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It's been a few months since I've had sushi, so what's your favorite joint for high-end sushi (by high end I mean up to about teh Mori price range)

Thanks.

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  1. i still am in the camp of Sushi-Zo as #1 choice.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        along those same lines... if you can get a reservation at n/naka, i think that experience is something else.

        neither are pure sushi meals.

        1. re: andytseng

          Have you been to n/naka? Any thoughts?

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Went last Thursday and had a great time. Same staff as from Inaka, so the service is still on point. I don't think we've really seen the full breadth of what Chef NIki can do in her new kitchen, but it's still a great meal.

            Same crab & egg dish (delicious, as always), and the same wagyu beef dish from Inaka. Other prepared dishes seem a bit more refined for an experience more fitting the space.

            Sushi-wise, All the fish is fresh and delicious. Particularly the Kumamoto oyster I had.

            1. re: andytseng

              Thanks. I still lament her departure from Arcadia.

      2. While I haven't been it seems like it might be an ideal time to try the new Shunji's on Melrose.

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        Shunji's
        7015 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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        1. re: Servorg

          I too keep thinking I need to try Shunji's and I love going to Asanebo his brother's place!

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          Asanebo
          11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          Shunji's
          7015 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

            I would love to get there too. Just gotta save up my nickels and dimes for a while as those great Japanese places then to add up fast (although my wife and I did go to Santouka in Mar Vista last night for a great - and reasonably inexpensive - bowl of ramen).

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            Santouka
            3760 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

            1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

              Word. Asanebo.

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              Asanebo
              11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          2. Was recently at Sasabune and really very impressed by the omakase. Dining companions ordered off the sushi menu and were also really happy. I know there are complaints about the pre-sliced nature of the offerings, but is that true at dinner? We were at a table and everything was fresh and incredibly good, the pieces were *much* bigger than at Sushi Zo (my go-to place). Only downside -- rice fell apart on a couple of the nigiri. I paid $65 for the omakase -- it included albacore, oyster, baked mussel, tuna, yellowtail, halibut, scallop, a couple different mackerals, golden eye snapper, wonderful crab roll and a few other things I can't remember.

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            Sushi Zo
            9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

            Sasabune
            12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste 150, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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            1. re: NAspy

              supposedly the "american" omakase at sasabune starts at 65 bucks,.a nd the "japanse" omakase which i take it includes abalone sashimi to up the price starts at 95 bucks. it's been a while since i have had omakase there.

              but i did try the 18 dollar lunch special with is either a tuna bowl or albacore bowl, and three pieces of sushi, a green salad w ponzu dressing, and miso soup, and either a tuna handroll or blue crab handrooll, and you know what it ain't half bad... yeah, it can't compete with the omakase at bar, but at that price point what can???

              1. re: kevin

                That lunch sounds like a great deal.

                1. re: kevin

                  to kevin:
                  don't mean to hijack the thread, but if we're talking lunch specials, just a couple of dollars more expensive than the sasabune special, the weekday lunch specials at mori are worthy of mention.
                  as with sasabune, these don't begin to compare with a dinner omakase in quality, but the price/quality/quantity ratios on the lunch specials are darn good!

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    Have you been to Mori since the change in ownership?

                    Heard nothing but positives about Maru-san thus far.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      So it's officially changed ownership? Morisan is in longer there? Or is he still the chef and he just sold his ownership stake in the joint?

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        truthfully, i've not gone since the change.