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Jun 13, 2012 02:56 PM

Good sushi bar in Alhambra

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. 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

      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. 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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      1. re: The Oracle

        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

      2. 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

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

          Yoshida is not so good.

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

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