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R23 Sushi-Downtown L.A.?

Hypnotic23 Nov 5, 2011 08:30 AM

I'll be dining at R23 Sushi for the first time tonight, are there any must try dishes anybody can suggest ordering? Love all cuts of sushi fish.

Thank you,


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

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    dreamcast18 RE: Hypnotic23 Nov 7, 2011 10:45 AM

    sorry - overrated. was very mediocre; i believe due to change of ownership.

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      Clyde RE: dreamcast18 Nov 7, 2011 10:55 AM

      when did the change of ownership happen? i haven't been there in years and only went twice.

    2. ipsedixit RE: Hypnotic23 Nov 7, 2011 07:37 PM

      Gone downhill in recent years. Just about before the expansion, things went south.

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        susiequeue RE: Hypnotic23 Nov 7, 2011 08:18 PM

        How sad! I used to love tnat place. I loved how difficult it was to find the place. I loved tne Gehry chairs. And the food was very good then -- and presented so beautifully. Is it really lousy now? I always wanted to take my son there... Guess i blew it.... :(

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          mc michael RE: susiequeue Nov 7, 2011 10:18 PM

          No, it is not lousy. But I agree that something is missing. The food however is good. They still do the seared salmon sushi and a good crab salad. Just for sushi, it's better at Sushi Gen and at Mako.

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            ipsedixit RE: mc michael Nov 8, 2011 07:41 PM

            Sushi Gen, maybe (but not on a cost-to-quality ratio).

            But certainly not better than Mako.

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