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Americanized Sushi?

ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 07:33 AM

Where is a good place to go for Americanized Sushi?

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    WhiteandBlackSwan RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 08:38 AM

    Ichima
    325 N Rosemead Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Fresh sushi, and the menu includes lots of rolls and interesting options.

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      mc michael RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 09:49 AM

      Sushi of Naples (in Pasadena) has some elaborate rolls.

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      Sushi of Naples
      735 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

      1. Servorg RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 10:14 AM

        One place immediately came to mind when I read your request, the California Roll Factory on Santa Monica Blvd. in WLA (next door to Cafe 50's - just in case you want to continue the theme of eating bad American food... ;-D>)

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        California Roll Factory
        11629 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

        Cafe 50's
        11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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          Servorg RE: Servorg Apr 5, 2011 10:18 AM

          Hey, Ipse - here is a prior thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734261 that I found in which you have a suggestion (among others) for this very subject. Maybe you should follow your own advice? ;-D>

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            ipsedixit RE: Servorg Apr 5, 2011 12:58 PM

            I'm not just looking for rolls, but other things as well, e.g. fusion types of sashimi with sauces and whatnot, etc.

            (By the way, I don't really consider Toro to be Americanized ... ha!)

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              Servorg RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 03:08 PM

              Ah so desu ka! In that case I would head right over to Asanebo in Studio City without delay...

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              Asanebo
              11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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                tissue RE: ipsedixit Apr 6, 2011 11:06 AM

                Boss Sushi on La Cienega

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                Boss Sushi
                268 S La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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            Clinton RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 10:55 AM

            My wife just brought home some leftover sushi from Roy's. Now that is what I call Americanized! It had a hint of basil and other herbs plus traditional Japanese takuan in it. It wasn't what I expected but I would say not too shabby. I've always shied away from non-traditional Asian cuisine but I would give Roy's dishes a thumbs up. BTW, the teriyaki flank steak (or maybe filet mignon?) leftovers was the most delectable and best piece of meat I've ever had. I would just imagine what it would look and taste like at his restaurant?

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              chezwhitey RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 10:58 AM

              For rolls, yoshida in san marino is my favorite. Their "japanese" sushi is also very good.

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                Clinton RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 11:00 AM

                I'm assuming you meant sit down dining sushi rather than take out? For take out, Sakae in Gardena across the Pacific Square is probably the local favorite. Ask anyone here in the south bay. For sit down, there are several fusion places which escapes my memory at the moment. Oh, I got one...Miyoda in Redondo Beach. I believe it was called Ichiriki at one time? It's on Beryl Ave next to Vons.

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                  Chandavkl RE: Clinton Apr 5, 2011 12:46 PM

                  Sakae Sushi is too good to be considered Americanized.

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                  Sakae Sushi
                  1601 W Redondo Beach Blvd Ste 112, Gardena, CA 90247

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                    Clinton RE: Chandavkl Apr 5, 2011 01:56 PM

                    I consider Sakae to be an American institution since they've been there as long as I can remember. My kids went to school with their kids so I automatically classify them to be "Americanized" just like the now closed Tin Sing Restaurant next door. Their style of sushi is "old school American Nisei " Japanese.

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                  AAQjr RE: ipsedixit Apr 5, 2011 09:36 PM

                  Isn't this the kind of thing you go to Nobu for?

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                  Nobu
                  11357 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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