

            Katsu
            306 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

          2. I say Kiriko. My seafood-averse friends from the Midwest (what is it with fish aversion and living in the Midwest?!) even liked it.

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