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Good sushi bar in Alhambra

magic man Jun 13, 2012 02:56 PM

I consider myself a sushi connoisseur.
Going to start working in Alhambra, looking for a great sushi bar to have lunch at 2-4 times a week.

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  1. TonyC RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 04:43 PM

    Does not exist.

    Sorafune in MPK is passable. Closest "good" sushi to Alhambra would be Ichi in S. Pas. Otherwise, you might as well go to Shun Fat supermarket and buy pre-packaged sashimi.

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    1. re: TonyC
      ipsedixit RE: TonyC Jun 13, 2012 08:58 PM

      As you've noted elsewhere about traveling on local streets in SGV, depending on where you are, the trek from Alhambra to Pasadena for Ichi would probably take longer than just hopping on the 10 and going to Little Tokyo.

    2. The Oracle RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 05:02 PM

      Not sure they are open for lunch, but Toro's Japanese Fusion is a favorite (on Main, between Garfield and Atlantic).

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        Ernie RE: The Oracle Jun 13, 2012 05:48 PM

        I've been enjoying the sushi at Toro's lately. I am by no means a sushi connoisseur, but they have very good quality unagi and toro there. The albacore tataki is great too

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        Jack Flash RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 05:06 PM

        I haven't been in quite some time, but we used to frequent Z Sushi (located on Garfield where it meets Atlantic, just south of Huntington) and found it to be pretty good, particularly for the area.

        TonyC (above) mentioned Ichi, but incorrectly stated that it's in South Pas. In fact, its on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, just south of California. A bit of a schlep for a workday lunch, depending on precisely where you are in Alhambra and how much time you have.

        Another high end sushi place in Pasadena, located at the Del Mar Gold Line station, is Kimagure. It's a reservation-only, Omakase-only (I think) place; I haven't been yet.

        Ichi was very good the one time I went there, but pricey (as good sushi usually is), probably around $60 just for food (for one).

        Yoshida in San Marino also has its fans (I've never been there). It's on Huntington Drive, west of Sierra Madre.

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        1. re: Jack Flash
          J.L. RE: Jack Flash Jun 13, 2012 05:27 PM

          Kimagure would be the strongest sushi contender in the Pas/S.Pas/San Marino/Alhambra continuum.

          Yoshida is not so good.

        2. J.L. RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 05:25 PM

          To get a better idea (price, style, etc.) of what you like, where are your favorite sushi places, magic man?

          1. ipsedixit RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 09:00 PM

            If you are strictly limiting yourself to Alhambra, then your best bets are either Toros or Z Sushi.

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              granadafan RE: magic man Jun 13, 2012 10:08 PM

              Where in Alhambra will you be working? I'm right at the LA/ Alhambra area and I find it's not a big deal to hop on the 10 to get somewhere or on Fremont to South Pas.

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                magic man RE: granadafan Jun 13, 2012 11:23 PM

                thanks for all the help.

                Don't need fancy rolls.I like good quality fish, allot of sasshimi of tuna, yellow tail, albacore. I love blue crab etc.

                I will be working off Main at Alhambra Hospitial.

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                  Johnny L RE: magic man Jun 15, 2012 01:25 AM

                  Unfortunately you will probably be disappointed by what we have to offer. If you dare, maybe take one for the team and see if Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori's sushi is worth trying?

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