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Recommended Japanese/Sushi Restaurants in Beverly Hills/West Hollywood

I will be visiting Los Angeles next month and need recommendations on a great chic Japanese/sushi restaurant (I was thinking Nobu, Katsuya, Mastsuhisa, Koi?) I would prefer to stay in Beverly Hills or West Hollywood because that is where I'm staying, and I don't have much of a budget but nothing over $75 a person without drinks or tip.

Thanks,
Lane

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  1. All those places are chic and, for one diner, just barely in your price range (provided you are not a super big eater and don't go for high-end items). Nobu's lowest tasting menu appears to be $65

    If your $75 is for more than one diner, or you eat a lot, Katana on Sunset or Izakaya Katsu-ya on 3rd may be better choices. Other's can give you an idea of the relative merits of one's food over the others on your list...I find that chic, fusion-y stuff to all be the same.

    You may also want to consider a newcomer, Yojisan in B. Hills
    http://yojisan.com/

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      I would be going to Spago if it weren't for the remodel, but I was aiming to go to an asian fusion place. Also, after dining at Nobu in Waikiki we were well within that budget. We aren't big eaters (At Nobu we had Black Miso Cod, Spicy Tuna Roll, and Miso Soup and that was a lot of food) Amounting to $100 for two, so I think $75 per person is realistic.

      1. re: lhenry

        Since you want fusion, how about Chaya Brasserie in BH or Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian in WH? You can get up to a 30% discount on meals at either place (and other places) using Savored.com to book a reservation. We used the site when we went to Zengo in SM and it worked out well. Got 30% off our bill.

    2. I don't think there is a Nobu in BH. Matsu would be by far the best choice of the others.

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      1. re: Thor123

        There is one in LA at 903 North La Cienega Boulevard, and one in Malibu as well

        1. re: lhenry

          Nobu Matsuhisa = chef

          Matsuhisa @ 129 N La Cienega, BH
          http://www.nobumatsuhisa.com/

          Nobu Malibu @ 3835 Cross Creek Road
          http://www.noburestaurants.com/malibu...

          pics and menus available at websites

      2. Is Matsuhisa better than any Nobu?

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        1. re: lhenry

          Go with Matsuhisa, but once again, I would say it ain't cheap.

          1. re: kevin

            What would you recommend in the same price point?

        2. Trip Advisor ranks Matsuhisa as #7 in Beverly Hills, so I assume that it is good, I would like your opinions on it. @yinyangdi I know Nobu Matsuhisa is the chef and have looked at both menus.

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          1. re: lhenry

            Matsuhisa is very good. You wont be sorry.

            1. re: Thor123

              especially if you get a hold of a reservation in the 10-seat tempura bar.