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Dec 21, 2010 04:58 AM

Sushi in East SGV?

The sushi bar I have been going to has been slipping. I don't need anything ultra fancy just good fresh fish!

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  1. Your best bets are Anjo Japanese, Shizu Sushi House, or Yashima all which are around Covina. Anjo is the cheapest and offers some excellent combo deals. But Yashima and Shizu probably have better quality fish and rolls. Hope this helps!

    Yashima Restaurant
    236 E Rowland St, Covina, CA 91723

    Anjo Japanese Restaurant
    1905 W Badillo St, West Covina, CA 91790

    1. Does Diamond Bar count as East SGV? Or is that West San Bernardino County?

      If the former, try Sushi Koyo, dude's like the inland empire version of Sasabune, for better or worse.

      Sushi Koyo
      868 N Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Looks like I'll have to try Koyo, too.

        For what it's worth, Diamond Bar is in LA County, though not sure if it's technically in the SGV or not ... I usually consider the SGV to be everything between the San Gabriel mountains, the 57, the 60, and the (imaginary) 710, based on a cursory glance at Google's terrain map.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I tried Sushi Koyo once and wasn't impressed. The fresh wasn't that fresh and service was slow.

          Sushi Koyo
          868 N Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

        2. There's a new sushi bar in old town Glendora named "Sushi N I" which my dad assures me is excellent despite the painfully lame name. Hope to try it this week and find out for myself...

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          1. re: Bradbury

            Finally tried it tonight. It's a Korean-run place with an emphasis on rolls, but fortunately a cut or two above your garden-variety roll factory. Very good fish quality and presentation, decent portions sizes for the money, friendly and efficient service. Sushi rice was a little bit on the bland side (perhaps could use more mirin/seasoning in the rice cooker?) but everything else clicked.

            I didn't feel up to going the whole omakase route tonight (this is where the roll factories usually can't hack it) but might try it next time to see what they can come up with. Meanwhile, I'd consider Sushi N I a solid B+ ... not the most incandescent sushi experience you'll have in your life, but worth a try if you're in the area.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Perhaps you mean the 605 instead of the 60?