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Sushi help

xoxohh Jan 4, 2012 07:16 PM

We've been to so many sushi bars and would love to know your favorites. We don't mind traveling, just want something great. Any suggestions?

  1. ipsedixit Jan 4, 2012 08:05 PM

    Sushi Ichi
    Sushi Kimagure Ike

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      mc michael Jan 4, 2012 08:28 PM

      Second Ike.

    2. westsidegal Jan 4, 2012 08:43 PM

      for omakase, i still like sushi zo best, but mine is a controversial position.
      if ambiance means absolutely NOTHING to you, go to echigo in west LA and be sure to order their monkfish liver.

      others on this board are very enamoured of mori sushi and kiriko.

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        mc michael Jan 4, 2012 09:28 PM

        Hide on Sawtelle is a no ambience, good value for large pieces place (NB: cash only).

        On the other extreme, Asanebo in the Valley has smaller more exotic pieces at high prices.

        11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

        Hide Sushi Japanese Restaurant
        2040 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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        1. re: mc michael
          xoxohh Jan 4, 2012 10:31 PM

          Forgot about Asanebo. Good idea!

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          AAQjr Jan 5, 2012 03:12 PM

          Kanpai in Westchester is a pretty good neighborhood place. They have a wide selection of fish available for nigiri in the style with different sauces. They have a wide variety of cooked food and American style rolls as well if that's your thing.

          1. carln Jan 5, 2012 04:05 PM

            I am a big fan of Sushi Zo. A BIG fan.

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              Clyde Jan 5, 2012 05:08 PM

              Kiyokawa, Sushi Zo, K-Zo, Kiriko, Mori, Nishi-Ya. There are others I still need to try that are favorites on the board... but these are pretty awesome!

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              1. re: Clyde
                xoxohh Jan 5, 2012 05:16 PM

                Thanks Clyde. Some good ideas here. I've been to Zo, Kiriko and Kiyokawa. Not the others, though.

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                wakko11 Jan 5, 2012 10:08 PM

                Sushi Iki in Tarzana is my favorite. Excellent cuts of fish, with some exotic types and lots of live shellfish.

                Sushi Iki
                18663 Ventura Blvd Ste 106, Tarzana, CA 91356

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                  BSW6490 Jan 7, 2012 03:50 PM

                  Sushi Sushi on Beverly Drive just north of Olympic is outstanding.

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                    NAspy Jan 8, 2012 01:34 PM

                    Zo is great, but pricey and the chef can be rude. I have come to prefer Kiriko, because of ambience, food selection and quality.

                    I also like Sasabune, which many decry.

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                    1. re: NAspy
                      kevin Jan 8, 2012 06:08 PM

                      i re3ally liked Zo, but no more for me too.

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