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ISO Romantic Sushi Place in LA

maggiedacat Sep 11, 2011 11:46 AM

Hi there!

Anybody have recommendations for a good sushi restaurant that has a more romantic atmosphere for quiet, intimate conversation in LA?

My search for "romantic" "sushi" was fruitless.

Any help will be much appreciated!

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  1. ipsedixit RE: maggiedacat Sep 11, 2011 12:21 PM


    1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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      J.L. RE: ipsedixit Sep 11, 2011 01:38 PM


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        foodiemahoodie RE: J.L. Sep 11, 2011 02:04 PM

        Yamashiro, in terms of setting is an excellent choice. There are walkways outside in the front that are perfect for a little pre or post meal smooch. With a magnificent view. Inside there's that courtyard - which is a perfect and pretty setting for intimate conversation (if only you could meld the the two).

        No. it ain't great sushi. That said, I've had sushi there at least 50 times (don't ask) and have never gotten sick. And to be honest, I've only had a few things - I've never put them to the real test for sushi (why bother?)

        1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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      gordo26 RE: maggiedacat Sep 11, 2011 01:57 PM

      Bar Hayama on Sawtelle. It has a great outdoor seating area with a nice large fire pit. Make sure you sit outside though as inside is super noisy.

      Bar Hayama
      11300 Nebraska Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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        Clyde RE: gordo26 Sep 11, 2011 09:11 PM

        yes, i was going to suggest bar hayama. i need to return.

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        maggiedacat RE: maggiedacat Sep 11, 2011 08:19 PM

        Yamashiro seems like the best choice for what I'm looking for.

        I guess the best sushi is eaten from a bar seat with the chef watching.... not very intimate, unless he's your date! ;-)

        Thanks for the suggestions and insights!

        1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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          Tripeler RE: maggiedacat Sep 11, 2011 08:36 PM

          If the chef was your date, would you want him working while you were on a date?

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          mc michael RE: maggiedacat Sep 12, 2011 09:30 AM

          Though the quality may have declined somewhat, I think R23 is pretty romantic.

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

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            BSW6490 RE: maggiedacat Sep 12, 2011 12:23 PM

            Katsuya in Brentwood has a chic/romantic setting and the food is far better than Yamoshiro. Also has a full bar, which is a plus.

            1. Servorg RE: maggiedacat Sep 12, 2011 04:59 PM

              Koi on La Cienega may be what you are looking for (although to get a "quiet" evening there you will have to go early).

              Koi Restaurant
              730 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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