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  • JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 04:19 PM
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Could anyone please reccomend me a sushi restaurant in / around LA for about $50pp pretip (no alcohol). Am currently in the San Gabriel area.

Thank You!

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  1. sushi gen dinner special (do not sit at the bar)

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    1. re: ns1

      Thank You

      I couldn't seem to find a menu on the site, is it just a set of X pieces of sushi? How would it compare to Komasa and do either accept reservations (would. all now but are both closed ATM)

      Lastly, I may bring a vegetarian (no fish) any thoughts on something that would suit her as well.
      Thanks!

      1. re: JBG89

        1. Yes it's a dinner set, sushi or sashimi. Has been a ridiculous value everytime I've been there (~30. If you double up and get 1 per person it's an OUTRAGEOUS amount of sushi). I've never had a set that did not come with some toro.

        2. No idea, cold tofu agedashi? lol vegetarian definitely not their forte

        1. re: ns1

          I second the Sushi Gen recommendation. They do take reservations, but I believe only for large parties. If it's the two of you and you really do not want to wait, I would recommend arriving 15 minutes before they open (is it at 5 or 5:30??) to avoid having to wait an hour +.

          In addition to the dinners mentioned above (which, I agree, are a screaming deal given the quality of the fish) you can order a la carte, which is where you will find the veggie/tofu options for your friend. Veggie tempura is also a possibility. However, ns1 is correct as vegetarian is DEFINITELY not their forte.

          Hope you enjoy!

          1. re: ArmyWifeFoodie

            yeah I mean I guess you could come to some sort of veggie meal - agedashi tofu (need to see if they serve this with bonito flakes), veggie tempura, maybe a couple of veggie rolls (tamago would work too if your friend can eat eggs)

    2. Closest would be Ichi Sushi in S. Pas. You can dictate your omakase pricing to him, he will oblige.

      The other would be Little Tokyo's Toshi's sushi, currently running $35 omakase "sets". (call in to confirm price, it was accurate as of last month)

      1. Kiyokawa in West LA has a sushi omakase for $48 pre-tip. It's one of my favorite meals! I can't remember the exact number of pieces of fish, but it was something like: miso soup, 12 pieces of nigiri, a small fried fish and a handroll. The presentation was gorgeous, too.

         
        1. As you are going to travel, your best bet is going to be the Nozowa at SugarFish

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          1. re: BSW6490

            Is that different than Nozowa?

            Looking to eat in.

            1. re: BSW6490

              what does sugarfish serve for the vegetarian?

              1. re: westsidegal

                Endamame.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Does "endamame" mean it is the last course?

                  1. re: Tripeler

                    LOL

                    1. re: Tripeler

                      Holding head in shame. No wonder I never made it past the first cut in my preschool Spelling Bee challenge.

                2. re: BSW6490

                  Not a fan of SugarFish at all unless you want your meal and then be out the door in under 30 minutes at this assembly line of a restaurant.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    ditto what wienermobile said but it was all that came to mind under $50. if Kiyokawa has a dinner set under $50 like stated above, do it. we did the $70 one and it was incredible! so much fun. though with all the organic sake we had, it was not a cheap dinner.

                    1. re: wienermobile

                      i, too, am not a fan of sugarfish at all.