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Apr 15, 2006 05:09 PM

Best sushi in Pasadena/Glendale area?

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

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  1. 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

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

    2. Z Sushi
      1132 N Garfield Ave
      Alhambra CA

      2026 Huntington Dr
      San Marino CA

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      1. re: chica

        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.

        1. re: chica

          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.

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

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          1. re: Michelle

            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

          2. 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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            1. The Sushi in Temple City

              Yoshida in San Marino

              Mako in Arcadia

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              1. re: ipsedixit

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