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Please help with a sushi place on 4th of july.!!

garz Jun 28, 2011 08:31 PM

hi folks, the wife and i will be on a stopover monday July 4 th on our way to hawaii, we will spend the night around LAX, we will have a car and would love to have sushi for dinner ( traditional sushi-sashimi), please help us with some recs around 60-70 pp, we are willing to drive, we know being monday and being 4 th of july is going to be a bit challenging, hope you could help us!! Thanks a lot!! garz.

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    cls RE: garz Jun 28, 2011 08:49 PM

    Maybe Sushi Roku in Santa Monica?
    Don't know if you can do better on a holiday Monday.

    Sushi Roku
    33 Miller Alley at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91103

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      westsidegal RE: cls Jun 29, 2011 12:59 AM

      i'd try K-Zo in culver city before going anywhere near Sushi Roku.

      9240 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      1. re: westsidegal
        Baron RE: westsidegal Jun 29, 2011 07:41 AM

        I agree with WG. K-ZO in Culver City is your best bet. About 15 minutes north of LAX. Ask for their private booth

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          cls RE: Baron Jun 29, 2011 05:04 PM

          If K-Zo is open on the 4th, I concur.

          9240 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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            NAspy RE: Baron Jun 29, 2011 06:47 PM

            Great idea, I think it will take closer to a half hour to get there, as going through Culver City always takes longer than usual. About 20 minutes up La Cienega and then about 10 to get into CC. Fun place.

            1. re: NAspy
              wienermobile RE: NAspy Jun 29, 2011 06:50 PM

              Do give yourself lots of extra time due to the Fireworks Show at Culver High School.

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                Servorg RE: wienermobile Jun 29, 2011 07:27 PM

                And which may be even more crowded than usual since no fireworks at the end of the Marina Del Rey channel this year...(this probably applies to the show at Pali High as well).

      2. J.L. RE: garz Jun 28, 2011 10:48 PM

        Even if you find a sushi joint open on July 4th, the fish market in L.A. will have been closed for over 36 hrs. by Monday night July 4th (hint, hint)...

        I know, I know, there is the miracle of modern refrigeration and all that, but can I perhaps interest you in trying something non-raw fish related?

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          maudies5 RE: J.L. Jun 30, 2011 09:30 PM

          Thumbs up! I totally agree with your assessment, J.L. No raw fish for me on a Monday, holiday weekend.

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            westsidegal RE: maudies5 Jul 2, 2011 04:33 PM

            i guess that would mean that if you wanted sushi on july 4th, you'd head to Shojin and get their inventive vegetarian take on sushi!

            333 S Alameda St Ste 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            1. re: westsidegal
              J.L. RE: westsidegal Jul 2, 2011 07:04 PM

              Live fish from the tanks at a Cantonese restaurant is still an option! Freshly steamed tilapia or rock cod, Cantonese style - Mmmm...

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                westsidegal RE: J.L. Jul 3, 2011 09:54 AM

                if we're going to change the request from "sushi" to "cooked fish other than sushi" i would then investigate whether or not Mariscos Chente on west imperial highway near LAX( in Inglewood) is open on 7/4.

                Mariscos Chente
                10020 Inglewood Ave, Lennox, CA 90304

        2. wienermobile RE: garz Jun 29, 2011 05:20 PM

          Close by LAX The IZAKA-YA by KATSU-YA in Manhattan Beach should be open because they are part of the Katsu-Ya chain. After dinner you can walk down 2 blocks to the beach and pier. There will be no fireworks in Manhattan Beach on the 4th. On normal night you might find better sushi elsewhere in LA but The Izaka-Ya might just be easier night for you.

          There is also a trolly bus that can take you from all the Century Blvd hotels to Manhattan Beach on the hour if you don't want to drive,

          1133 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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          1. re: wienermobile
            Servorg RE: wienermobile Jun 29, 2011 06:28 PM

            I was just looking at the menu for the branch over by the Beverly Center and it didn't look like they had much in the way of sushi (but do have a lot of great looking Izakaya type food).

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              wienermobile RE: Servorg Jun 29, 2011 06:33 PM

              They do have a sushi menu but it is not on on their web site. Many rolls and etc. To give you some idea of their sushi selections here is a link to their early bird menu that has some pretty good deals. I'm sure these deals will not be offered on July 4th.

              1. re: wienermobile
                garz RE: wienermobile Jun 30, 2011 07:54 AM

                Thanks a lot to eveyone for your posts, i was algo reading about Kiyokawa omakase, anyone been lately? their website says is open on mondays. Thanks!!

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                  garz RE: garz Jun 30, 2011 06:40 PM

                  i just called k-zo and kiyokawa and both going to be closed next monday, any other recs please? dont mind driving further iso a good sushi place, thanks again!!

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                    westsidegal RE: garz Jun 30, 2011 07:23 PM

                    caveat: i have not eaten there in a couple of years. when i ate there last, the sushi was fine, but not amazing.
                    they are located in a shopping center in marina del rey.. the inside of the restaurant is quite pretty.
                    they are open on 7/4
                    4371 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey 90292
                    (Btwn Mindanao Way & Maxella Ave)

                    Phone: (310) 822-3700

                    another caveat:be prepared for more traffic than usual because of the holiday.
                    even though i've heard that there will not be fireworks at the marina this year, i'll bet that many people will not know this and will be driving there expecting to see a fireworks show.

                    1. re: westsidegal
                      Servorg RE: westsidegal Jun 30, 2011 07:31 PM

                      I recently spoke to the Korean woman (and her tall and VERY attractive daughter who worked with her there) who had owned and run Irori for quite some time. She told me she recently sold it to someone else. Don't know if the sushi chefs are all the same, but probably not much turn over with those guys.

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                        garz RE: Servorg Jul 3, 2011 07:43 PM

                        thanks a lot for your posts, we are off to LA tomorrow morning, mariscos chente sounds very good but we get a lot of that good stuff from were we are, we think we will have to wait till next time to have good sushi in LA and we will see what we can do in Hawaii in terms of raw fish, in the meantime and thats for tomorrow we will decide at the moment, wheter its a good fathers office burguer, maybe take a shot w/o reservation at pizzeria mozza, and why not JItlada?? for a good thai and a shinga!! cheers and thanks again for you kind responses!! garz

                        1. re: garz
                          happybaker RE: garz Jul 3, 2011 08:54 PM

                          Safe travels to you!

                          And don't forget, at Mozza you can get seats at the bar far easier than a table - but still get the same great food.

                          Good luck and good eating!

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