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LA Sushi Rec <$50pp

JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 04:19 PM

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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    ns1 RE: JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 04:22 PM

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

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      JBG89 RE: ns1 Feb 15, 2012 04:35 PM

      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.

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        ns1 RE: JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 04:44 PM

        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

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          ArmyWifeFoodie RE: ns1 Feb 16, 2012 12:03 PM

          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!

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            ns1 RE: ArmyWifeFoodie Feb 16, 2012 12:06 PM

            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. TonyC RE: JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 04:38 PM

      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)

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        madcao RE: JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 07:23 PM

        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.

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          BSW6490 RE: JBG89 Feb 15, 2012 07:29 PM

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

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            JBG89 RE: BSW6490 Feb 15, 2012 07:58 PM

            Is that different than Nozowa?

            Looking to eat in.

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              westsidegal RE: BSW6490 Feb 15, 2012 08:09 PM

              what does sugarfish serve for the vegetarian?

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                ipsedixit RE: westsidegal Feb 15, 2012 08:45 PM


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                  Tripeler RE: ipsedixit Feb 16, 2012 12:09 AM

                  Does "endamame" mean it is the last course?

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                    westsidegal RE: Tripeler Feb 16, 2012 07:44 AM


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                      ipsedixit RE: Tripeler Feb 16, 2012 07:30 PM

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

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                  wienermobile RE: BSW6490 Feb 16, 2012 09:41 AM

                  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.

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                    Clyde RE: wienermobile Feb 16, 2012 09:52 AM

                    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.

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                      westsidegal RE: wienermobile Feb 16, 2012 11:53 AM

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

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