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Best sushi in Pasadena/Glendale area?

Ed Apr 15, 2006 05:09 PM

Where is the best sushi in the Pasadena/Glendale area?

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    cobalt RE: Ed Apr 15, 2006 05:45 PM

    Limited to Glendale/Pasadena only,,, One vote for Tokyo Wako in the Paseo Colorado.

    Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.

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    1. re: cobalt
      barry RE: cobalt May 8, 2006 02:15 PM

      yeah. like comparing panda express to some place like empress pavilion.

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      chica RE: Ed Apr 15, 2006 08:17 PM

      Z Sushi
      1132 N Garfield Ave
      Alhambra CA

      2026 Huntington Dr
      San Marino CA

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        tsb RE: chica May 8, 2006 02:23 PM

        i second the rec for Z sushi; it's maybe an extra 8 minute drive is you take fair oaks down to huntington ^ worth the extra gas. i wouldn't recommend anything in pasadena at present. there used to be a decent chef at zono (in pasadena) who was from osaka and made authentic battera but he's been gone for over 5 years. it's been a number of years but the zono in glendale had some decent chefs as well who could accomodate a request for mountain yam or something with yuzogosho.

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          Lostboy RE: chica Mar 29, 2007 06:03 PM

          I've been here two times lately and have not been disappointed. Best place i've been so far, i think. The fish is fresh and the chef's are nice. They have plenty of tables, but it gets crowded. Good amount of fish on their sushi. They have live uni and toro also (usually blue fin toro is what i get ... priced daily) and giant clam.

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          Michelle RE: Ed Apr 16, 2006 01:16 AM

          Actually, in Monrovia. Our favorite place is Futami, in the Pavilions shopping center on the corner of Foothill and Myrtle.

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            crystaw RE: Michelle Mar 29, 2007 08:22 PM

            I believe Futami has been replaced with Hon Sushi. I went to the latter and wasn't very impressed. I heard Futami was good though so I'm disappointed I didn't get a chance to try it

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            Das Ubergeek RE: Ed Apr 16, 2006 01:33 PM

            I'm almost ashamed to write this, but Ichiban in Glendale has cheap, tasty sushi, especially the yellowtail, the halibut and the mackerel. It's no Nozawa, but it's a frequent destination for us.

            It's in the Glendale Marketplace, that God-awful plaza of chain restaurants (Panda Express, Baja Fresh, Great Steak & Potato, etc.) between Brand and Maryland near Broadway.

            Ichiban and Seoul Grindz are the saving graces of that little area.

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              rantsnravesnreviews RE: Das Ubergeek Mar 29, 2007 07:58 PM

              MAKO in Arcadia. On Live Oak.

            2. ipsedixit RE: Ed Mar 29, 2007 08:24 PM

              The Sushi in Temple City

              Yoshida in San Marino

              Mako in Arcadia

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                jkao1817 RE: ipsedixit Mar 30, 2007 10:38 AM

                of the three which one would you go to forthe best overall stuff (cooked and raw)?

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                  ipsedixit RE: jkao1817 Mar 30, 2007 10:39 AM

                  Probably Yoshida.

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                kevin RE: Ed Mar 30, 2007 10:27 AM

                someone also posted recently about a nozawa type joint in glendale. forgot the name though.

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                  L.A.Hound RE: kevin Mar 30, 2007 10:38 AM

                  I think you may be referring to this place:
                  Sushi Nishi-ya
                  1712 Victory Blvd
                  Glendale 91201

                  It's omakase only. I haven't been there yet, but its gotten great reviews on this board.

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                    L.A.Hound RE: L.A.Hound Mar 30, 2007 10:43 AM

                    Also, I had a really nice meal recently at Blue Fish in Montrose. Very generous cuts of fish for the price.

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                      kevin RE: L.A.Hound Mar 30, 2007 11:44 AM

                      yep, la hound that's the one, i haven't been either yet.

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