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Curious which is better from those who have been: Nishi-Ya or Go's Mart?

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I love Nishi-Ya and it's our go to place for wonderful Omakase. I have been curious about Go's Mart though and wondering if it's worth the trek to Canoga Park to try it? If you've been to both, should I just stick to Nishi-Ya? It's convenient and we love it.

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  1. I love Nishi-Ya, one of my favorites. Go's Mart is great too, more varied. If you're really a fan of minimalist, purist sushi, Nishi-Ya is up there. If you want some interesting, unexpected stuff, Go's Mart will do it. Worth the drive, good to try. I'm further east than you and liked going for the experience. But Nishi-Ya I go back to because I like the purest stuff and it's much closer.

    If you haven't already seen it, good review of Go's Mart with good pictures at kevinEats:
    http://www.kevineats.com/2007/05/gos-...

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    1. re: Robert Thornton

      wow, that makes a difference... i am still looking but they got me at uni sandwich. thanks! i'll make it there eventually! is the price similar to nishi-ya or a lot more $$$?

      1. re: Clyde

        I’m prob the anomaly in saying this but I don’t really care for nishi-ya. Not that it's bad but I don't think their quality/taste warrants the price. Between the 2, I’d def go for go’s, however the thing with go’s is while it’s really excellent, truffle oils, gold flakes, and the like are used excessively (IMHO). IIRC go's is more $$.

        1. re: namstermonster

          The thing with Nishi-ya is that you always know what to expect. Sometimes that's exactly what you want in a sushi dinner and other times, you want some excitement and variety. I definitely will give Go's Mart's a try soon. I just tried Mori for the first time- how does Go's Mart compare? Just curious if we'll like it as much? Trying to figure out my expectations of the place going into it.

          1. re: Clyde

            mori is one of my fave sooshi spots. i pref mori over go's because his rice is bar none the best (not sure if this has changed @all after he sold the place to maru-san), and cuz his style is more purist than go's. go's quality is excellent as well but it's just in a diff vein.

            1. re: namstermonster

              well, it doesn't look like we'll be going to go's mart anytime soon... the S.O. refuses to eat anything with gold flakes. oh well! any place i'm missing that is excellent that doesn't have gold flakes? loved kiriko, mori, zo, k-zo... have not been to sasabune yet. sushi gen just feels like a machine, so i have to be in a certain mood for it. has anyone done the omakase at K-zo? i usually order off the menu but wondering how it would be there.

            2. re: Clyde

              Mori and Go's Mart are night and day--polar opposites of sushi. Mori is quite traditional; Go's Mart quite untraditional. The quality at Mori is much better IMO, but Go's Mart can be more fun.

      2. Haven't been to Nishi-Ya but we went to Go's a while back and loved it. It's pricy, but the quality is excellent, and we tried all sorts of new and unusual items (both item wise and presentation wise). In fact, we're hoping to go back again in a couple weeks.

        1. You might give Asanebo a try. Expensive but very good.

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          Asanebo
          11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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          1. re: mc michael

            been wanting to cross asanebo off my list... it's so hard to try new spots sometimes when you already are in love with so many others.